Admissions Process

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Admissions Process

STEP 1:  Get to know St. John Vianney School

We would love for you to visit us so that we can get acquainted!  Visit the school during the day by attending one of our Open House events on Tuesday, November 8th, or Thursday, November 10th, from 8:30AM – 12Noon.  RSVP is not required.

Please note that weekday school tours are for adults only.

STEP 2: Apply for Admission

To take advantage of priority consideration for the 2017-18 school year, please submit your application on or before February 3, 2017.  Parents are encouraged to take a tour or attend an open house before applying.

APPLY ONLINE for  2017-2018 school year

A $65 application fee is due with the application.  Please mail the application fee separately when applying online and be sure to write your child’s name in the memo section of the check.  Applications will not be processed until the payment and required documents are received.

STEP 3: Submit progress reports/report cards

-Students entering into Kindergarten (Note:  Students must be five years of age on or before September 1 for the 2017-18 school year.)
Please complete the top portion of the REPORT PRESCHOOL PROGRESS and submit it to your child’s current teacher.  This form should be completed and faxed or mailed to St. John Vianney School before the application deadline.

– Students entering 1st – 8th grade
Please submit a copy of your child’s most recent report card via fax, email, postal mail, etc., before the application deadline.

STEP 4: Students entering grades 1-8: Submit the School Records Request form

Please submit the School Records Request form SchoolRecordsRequest and return to St. John Vianney School via fax, email, postal mail, etc.  This form must be received before the application deadline.

STEP 5: Apply for Financial Tuition Assistance

St. John Vianney School strives to provide an affordable Catholic school education to students.  Three types of financial aid assistance are currently available.

1. The Basic Fund is a privately funded program helping low-income families afford the cost of tuition at private schools. Applications and criteria for this grant are available at www.basicfund.org.

2. The Diocese of San Jose Elementary Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance to new and returning Catholic families (grades 1-8) in financial need.

3. Additional tuition assistance may be available through the SJV Scholarship Fund.  First consideration is given to current SJV families. In order to be considered for the SJV Scholarship Fund, families must also apply for the Diocese of San Jose Elementary Scholarship Fund.

To apply for financial assistance (Diocese of San Jose Scholarship Fund and SJV Scholarship Fund) using FACTS, CLICK HERE.

STEP 6: Testing

Bring your child for screening/testing as indicated below.

Kindergarten Screening:
Saturday, March 4th, 2017, 8:30AM – 12:30PM   (One hour appointments will be scheduled when enrollment applications are finalized.  A notification will be sent to parents when the appointment booking window is open.)

Grades 1-8:
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017, 1:30 – 3:00PM (Please have your child/ren here at 1:15PM)

Testing will be scheduled after the application has been submitted online,  application fee has been paid, and the required documentation has been submitted to the school office. 

STEP 7: Admissions Acceptances

Acceptance letters will be sent to families within two weeks of screening/testing.

Admissions Policies

St. John Vianney School admits children in the following order of priority:

  1. Siblings of current students and children who are on a current waiting list. (The waiting list is comprised of children who have been through the application process, were accepted, and are waiting for an available space).
  2. Catholic children, whose families have been active, registered members of the worshipping community of St. John Vianney Parish for at least a year and who contribute on a regular basis (at least twice a month) through the envelope system.
  3. Catholic children who do not belong to St. John Vianney Parish but whose families are active, registered, members of other Catholic parishes.
  4. Any other children who meet the admission criteria.

St. John Vianney School, mindful of their mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities. St. John Vianney School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, or disability in the administration of educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

St. John Vianney School admits children whose educational needs can regularly be met through its instructional program.