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Application & Entrance Exam

Students applying for Kindergarten must be five (5) years old by September 1 of the year of entrance. Students entering Grade 1 must be six (6) years old by September 1 of the year of entrance. Transitional Kindergarten applicants must be four (4) years old by April 1 of the year of entrance.

Applications for Transitional Kindergarten through Grade 8 can be made by calling the Main Office and requesting a formal application or downloading the application page from the bottom of this page. The completed application, with a non-refundable application and testing fee of $100 should be returned to the Main Office.

Applications will not be considered until the office has received the following items.

Download the Application (first 3 pages completed by all applicants)

Application and Screening Fee ($100 non-refundable)

Birth Certificate

Baptismal Certificate (Catholics)

Current Teacher Evaluation Form (K - 8)

Copies of Report Cards (Last 2 years from Grades 2 - 8 only )

Copies of any Standardized Test (Last 2 years from Grades 2 - 8 only)

Students must have the results of current standardized tests and report cards from their previous school. Copies of these documents need to be turned into the Main Office with the application and application fee. Applicants in all grade levels will be asked to take an entrance exam administered by San Carlos School.

Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students will take a Kindergarten skills exam. The Grades 1 through 8 exams evaluate math skills, vocabulary, oral reading, writing, and reading comprehension.

After the applicant's file is complete and the entrance exam is scored, families will be notified by mail of the school’s decision regarding acceptance. In acceptance of new students, preference is given to siblings of currently enrolled students and siblings and children of San Carlos School graduates. When the student receives an acceptance letter, the San Carlos School Financial Agreement with a non-refundable Enrollment Fee is required in order to secure enrollment. (See Tuition and Fees Page.)

Immunization certificates will be required for all students entering school prior to attending. All students of San Carlos School will be required to present documentation of the following immunizations being current: Polio, DTP/DtaP, MMR, Varicella, and Hepatitis B series.


Non-Discrimination Policy

San Carlos School and the Diocese of Monterey, 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 the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the school.

San Carlos School and the Diocese of Monterey do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age or gender in administration of their educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

While San Carlos School and the Diocese of Monterey do not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not be available.

Likewise, San Carlos School and the Diocese of Monterey do 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 the Diocese of Monterey to promote equal opportunity in any and all employment decisions. The Diocese 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.


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