Admissions Process

Registration Procedures

Families interested in enrolling students at St. Ambrose Academy should complete the following steps. Click here for relevant due dates.

  1. Schedule a preliminary interview with parents, child(ren), and the principal. Contact Principal Scott Schmiesing at (608) 827-5863 or
  2. Submit the St. Ambrose Academy application forms.
  3. St. Ambrose administration will review the prospective student’s work, report cards, and placement test to assess the student’s ability to perform at grade level. The administration will then schedule a second interview with the parents.
  4. St. Ambrose Academy will notify families in writing as to whether each prospective student is accepted.
  5. Sign and complete the Application for Admission form and Statement of Policy. Pay the admission fee (unless the application is completed by the first enrollment deadline).
  6. Pay any remaining tuition and fees.

Terms and Conditions for Participation

St. Ambrose Academy is open to children from families that are prepared to agree to the following terms and conditions for participation:

  • They believe in and support the Catholic mission of St. Ambrose Academy.
  • They intend to be informed, supportive, and active participants in their child(ren)’s education.
  • They will maintain communication between home and school.
  • They will meet their financial obligations to the school.

Additional Information

To learn more about attending St. Ambrose Academy, make an appointment with Principal Scott Schmiesing by calling (608) 827-5863 or e-mailing You can also schedule a school tour, visit us at a Breakfast Tour, or email us for additional information.

Probationary Period

Because St. Ambrose Academy offers a demanding educational experience, all new students begin their St. Ambrose careers in academic probation. This state of probation is lifted when:

  • the student demonstrates the ability to handle the challenging academic program;
  • the student demonstrates obedience to school rules and policy; and
  • it becomes clear that the student’s family provides sufficient direction and support in the area of homework.

St. Ambrose Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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