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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 One must be six (6) years old by September 1 of the year of entrance. Transitional Kindergarten applicants must turn four (4) years and six (6) months old prior to the start of school.

Applications for Transitional Kindergarten through Grade Eight 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 $75 , should be returned to the Main Office.

Transitional Kindergarten applicants must turn 4 and a half years old prior to the start of the school year.

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 ($75.00 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 evaluates 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 $200 non-refundable Registration Fee is required in order to secure enrollment.

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.


Racially Non-Discriminatory Policy


San Carlos School and the Diocese of Monterey admits 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.

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.