Admissions Policy 

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Admissions Information

Statement of Non- Discriminatory Policy

St. Clare School and all Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Jose are mindful of their mission to be witnesses to the love of Christ for all, and admit students of any race, color, and nationality and/or ethnic origin of the rights, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools.

The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Jose do not unlawfully discriminate of the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in the admission of students, the administration of educational policies, scholarship, and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. St. Clare School and all the Catholic schools in the Diocese of San Jose does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of sex, age, disability, race color and national and/or ethnic origin. (California Catholic Conference, March 1994, revised January 1997)

Age Requirement

  • Transitional Kindergarten: Student must be FOUR years old by September 1st of the year they are entering.

  • Kindergarten: Student must be FIVE years old by September 1st of the year they are entering.

Applications and Enrollment

Applications for enrollment are accepted for transitional Kindergarten to eighth grade throughout the year, based on availability.

For more information, please contact Ms. Cherell Rizzo at (408) 246-6797 or during the school hours of 8:00AM-4:00PM

Applicant Screening

All prospective students are screened for academic and social readiness. Our screening process is designed to ensure that your child is ready to succeed at St. Clare School. There are sessions scheduled for screening all our applicants.


Applicants will receive a letter from the school office indicating their acceptance status. Once a student is accepted, the next step is to complete the registration process by submitting the requested forms and fees. Please call the school office at (408) 246-6797 if you have questions regarding admissions.

The following application materials are required (Provide each of the following documents in original form.)

  • Application Form

  • Official Birth Certificate

  • Passport or Proof of Residency (students born outside the U.S.)

  • Baptism Certificate (if child is Catholic)

  • Immunization Card

  • First Eucharist Certificate (applying for grades 3-8)

  • Copy of most recent report card or progress report (applying grades 1-8)

  • A $60 non-refundable application fee for each applicant

  • Small student photo