FAQs

When are tours available during the school day?
Tours are available anytime by appointment. Please visit the Visit St. Ambrose page to fill out a tour request form.
What test do you administer to prospective students?
All incoming students are given an abbreviated entrance exam to assess the child’s skills. This exam usually takes 20-40 minutes depending on the grade level. The Dean of Students administers the exam.
What happens after I complete the entire application process?
After you complete the application process you will receive an e-mail from the Dean of Students setting up a testing time and date. When the test is completed and all paperwork has been reviewed, families will receive a call notifying you of your child’s acceptance or non-acceptance.
What are your school hours?
Pre-K-3rd grade hours are 7:45-3:00 M-Th and 2:00 dismissal on Friday
4th & 5th grade hours are 7:45-3:10 M-Th and 2:10 dismissal on Friday
6th -8th grade hours are 7:45-3:15 M-Th and 2:15 dismissal on Friday
We offer morning care beginning at 7:00 for $1.00 per day and after care until 6:00pm.
For more information on before/after school care, click here.
Do the students wear uniforms. If so, where do I get them?
Students at St. Ambrose do wear required uniforms. All uniforms are purchased through Parker Uniform Company. Each student must only wear uniform items sold at Parker.
What are your class sizes?
We have 2 classes per grade level and our maximum class sizes are:
Pre-K: 22 students with a full time teacher and a full time teacher aide
Kindergarten: 25 students with a full time teacher and a full time teacher aide
1st Grade: 25 with a full time teacher and one teacher aide shared between both rooms
2nd-8th: 27 students max per class
Tell me about your ancillary classes or electives for students.
Pre-K -2nd grade participate in weekly Spanish, Computer, Library,
Music, PE and guidance classes.
3rd grade participates in weekly Spanish, Computer, Library, Music,
PE, Art and guidance classes.
4th -8th grade participate in weekly Spanish, Computer, Library, Art,
PE and guidance classes.

What type of standardized testing do your students annually take?

Our students take a nationally-normed test which is the IOWA test.