Frequently Asked Questions
Q: For which grades do you accept applications?
We welcome applications from qualified students for all grade levels. We evaluate candidates of equal caliber according to our tiered system:
- Siblings of current students
- Baptized Catholics and active, registered members of St. Paul the Apostle Parish
- Baptized Catholics and active, registered members of other Catholic parishes
- Non-Catholics and non-parishioners
Q: When should I begin the application process and what are the deadlines?
Please complete a prospective student form. A link can be found on our overview page. Applications for all grade levels are available online beginning November 1. We accept applications year-round for all grade levels.
Q: What are the age requirements for entrance into Developmental Kindergarten and Kindergarten?
For Developmental Kindergarten, your child must be 4 by September 1st. For Kindergarten, applicants must be 5 by September 1st.
Q: Are there any testing requirements for applicants?
Applicants for Developmental Kindergarten and Kindergarten must complete a readiness assessment. Spots for these assessments are reserved online and take place on either January 11, January 25.
Q: How can I learn more about the school and the community?
Visit our Tours page and sign up for a time to visit us. If additional information is desired, please contact our registrar, Jill O'Callahan, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 474-1588 ex. 7220.
Q: What is the tuition at St. Paul’s?
Please visit our Tuition Page for a complete breakdown by grade of financial obligations.
Q: Is there financial assistance offered and how do I apply?
Financial assistance is offered. The application process begins each spring. For more information please contact our Business Manager, Mayora Hiney email@example.com.
Q: Do you accept persons of other faiths?
Yes, we live out the charism of the Paulist Fathers in that “wherever you are on your faith journey, you are welcome here.”
Q: How do I become a registered member of the parish?
Please contact Lois Massey in our parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: When will we be notified if my child has been accepted?
For the 2020-21 school year, parents will be notified by the following dates:
- Developmental Kindergarten and Kindergarten: February 21
- Grades 1-8: March 6