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Admissions Policy » Admissions



Non-Discrimination Policy:

St. Francis de Sales School adheres to the diocesan policy of non-discrimination.

      “The schools of the diocese of San Bernardino admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the respective schools.  These schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.”



Date students seek admission will be a determining factor in the following priorities:

             1.  All fees and tuition must be current by May 10, or students’ names will be removed from class lists and placed on a waiting list until all back tuition is paid.

             2.  Tuition and fees for September must be paid by June 30.

             3.  Catholic

             4.  Non-Catholic


No student will be denied entrance to the school if a real financial need is demonstrated.  Applications for financial assistance may be obtained at the school office.  The general policy has been to grant a maximum of one-third the amount of basic tuition for assistance.  All other fundraising will remain unsubsidized and the responsibility of the parents. Families must have attended the school for one year before tuition assistance will be granted.  Tuition assistance will be granted for a maximum of two years.  The Board of Education, under the supervision of the Pastor, will grant assistance after all applications have been reviewed.


The above priorities shall not prevent the principal from denying admission to any student she deems a discipline problem.  The parents’ reasons for placing a child in school shall be considered.  It is the feeling that a Christian education should be the main objective, rather than reasons of discipline.


No registration will be accepted without Baptismal and birth certificates and immunization records.  Transcripts are requested from schools previously attended by transferring students.  No student will be allowed to enter class until immunization record is complete and on file at the school.


Ages of Admission

Students must be 4 by September 1st in order to enter the preschool class.

A pupil entering kindergarten must be five years of age on or before September 1st of that year.  A pupil entering first grade must be six years of age before September 1st of that year.

One year of preschool will be required of all children entering kindergarten.  The year in preschool must immediately precede kindergarten.  An entrance test will be administered to all incoming kindergarten students; admission to the class will be dependent on the outcome of the test.