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Application and Admissions Process


Dear Prospective Families,

Thank you for your interest in San Carlos School!  

We are a TK - 8th Grade Catholic School in the heart of beautiful and historic Monterey, California.  I look forward to meeting and supporting your student and your family through our application and admissions process.

San Carlos School community is dedicated to the development of socially responsible citizens who aspire to the modeling of Jesus, who are spiritually empowered, academically enriched and morally accountable for their actions.  Students begin their day at a morning assembly attended by all grades, parents, and San Carlos Community where we pray, celebrate, support, and ignite a love of learning.  We invite you to join us at 8am to witness and participate in the excitement of the San Carlos School campus.

To take the next step, please complete an inquiry form! Once we receive your inquiry, we’ll begin corresponding with you about the admissions process, special programming on campus, and schedule your date to visit.

Thank you for the opportunity to share about SCS! 

Sincerely,  Michelle Lavara, Admissions Coordinator  (831)375-1324  ext 221

Application Process through FACTS 

  1. Complete the inquiry form or contact Michelle Lavara, to schedule a visit.
  2. Request an Application Link 
    • Application/Testing Fee (non-refundable)
    • Birth Certificate (uploaded or send in hard copy)
    • Baptismal Certificate for Catholic Students wanting to be included in Sacramental Preparation  (uploaded or send in hard copy)
    • Completed Teacher Referral Form (email sent to current teacher through FACTS)
    •  Grades 1-8 (uploaded or send in hard copies)
      • Copies of Report Cards (Last 2 years from Grades TK-8)
      • Copies of any Standardized Tests (Last 2 years from Grades 2-8)
  3. Schedule your student's assessment with San Carlos staff once all application items are submitted.
    • TK and Kindergarten students will take a skills,  readiness, and socio-emotional assessment. 
      • Students applying for TK must be four (4) years old by April 1.  
      • Students applying for Kindergarten must be five (5) years old by September 1.  
      • Students entering 1st Grade must be six (6) years old by September 1.
    • First through 8th Grade utilizes Renaissance Star tests to evaluate math and reading, teacher administered assessment in oral reading & writing.

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Carlos School, mindful of their primary mission to be witnesses to the love of Christ for all, admit students of any race, color, national and/or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the school. 

San Carlos School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age, or gender in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. 

While San Carlos School does not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not be available. 

Likewise, San Carlos School does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of gender, age, disability, race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin. 

It is the policy of San Carlos School to promote equal opportunity in any and all employment decisions. San Carlos School reserves the right to be the sole judge of merit, competence and qualifications, and can favor Catholic applicants and co-workers in all employment decisions, especially in those positions that have direct bearing upon the pastoral activity of the Church.