St. Columbkille Catholic School: 2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration Information

Our school serves approximately 510 students in grades K-8. It is our mission to help students grow in spirit, mind, and body as disciples of Christ, and we are excited to welcome a new group of kindergartners and their families on the journey!

Our kindergarten staff includes 3 certified teachers and 3 full-time teachers' assistants. Each classroom has a maximum of 20 kindergartners.

General Information:

  • Registration for current school families begins on Tuesday, February 6. (Sacred Heart preschoolers are considered current families for all registration purposes).
  • Registration for new school families begins Friday, February 24.
  • Registration forms are available in the school office, at Sacred Heart Preschool, and on our school website ( under the documents tab.
  • New school families are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $250.00 which will be applied to your tuition.
  • Kindergarten Roundup, a day designed for our future kindergartners, will be held on Thursday, March 15th and Friday, March 16th. Please call the office to register your child for either Thursday OR Friday.
  • A Kindergarten Roundup Parent Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 PM in the school gym.
  • In order to register for kindergarten, your child must turn 5 on or before July 31, 2017.

In order to be considered for enrollment in our 2018-2019 Kindergarten class, we require a completed Enrollment Form and your deposit (if applicable) turned in to the school office on or before March 16.

If we have more than 60 prospective kindergartners in our Waiting Pool, we will notify each family of acceptance in the class by March 19. If we do not have a place in the class for your child at that time, we will contact you to determine whether you would like to be placed on a Waiting List.

If you are new to our parish and have a child who turned 5 on or before July 31, please contact the school for more information about our kindergarten program. Either call the office at 402-339-8706 or send an email to

If your child does not turn 5 by the deadline, we can not enroll him/her for kindergarten unless s/he can pass the readiness test administered by the school district where you reside. Please contact your school district of residence for more information on their testing policies and procedures.

For those who do not meet the age requirements for kindergarten, we recommend Sacred Heart Preschool. This is another great ministry of our parish family focused on the spiritual, physical, and intellectual growth of young children.




St. Columbkille Catholic School  *  224 East 5th Street  *  Papillion, NE 68046-2299  *  (402) 339-8706