One of the most important decisions that you make as a parent is where to send your children to school. Perhaps you are looking to a Catholic education as a means of obtaining excellence in academics while promoting a lifelong commitment of excellence to faith and virtue. These two pillars of excellence are what we call the “Catholic School Advantage.” For fifty-nine years, San Jose Catholic School has successfully proven this advantage by promoting excellence in academics, encouraging spiritual growth, and assisting students in reaching their full potential. Our students are grounded in faith, hope and love, and make a positive difference within their community.
Whether you are returning to San Jose Catholic School or new to our community, we look forward to a rewarding and growing relationship. San Jose Catholic School provides you with a wide variety of possibilities – all at one exceptional school.
Please let us know if you have questions or if we can assist you with the application process in any way.
Admissions: 2020-2021 Documents and Forms (3)
Admission preference is given to Catholic students who are members of San Jose Catholic Parish. Transfer students from a public, private, or diocesan school will be considered on a conditional basis.
San Jose Catholic School is committed to providing an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. In keeping with this commitment, the school will not tolerate harassment or discrimination on the basis of a person’s protected status, such as gender, color, race, ancestry, national origin, age, physical disability, mental condition, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status. All employees, faculty members and students are protected under this policy. In addition, this policy applies to all conduct occurring on school grounds, at assignments outside the school, or at school-sponsored events. All students are responsible for helping to assure that any harassment or discrimination is reported. If a student witnesses or learns of any conduct that violates this policy, the student must immediately report the incident to his/her principal. If however, the principal is the individual who is believed to have engaged in the inappropriate conduct, the student should notify the Superintendent of Schools of the Diocese of St. Augustine. If an investigation reveals that inappropriate conduct has occurred, the school will take corrective action based on the circumstances.
San Jose Catholic School has an open admission policy. No person, on the grounds of race, color, gender, disability or national origin, is excluded or otherwise subjected to discrimination in the receiving of services. Nor does the school discriminate in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment on the basis of race, color, disability, age, gender, or national origin.
Grade Entering Age or Placement Guidelines Entrance Test Requirements
Pre-K 3 Must be 3 years old by Sept. 1st Developmental readiness assessment
Pre-K 4 Must be 4 years old by Sept. 1st Developmental readiness assessment
Kindergarten Must be 5 years old by Sept. 1st Kindergarten readiness assessment
Grades 1-8 Placed in grade according to age, previous
school records and recommendations,
and entrance test results
Grade level entrance tests which may
include easyCBM™, Developmental Reading
Assessment® (DRA), or other writing
Parents wishing to register their child at San Jose Catholic School must:
- Complete the necessary registration forms.
- Provide a certified copy of the child’s birth certificate.
- Provide a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate. (Catholics only)
- Provide previous report cards from other schools. (If applicable)
- Provide psychological test results. (If applicable)
- Provide documentation of custody. (If applicable)
- Provide required immunization requirements. (See Immunization section of handbook)
- Pay required fees. (See Tuition and Fee Schedule)
Currently enrolled students will receive priority for admissions. New families may have to be put on a waiting list pending class sizes. Early registration is recommended.
EDUCATIONAL NEEDS/ACCOMODATIONS (DOSA Policy 700.7)
The Catholic school community in the Diocese of St. Augustine has a goal of helping all children reach their full potential intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. Individual schools establish admission policies for their own schools, which target students who are able to manage in a mainstream setting.
Limited resources prevent us from accepting students who would require more than simple accommodations.