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Notes for Prospective Students
- School Tours & Open Houses: Small group tours for prospective parents are offered on Tuesday mornings from 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. To make an appointment, please call the school office and speak to Mrs. Dillon, our school secretary, at (415) 751-9564. Families are welcome and encouraged to attend our Community Open House on Sunday, November 9th 2008 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Please check our website for family and community events during the 2008 - 2009 school year.
- Eligibility for Enrollment: At St. Monica School, the development or behavioral age of the child is a strong factor in considering acceptance.
- The developmental age is an assessment at which the child is functioning as a total person: emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially.
- Intellectual development and/or chronological age are not necessarily guarantees of academic readiness.
- The prospective student must be able to understand and speak English proficiently.
- Kindergarten: A child must be five years of age by December 1st in order to be eligible for entrance into the St. Monica School Kindergarten class.
- It is advisable that children have pre-school experience before attending Kindergarten. After an application has been submitted, appointments for the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment will be scheduled, first held on a Saturday morning in January/February.
- The preferred application deadline is January 31st. Incoming 1st through 8th Grades: Transfer students are welcome at any time.
- A child will be accepted into St. Monica if he or she is assessed as being able to perform academically at grade level.
- In order for this judgment to be fairly made, a full day classroom visitation and testing for the prospective student is provided at every grade level.
- We may not be able to accommodate students applying for Grades 1st through 8th if the student's previous school indicates that there have been continuing problems in the areas of self-control and/or study habits.
- Acceptance priorities: 1. Child is a sibling of an enrollment student 2.
- Child is Catholic and parents live within the St. Monica Parish boundaries 3.
- Child is a Catholic and parents do not live within the St. Monica Parish boundaries 4. Child is not Catholic Families of all faiths are welcome.