Frequently Asked Questions 

What is the average class size?

Because smaller class sizes provide teachers with opportunities to create more personalized, student-driven lesson plans, Communion of Saints is committed to maintaining small student-teacher ratios. Currently, our class sizes range from 18 to 27 students.


How often do the students attend Mass?

The students attend Mass once per week. Our school is a vital and integral part of our parish. We have an unwavering commitment to engaging with the parish as often as possible, including participating in the Sacraments.

How does Communion of Saints address the needs of advanced learners?

With smaller class sizes, our teachers have greater ability to bring unique and challenging opportunities into their classrooms. Communion of Saints School has also partnered with St. Ignatius High School to provide our eighth-grade students with the opportunity to take Algebra I five days a week. In addition, our enrichment teachers work with accelerated students in small group settings allowing them to reach beyond the curriculum.

How long is the school day?

The first bell rings promptly at 7:45 am and instruction begins at 7:50 am. Our day ends after afternoon announcements at 2:30 pm.

Do you provide before care and after care?

Yes, Communion of Saints offers before care and after care. Families who are registered for these services may drop off their children beginning at 6:30am for before care.  After Care is available from the end of the school day until 6pm.

Does Communion of Saints offer bus service?

The following school districts currently provide bus transportation to and from Communion of Saints School: Cleveland Heights, University Heights, South Euclid, and Lyndhurst.

When does registration begin?

Registration for kindergarten begins in the fall. The registration process for first through eighth grade is ongoing, starting in January and continuing throughout the summer. We will make every effort to accommodate all interested families; however, first priority is given to Communion of Saints parishioners and to sibling of current Communion of Saints families.

Do you offer hot lunch?

Yes, Communion of Saints School offers a healthy, hot lunch served daily in the cafeteria. Monthly lunch menus are sent home in advance, and families may choose to purchase lunch or just milk for each day. Communion of Saints School also participates in the National School Lunch Program for qualifying families.

Are volunteer service hours required of parents?

Our school would not exist without the time and commitment of our parent volunteers. While there is no formal requirement for service hours, we expect parents to become engaged and involved in our school and we offer countless ways to participate that can accommodate any schedule. Activities sponsored by our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), Athletic Association, and the parish Families with Young Children, volunteering in the lunchroom or classroom, or helping with various fundraiser are just a few ways to get involved. 

ALL volunteers must complete the following.  Items must be submitted and approved by the rectory office prior to any volunteer commitments.

1. Attend a “Protecting God’s Children” training. Must be register at

2. BCI Background check: results mailed directly to Fr. John McNulty, Communion of Saints Parish,          2175 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118. 

3. Register on  This is located under the tool box tab of your Virtus account.  Complete      24 bulletins received in your email.

4. Read and sign acknowledgement form Diocese of Cleveland’s Policy for the Safety of Children in          Matters of Sexual Abuse, Revised 2016.

  • Choose “Documents and Policies” in the left banner
  • Choose the link “Click to download the Policy for the Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual Abuse: Rev. 20016”
  • Read the Policy for the Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual Abuse: Rev. 20016
  • Print page 57 of the policy, complete and sign and submit to the parish rectory.
  • Read and sign the acknowledgement form that you have read the Standards of Conduct for Ministry and submit to rectory.
  • Go to:
  • Choose “Documents and Policies” in the left banner
  • Choose the link “Click to download the Standards of Conduct for Ministry.”
  • Read the Standards of Conduct for Ministry.
  • Print page 16 of the policy, complete and sign and submit to parish rectory. 

Where do Communion of Saints School graduates go to high school?

Communion of Saints School faculty and staff work closely with each Eighth Grader and his/her parents to ensure that our students find the high school that will be a good fit and offer the greatest opportunities. Recent graduates attend a wide range of area high schools, including: 

  • Beaumont School
  • Benedictine High School
  • Cleveland Heights High School
  • Gilmour Academy
  • Hathaway Brown School
  • Hawken School
  • Lake Catholic
  • Laurel School
  • Notre Dame Cathedral Latin
  • Shaker Heights High School
  • St. Ignatius High School
  • Trinity High School
  • University School
  • Villa Angela St. Joseph