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Admissions Procedure

Some say "it takes a village to raise a child." Catholic Academy of Waterbury is the most precious village in our community, where our students, staff, and friends find their second home. Honoring our roots as a heritage school of Blessed Sacrament and St. Mary, we nourish our students in the teachings of the Catholic Church. Families of diverse backgrounds choose a Catholic Academy education because of how welcoming, accelerated, whole-child-minded, and accommodating we are.  We invite you to learn more about us, and we can't wait to walk you through our "village" to let you see for yourself what makes our school the most outstanding option for learners in Pre-K3 through Grade 8.


Three easy steps to join our school family:


First, be in touch with us!  We are always delighted to speak with families about our school.

Click here to schedule a visit or call Mrs. Flaherty, our Administrative Assistant, who will provide you with everything you'd like to know, invite you to tour our school, and meet our Principal.  She may be reached at 203.756.5313 or


Next, begin the application process.

Click here to complete an online application.

Let us know when your application is complete so we can review your information.


Finally, we'll be in touch with good news.

We can't wait for you to be a member of our CAW family!


Should you have questions during any part of this process, we are here to help.  Here are important contacts:

Mrs. Christa Chodkowski, Principal

Mrs. Janet Flaherty, Administrative Assistant

Catholic Academy is enjoying Spring break this week!  Phone calls, emails, and applications are most welcome anytime, but we will get back to you upon our return during the week of April 26.

Wait Lists


12 applications beyond SEATS available


Don't delay, begin the admissions process today!  We've had exceptional early interest in our school for 2021-2022 with over 80 applications so far.  A wait list is forming in at least one grade.

Please know that as we reach capacity in certain classes, Mrs. C still loves to meet with all interested families and have applications come in for classes with wait lists.

We are excited to meet everyone and share Catholic Academy with you!