Age Requirements

Students entering PreKindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade must meet the following age requirements:

Pre-Kindergarten
Four Years Old by September 1, 2017

Kindergarten
Five Years Old by September 1, 2017

First Grade
Six Years Old by Sept. 1, 2017



Enrollment Process

Links to our applications appear below. Please call our office at 831-624-8322, or email Ms. Lisa Chomko at  lchomko@juniperoserra.org, for additional information on the enrollment process. When the application is complete, please mail the application and other documents to: Junipero Serra School Admissions, 3090 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93923 along with a $75.00 non–refundable application fee . Once the application is received, you will be contacted by the Admissions Department to schedule a screening.

2017/2018 PreKindergarten Application Packet

2017/2018 Kindergarten & First Grade Application Packet

2017/2018 Second through Fifth Grade Application Packet

2017/2018 Sixth through Eighth Grade Application Packet

In addition to the application please attach a recent photograph and include a copy of your child's birth certificate and, if Catholic, a Baptismal Certificate.



Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten and First Grade Applicants

The Admissions Office will contact you after the application has been received to arrange a date for a basic skills assessment. This assessment consists of the evaluation of math skills, vocabulary, oral reading, writing, and reading comprehension. At the time of the assessment, a non-refundable $100.00 payment must be made.

After the applicant's file is complete and the basic skills assessment is scored, an interview will be scheduled. Both the applicant and the Parent/Guardian should plan to attend the interview.



Second through Eighth Grade Applicants

Please send copies of report cards for the last two years as well as copies of any standardized test scores (i.e. SAT, CTBS, STAR, etc.).


Have the recommendation forms (i.e.: Math, English) completed by the appropriate persons and returned directly to Junipero Serra School. We have found that this works best when a stamped, addressed envelope is attached to the form.


The Admissions Office will contact you after the application has been received to arrange a date for the basic skills assessment. This assessment consists of the evaluation of math skills, vocabulary, oral reading, writing, and reading comprehension. At the time of the assessment, a non-refundable $100.00 payment must be made.


After the applicant's file is complete and the basic skills assessment is scored, an interview will be scheduled. Both the applicant and the Parent/Guardian should plan to attend the interview.

Once the application process is complete, the following items will be required in order for your child to attend class:

  • Immunization Records
  • Enrollment and Tuition Agreement
  • Birth & Baptism Certificates
  • First Communion Certificates (if applicable)
  • Note: Baptism and First Communion certificates must be verified for all new Catholic students.

Uniform Information


Students are required to wear a school uniform. Uniform details may be found on our uniform page. Please click here to view details regarding the Junipero Serra School uniform.



Rates & Fees

Please click here to view the Rates & Fees. Rates and Fees from the 2017-2018 school year.

Financial Aid

There are two types of financial aid available to students:

General Financial Aid
Junipero Serra School's financial aid applications are handled through FACTS Grant and Aid. Financial aid may be awarded to families who have demonstrated need and have completed the financial aid application process. There are three ways to submit an application:

  1. Complete the application online, see the link below.
  2. Print out the application, see the link below.
  3. A limited number of paper applications are available. Packets are available in the school office.


All formats of the application require that you submit supporting documents and fees to FACTS directly. Financial Aid Awards are normally made the first week in May.


Online Financial Aid Application

"Junipero Serra School teaches our children academics and values with a strong Catholic influence. "

JSS Parent

Multiple Child Discounts (Please see the current fee schedule at the link above.)

Non-Discrimination Policy

Junipero Serra School in the Diocese of Monterey, mindful of its mission to be a witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any religion, race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the school. 

Junipero Serra School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age or gender in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. 

While Junipero Serra School does not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not be available.


Admissions

“We were immediately welcomed and offered assistance at all times. The students were all very kind to our children and included them in their activities."

JSS Parent

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