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Application & Entrance Exam

Applications for Admission to San Carlos School are completed online.  A non-refundable application fee of $125 (includes testing appointment) will be required through FACTS Financial online application process.

Please contact Michelle Lavara, Admissions Coordinator, or (831)375-1324  ext. 221 for admissions and waitlist information. Application links are provided once initial interview is complete.  

Enrollment Age:  

  • Transitional Kindergarten applicants must be four (4) years old by April 1 of the year of entrance.
  • 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. 

Online Application:   The Application will consist of general questions as well as a request for recommendations from previous teachers.  Applications will not be considered until the online application is complete and all recommendations are submitted by requested teachers.  Applicants at all grade levels will be asked to take an entrance exam administered by San Carlos School and families will be contacted to schedule a testing appointment once the application is complete.

Admission Testing:  Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students will complete a TK/Kindergarten skills & school readiness assessment. The Grades 1 through 8 exams evaluate math skills, vocabulary, oral reading, writing, and reading comprehension.

Admission Status: 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. 

Enrollment/Reenrollment Fee:  Families will complete the San Carlos School Financial Agreement through FACTS with a non-refundable Enrollment Fee to secure their child's place in the program each year.  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, 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 and the Diocese of Monterey 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 a direct bearing upon the pastoral activity of the Church.