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The following admission guidelines apply:

  • Each school should establish procedures for admission and enrollment. 

  • Preferences shall be given to active members of the parish. 

  • Under archdiocesan guidelines for financial considerations, the optimum number of students per classroom is 35.

  • The recommended age for transitional kindergarten students is four years of age on or before September 1.

  • The recommended age for kindergarten students is five years of age on or before September 1.

  • The recommended age for first grade students is six years of age on or before September 1.

  • All students must comply with current California immunization and health requirements prior to enrollment.

  • The parish school will strive to provide an accessible Catholic education to as many students as possible, both with its educational programs and financial considerations; however, the school may have insufficient resources to meet the educational and financial needs of all students.

  • The pastor and principal will review students' continued eligibility for enrollment in the parish school.


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