Admissions Process

St. Michael School is operated under the auspices of the Catholic Bishops of Chicago, a corporation sole, in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

We admit students of any race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities in this school. Our school does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies and school administered programs.

New family registrations for the next school year will start being accepted during our Catholic School’s Week Open House usually scheduled at the end of January. We will continue to accept applications at the school office during normal school hours while space is available, or you may mail them to the School Office:

Enrollment Office

St. Michael School
14355 Highland Avenue
Orland Park, Illinois 60462

At the time of registration, the incoming student’s original birth certificate, baptismal certificate, and social security card must be presented. A record of compliance with local and state health requirements must be submitted to the office. Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years of age by September 1. Students entering first grade must be 6 years of age by September 1. Proof of parish registration requires an envelope number.

A textbook/registration fee of $175.00 per student is required at the time of registration. Textbook fees are not refundable unless the school cannot accommodate the student due to enrollment capacity or the administration makes the decision not to accept a student.

Admissions Priority

Priority will be given to those seeking admission to St. Michael School is the following order:

  1. Parishioners with children already enrolled in St. Michael School or with graduated siblings.
  2. Parishioners without children already enrolled in St. Michael School.
  3. Non-parishioners (Catholic) with children already enrolled in St. Michael School.
  4. Non-parishioners (Catholic) with students transferring from other Catholic schools.
  5. Non-parishioners (Catholic) without children already enrolled in St. Michael School.
  6. Non-Catholic with siblings already enrolled or having graduated from St. Michael School on an as available basis.
  7. Non-Catholic students will be accepted based on availability.
  8. A registrant’s status as a parishioner or non-parishioner will be determined at the time of registration. A prospective student who at the time of registration is a non-parishioner will not be entitled to a higher admission priority because such student subsequently becomes a parishioner prior to the start of the school year.
  9. In-parish and out-of-parish tuition is based on status at the time of registration.


Family registration for the next school year will not be accepted until all current year financial obligations are met.