Frequently Asked Questions

The Admissions Office has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to assist you in learning more about Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School. Email any other questions to

Thank you!
Aileen Leahey, Director of Enrollment Management

How can I receive information about Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School?

 Simply complete the online Inquiry Form and we will be glad to answer your admissions questions via email or phone. 

When is the application for admission due?

The application for admission for the 2025-26 school year is due Friday, February 7, 2025. A $175 application fee is paid through FACTS. Please complete the online application here.

Are all candidates for admission required to take an applicant test?

Yes, all applicants to Saint Jude the Apostle School are required to take a test. This test is part of the process by which admissions and placement decisions are made. The cost of the test is covered in the application fee.

When is the applicant test offered? When will I receive my testing date?

The applicant testing will be administered by the faculty of Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School on two dates based on the applicant's grade. The testing date for Pre-K 4 and Kindergarten applications is Saturday, March 1, 2025. The testing date for 1st through 7th grade applications is Saturday, March 8, 2025. 


The test will last approximately one hour. You will receive an email with your child’s testing date and time within 2 business days of the admissions office receiving your completed online application.


When can I come for a tour? What will I see?

The admissions office is beginning tours for prospective families on Wednesday, October 16, 2024. Tours will be an opportunity to meet with our Admissions Director, and see our school in action. Tours will be scheduled Monday through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.. To schedule a tour of our school, please email Aileen Leahey at 770-394-2880, Ext. 423 or by email at, or simply fill out the contact form and we will be in touch.

Do you have an Open House?

Yes, we have two Open Houses.


Open House #1 - Wednesday, October 16, 2024, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Open House # 2 - Sunday, January 26, 2025, 11:15 AM - 1 PM


Reservations are required. Our Open House is a great opportunity to visit our classrooms, meet our administrators, and learn more about the admissions process.

What is the Middle School Day Experience? How can my child participate?

Rising sixth and seventh grade students who have submitted an online application for the 2025-2026 school year are encouraged to join us for a Middle School information meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 2025,  9:00 -11:30 AM.

What is the cost of tuition for Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School?

Tuition for the 2024-2025 school year is $11,950 for active Catholic families with a Parish Verification form signed by the Pastor of their church. Families pay their tuition through the FACTS Tuition Management System. To learn more about accessing various tuition payment options, please contact the Saint Jude School Business Office at 770-394-2880 ext. 425.

The cost of tuition for non-Catholic families, or Catholic families without a signed Parish Verification form, is $13,500.


The 2025-2026 school year annual tuition will be announced in March 2025.

Is Financial Assistance available?

Yes. The average financial aid award for the 2022-23 school year was $5,880 per student. This amount varies based upon the financial need of each individual family.


Families benefiting from tuition scholarships for the current school year: 11%


Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School requires families to complete the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment online to process financial aid applications for the 2023-2024 school year. The online financial aid application must be completed no later than March 1, 2024, and will be available on November 1, 2023 at the FACTS Website.


In addition to financial aid awarded by the school, GRACE Scholarships are available to students transferring from a public school, or to a new student entering kindergarten or first grade. Click here for a GRACE Application. Applications must be submitted to Saint Jude the Apostle School no later than March 1, 2024. GRACE applicants are also required to complete the online financial aid application at Click on FACTS in the Quick Links section.


The Admissions Office will provide financial assistance decisions with a student’s admissions notification letter mailed on March 29, 2024.


Decisions are based on financial need which must be re-established annually.

What are the transportation options?

Most families utilize carpools to get to and from Saint Jude School. With families coming from over 15 different parishes, odds are you will find someone near you who attends our school.

There is also a private bus which is run by an independent transportation service and coordinated by parents. Parents who choose to have their child ride the bus will sign a contract and make payments directly to the bus driver.

Does Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School accept transfer students?

Yes! We do accept a limited number of qualified students for transfer into rising 1st through 7th grade. In accordance with the policies of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, rising 8th grade applicants must be currently enrolled in a Catholic school to qualify for admission to Saint Jude School. Please review the Admissions Application page to learn more about the application process.