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Principal's Weekly Message (The Week of January 19)

The Petrides School


The Week of January 19, 2022 


Dear Petrides Parent,
Please see below essential information regarding “Admissions” processes.  It is important to know, that once a student is admitted to the Petrides School, they have a right to continue in their seat through grades Pre K -12.  HOWEVER, families must participate in the “city-wide” admissions processes in grades Kindergarten, 6 and 9 – by completing the available city-wide Kindergarten, Middle School and High School applications.  You must declare your intent to continue at Petrides in each of these milestone grades.  


You should know that we take seriously the responsibility of possibly providing a child’s entire (pre-college) education and have developed a 14-year plan to ensure the success of our students.   Our stellar high school statistics are proof that we’re getting the job done.  We continually evolve to meet the needs of our current students, and certainly hope that our families commit to our PreK-12 program.   


 SPECIFIC INFORMATION regarding ADMISSIONS by grade level:  

 KINDERGARTEN APPLICATION:  The deadline to submit Kindergarten applications was extended until Friday, January 21st.   

  • Our PreK teachers are monitoring the submission of applications from our current PreK students.  
  • If your child is the sibling of a present Petrides student, and NOT currently in our PreK program, you must note the “sibling” relationship on your Kindergarten application, and list Petrides School as your first choice to be given sibling priority for admission.    


MIDDLE SCHOOL APPLICATION: Middle School applications are now available; application deadline is Tuesday, March 1st.   

  • Parents of 5th grade students will find their child’s Middle School application in their MySchools account.  (For access to your MySchool’s account, email Alan Doctor,    


 HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATION: High School application process will open sometime next week.  We will send further details about upcoming informational events for students and their parents – as you ponder this important decision. 


Feel free to contact me or the assistant principals with any questions:  

Jennifer Ponzi-Caputo, Elementary School Assistant Principal –  

BettyAnn Souffrin, Middle School Assistant Principal –   

Anthony Tabbitas, High School Assistant Principal –   


REMINDER: Virtual PTA General Membership Meeting tonight, Wednesday, January 19th at 7:00 pm.  You will find the link at the PTA tab on our website: 



Joanne Buckheit