Admission & Attendance

Archdiocesan Guidelines For Admission To Elementary Schools

Preferences are given to active members of the parish. The recommended age for transitional kindergarten (Alpha-K) is four (4) years of age on or before September 1. For kindergarten students: five (5) years of age on or before September 1. The recommended age for first grade students is six (6) years of age on or before September 1, unless waived by the principal. All students must comply with current California immunization and health requirements prior to enrollment.

The parish school will strive to have Catholic education accessible to as many students as possible, both with its educational programs and financial considerations; however, it 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. The school establishes its own procedures for admission and enrollment.

Guidelines For Admission To St. Joseph Catholic School

In addition to the above guidelines, the following are specific to St. Joseph Elementary School:

  • Preference will be given to members of the parish who are baptized, registered and supportive of the parish.
  • Transitional Kindergarteners (Alpha-K) must be four (4) years old by September 1. (Birth and Baptismal Certificates required)
  • Kindergarteners must be five (5) years old by September 1. (Birth and Baptismal Certificates required)
  • Previous report card must be submitted
  • Previous standardized test results must be submitted
  • Completed application and registration fee have been turned in
  • All new students are considered on probation for their first year

School Student Non-Discrimination Policy

The school, mindful of its mission to be a witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students regardless of race, color or national and/or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, sex or national and/or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies and practices, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs, although certain athletic leagues and other programs may limit participation, and some archdiocesan schools operate as single sex schools.

While the school does not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not always be available to them. Decisions concerning the admission and continued enrollment of a student in the school are based upon the student’s emotional, academic and physical abilities and the resources available to the school in meeting the student’s needs.