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How To Apply


Thank you for your interest in San Carlos School.  We are excited to introduce you to our campus, meet your family, and support your admissions process.   To take the next step, please complete our inquiry form.  This is the first step to connecting with us!  Once received, I will invite you to tour our campus and guide you through our admissions process.  Thank you for considering San Carlos School.

Sincerely,  Michelle Lavara, Admissions Coordinator

Admissions Process


Inquiry Form   Click the link and complete our inquiry form.  Once received, we will reach out to you to share more information, answer questions, and welcome you to campus.  Once your inquiry is received, you will be invited to tour or attend an open-house event on campus.

Tour our Campus   Seeing our campus in action, meeting our staff and principal, and learning about our program is the first and most important step in your decision to apply to SCS.  

Complete an Online Application:   Once you have toured and experienced the campus, the next step is to apply!  The application consists of general questions as well as a request for recommendations from current teachers.  A $125 application fee will be assessed in the application portal.  The fee decreases $25 per additional student.

Admission Testing Visit:  All prospective students will visit their peer class to “shadow” for a morning.    This experience allows the student to meet new friends, ask questions, and experience life at SCS independently and firsthand.  It also allows the teacher to get to know the student and administer required admission assessments in math, vocabulary, writing, and reading comprehension.  Once this visitation is complete, families will be notified by mail of the school’s decision regarding acceptance.

Admission Status: After the applicant's application is complete, and the assessments are scored, families will be notified by mail of the school’s decision regarding acceptance. Preference is given to siblings of currently enrolled students, parishioners, and alumni.  Families have two weeks to enroll once they are notified of acceptance.  

Enroll   Welcome to SCS!  Families enroll each year by the deadline to secure their students' seat.  The enrollment link is sent to families in the acceptance letter.  Once completed, families will be welcomed with school, classroom, and room-parent communications!

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.