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Saint Paul the Apostle School

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:

  1. Siblings of current students
  2. Baptized Catholics and active, registered members of St. Paul the Apostle Parish
  3. Baptized Catholics and active, registered members of other Catholic parishes
  4. 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 October 26, 2018.  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 12, 2019, or January 26, 2019.

 

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, Cara Slapnicka, at cslapnicka@sp-apostle.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 mhiney@sp-apostle.org.

 

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 lmassey@sp-apostle.org

 

Q: When will we be notified if my child has been accepted?

 

For the 2019-20 school year, parents will be notified by the following dates:

 

  • Developmental Kindergarten and Kindergarten: February 22, 2019

 

  • Grades 1-8: March 8, 2019