Getting Started

Dear Parents,

I invite you to discover the distinction that makes our school an extraordinary place of learning for children from Pre-K 4 through 8th grade. When you select Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School, you join a community bound by faith, with families passionate about education, students fully engaged in their learning, and teachers committed to their practice as caring professionals.


The application for Kindergarten - 7th Grade for the 2024-25 school year will close on Monday, February 5, 2024. The application for Pre-K 4 class closed on Monday, October 23, 2023.
To schedule a tour of our school, please email Aileen Leahey.  In addition, I'm happy to answer any questions you may have either by phone 770-394-2880, Ext. 423 or by email at
Warm regards,

Aileen Leahey
Director of Enrollment Management

-1- Request Information

Let us know that you are interested in Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School by submitting an inquiry form on our website. You will be contacted within 48 hours by phone and/or email.

-2- Attend an Information Session (Pre-K 4/Kindergarten only)

Pre-K 4 and Kindergarten Information Session #1 - Monday, September 25, 2023, 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Pre-K 4 and Kindergarten Information Session #2 - Monday, September 25, 2023, 7 - 8 PM
Parents interested in learning more about our full-day Pre-K 4 and/or Kindergarten classes for 2024-25, should plan to attend one of the sessions.  Principal Mrs. Patty Childs will be presenting and you will hear from Mrs. Aileen Leahey, Director of Admissions, to learn more about the admissions process.  The Pre-K 4 application closed on Monday, October 23, 2023.

The full day Pre-K 4 class welcomes children turning four years old on or before September 1st.


The Kindergarten class welcomes children turning five years old on or before September 1st.


-3- Attend an Open House. Schedule a tour

Open House #1 - Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Open House # 2 - Sunday, January 28, 2024, 11:15 AM - 1 PM


We encourage you and your child(ren) to attend our Open Houses as it is designed with the whole family in mind. You will get a tour of the school led by a student ambassador or PTA Member, who will be available to answer questions, show you our classrooms and introduce you to our amazing teachers along the way.
Campus tours start in mid-October and are designed to answer specific questions about the curriculum and the admissions process. Our Director of Admissions will lead a guided tour of the campus. Tours last approximately one hour and a reservation must be made in advance. By visiting our campus, you will be able to see first-hand what sets us apart from other schools in the area.
Email to request a tour.

-4- Complete the Online Application

Application for the 2024-25 School Year Opens - Monday, October 16, 2023

Application closes - Monday, February 5, 2024


Create a FACTS login and password, and complete the online application by February 5th, 2024.
In order to complete the application, you will need to upload the following documents: birth certificate, Immunization Form GA3231, and for Catholic Applicants, a Baptismal Certificate. You will also need to submit an Archdiocesan Parish Verification Form (Catholic applicants only). There is a fee of $175 per applicant.

-5- Attend Shadow Day (6th and 7th Grade Applicants only)

Middle School Shadow Event - Wednesday, February 7, 2024,  9:30 -11:30 AM


We offer a half-day shadowing event for rising 6th and 7th grade students that have submitted an application. This is an opportunity for prospective students to meet students and teachers, and learn more about life in middle school.


-6- Schedule Applicant Testing

Testing Day for Pre-K 4 and Kindergarten Applicants - Saturday, February 24, 2024

Testing Day for Pre-K 4 - 7th Grade Applicants - Saturday, March 2, 2024

Testing takes 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.


-7- Admissions Notification

Admissions Notification Letters Mailed - Friday, March 29, 2024
Admissions Email Notification - Saturday, March 30, 2024 after 8 AM 
Deadline to Accept Admissions Offer and Deposit Due - Thursday, April 11, 2024