PCEC time and fee chart HFE

Waiting List

Once you know you are ready to commit to enrolling your child at HFE, fill out the waitlist form, which is named Prospective Family Form, found on our website under the Precious Creations Early Childhood program menu. This ensures that we have the information we need to get you started down the path of admission. Children can be added to the waitlist at any time and the waitlist remains active year to year.

Our admission process gives priority in the following order…

Priority 1: Children of siblings already enrolled at Holy Family Elementary

Priority 2: Children of older siblings who previously attended Holy Family Elementary but have moved on to secondary education and/or children of parish and Catholic school employees

Priority 3: Heartland parish members

Priority 4: Non-Heartland parish Catholics

Priority 5: Non-Catholics

To be considered for priority one, two, or three admissions, parents must be registered with a parish and approved by the pastor as someone who is an active participant in stewardship and 'in good standing' with the church.

The date that a student was placed on the waitlist will also be taken into consideration.

No Catholic child whose parents or guardians desire enrollment at HFE shall be denied admission based on race, color, or national origin. No child regardless of religious affiliation, whose parents or guardians desire enrollment at HFE that possesses the capacity for additional enrollees shall be denied admission based on race, color, or national origin.



Our pre-enrollment process begins in January when we confirm the placement of our current students for the following school year. After our current students have been placed, we refer to the order of admission policy for placing new students on the waitlist. Once we confirm there is a spot available and that you have met all the requirements set forth by the parish, we will contact you regarding the placement of your child.

Non-refundable pre-enrollment fee

A non-refundable pre-enrollment fee is due by March 1st, to hold your child’s placement at Holy Family Elementary for the following school year. 

New Parent Meeting

Once your child has been placed at HFE, we ask that you attend our New Parent Information Night held in March. At this meeting, you will receive the information and paperwork you need to get you moving forward to enrollment in August. Please see our website and/or social media for information on the dates and times as this meeting nears.


Enrollment paperwork will be handed out at the New Parent Information Night and/or posted on our website beginning in May. All paperwork must be completed and turned in by or at enrollment in August. 

Required Paperwork

HFE new student paperwork 

Certified birth certificate from the state

Health/physical assessment from the doctor

Up-to-date Immunization record

Register with one of the 7 Heartland Parishes and begin participation in stewardship.

Heartland Parishes

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church: Hays

St. Joseph Catholic Church: Hays

St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church: Hays

Our Lady, Help of Christians Catholic Church: Antonino

St. Anthony Catholic Church: Schoenchen

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church: Munjor

St. Catherine Parish: Catharine


The Heartland Parishes of Ellis County provide funding to the Hays Catholic Schools in order to support our day-to-day operations. This funding is supplemented by the stewardship of our Catholic school families.

For Catholic school families, the church suggests that 8% of your annual income go to the church, 1% to the diocese, and 1% to charities of our choice. You are also asked to give one hour of prayer and at least two hours a week of your time and talents.

The preschool years are your opportunity to get established with the parish and begin participating in stewardship in both the parish and the school. Active participation is taken into account and gives you priority for admission at pre-enrollment time. By the time you plan to enroll your child in KinderPrep or Kindergarten, you must be in good standing with your parish and be approved by the pastor. “In good standing” means that you have a history of active participation in the way of stewardship, whether it be in the area of time, talent or treasure. 

Your commitment to stewardship, for both your parish and the school, is renewed at the beginning of every calendar year.

Non-Heartland Parish members

Non-Heartland Parish members will be held to the same fee structure as Heartland Parish members for the preschool year only. If you are a Non-Heartland Parish member and plan to further your child’s education at HFE after preschool, your admission and enrollment process becomes tuition based. Please see the school bookkeeper for more information.



Enrollment takes place in August and all families are required to attend. All enrollment paperwork is due by or at this time. Preschool fees and other fees such as After School Care registration are due at this time. Please see our website and/or social media for information on the enrollment day, date, and time as August nears.

Preschool Fee

A non-refundable preschool fee is due in August at the time of enrollment. Payment of this fee is required by all preschool families. Financial aid is available, please see the school bookkeeper for more information. 

Financial Aid

Automatic withdrawal is available for preschool fee payments. Please see the school bookkeeper for help setting up your account.

Payment plans are available and fees can be paid in quarterly or monthly installments. Preschool fees must be paid in full by April 1st. Please see the school bookkeeper to get set up with a payment plan.