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Admissions Process

Admissions Process

The admissions team looks forward to reviewing your application materials. We are confident that your child and family will be a wonderful addition to our school community. Students shall be admitted to St. Catherine of Siena School if they have a reasonable, well founded hope of successfully completing the school’s program, provided there is space available.

In addition to reviewing a complete application, our school conducts an assessment of the child, according to their educational background and special needs. This process ensures that the child is placed in the appropriate grade level, so that we can best meet your child’s educational needs.

Testing

Kindergarten readiness and grade-level testing are done with an appointment with the teacher.

Shadow Day

We encourage prospective students to participate in a half day or full day Shadow Day to engage what learning looks like at St. Catherine of Siena School. Please make an appointment with the principal.

Acceptance to St. Catherine of Siena School:

Parents and/or guardians will be formally notified by letter indicating whether the applicant is or is not accepted for open class spots. If accepted, the applicant will sign a contract and complete necessary paperwork. By accepting a position at St. Catherine School, the applicant agrees to do the following:

  1. Abide by the rules of St. Catherine School as stated in the School Handbook.
  2. Pay tuition promptly by the date(s) indicated on the tuition contract
  3. Perform 25 hours of Family Service helping with fundraising, events, auction, room parenting, and other opportunities to participate.
  4. Participate in fundraisers. Each school family is expected to raise $450 in PROFIT per year. Families have the option of a fundraising buy-out of $450 due in August. We offer various ways to participate in fundraising, including: participation of the Fun Run (40% profits), See’s Candy, etc.

Required Health Records upon Acceptance

In order to comply with Federal, State and Diocesan regulations, the following information is due to the school office by no later than 30 days prior to the first day of school. For the protection of all children enrolled, no child will be allowed to start classes without proof of current immunizations, a physical exam and TB screening.

Physical Exams

Current Immunizations and TB Screening. Up-to-date immunizations, as required by Federal/State law are as follows:

The PDF forms for application and enrollment can be found here on the Parent Resources page.

All seven Lumen Christi Academies and the Diocese of Oakland admit students of any race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students to their schools. All seven Lumen Christi Academies do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or disability in the administration of educational and admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.