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Elementary School Admission Guidelines

​​Schools should consider the following factors when establishing their admissions policies and practices:

  • ​Admissions procedures shall be in writing, clearly stated, and available to the public

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

  • The optimum number of students per classroom is 33-35 for financial viability.

  • 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.

  • An accessible Catholic education should be made available to as many students as possible, but the school must consider whether it has sufficient resources to meet the educational and financial needs of all student applicants.

  • Schools should not admit students who owe money to another school.

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


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