Getting Started

Dear Parents,

I invite you to discover the distinction that makes our school an extraordinary place of learning for children from Kindergarten 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.
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 and Kindergarten only)

There are two information sessions for prospective families: one to learn about our new and exciting full-day Pre-K 4 program and another for rising Kindergarten students. These are adult-only events and will be held in the school cafe. 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.

-3- Plan a Visit

There are two opportunities to come visit us: an Open House in the fall  and scheduling a campus tour. We encourage you and your child(ren) to attend our Open House 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.

-4- Complete the Online Application

Create a FACTS login and password, and complete the online application. In order to complete the application, you will need to upload the following documents: birth certificate, Immunization Form GA3231, and for Catholic Applicants, a Baptismsal 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 a Shadow Day (Middle School only)

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


-6- Set up Testing

There are two testing windows mid-Winter. Testing occurs on Saturday morning and 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- Attend New Family Orientation

Admissions deadline will be sent in early April. We hope you attend our Spring Fling welcoming new families to our Saint Jude family.