Admissions Process

*Step 1: Attend a St. John Vianney Catholic School Open House
*Step 2: Apply for Admission
*Step 3: Submit Application Supporting Documents
*Step 4: Apply for Financial Tuition Assistance
*Step 5: Readiness Assessment
*Step 6: Decision Letters

*Step 1: Attend a St. John Vianney Catholic School Open House

We would love for you to visit us so that we can get acquainted!  Visit the school by attending one of our Open House events.

Please note that weekday school tours are for adults only.

If you missed the Open House events or would like a private tour, email a request to admissions@sjvsj.org.

*Step 2: Apply for Admission

APPLY ONLINE for 2019-2020 school year  (Español)

We will continue to accept applications for the 2018-19 school year until all classes are full. Parents are encouraged to take a tour or attend an open house before applying.

APPLY ONLINE for 2018-2019 school year  (Español)

Students entering Transitional Kindergarten must be four years old by September 1st of the year they will be enrolled in school and be fully toilet trained.

Students entering Kindergarten must be five years old by September 1st of the year they will be enrolled in school.

A non-refundable $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.

*Step 3: Submit Application Supporting Documents

Applications will not be processed until the nonrefundable fee and required documents are received. Documents or questions regarding the admissions process can be sent to admissions@sjvsj.org.

Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten:

  • Mail or send in the nonrefundable $65 application fee.
  • Fax, email, or send in a copy of your child’s birth and baptism certificates.
  • Report of Preschool Progress 18-19 (PDF)
    • Download
    • Print
    • Complete the parent section
    • Give to your child’s preschool provider and ask them to complete the form
      • submit either fax at (408) 258-5997 or email it to admissions@sjvsj.org

Grades 1-8:

  • Mail or send in the nonrefundable $65 application fee.
  • Fax, mail, or send in a copy of your child’s birth and baptism certificates.
  • Fax, mail, or send in a copy of the most recent report card.
  • School Records Request (PDF)
    • Download
    • Complete
    • Submit via fax at (408) 258-5997 or email it to admissions@sjvsj.org

*Step 4: Apply for Financial Assistance (March 15, 2019 Deadline)

St. John Vianney Catholic 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. Download the Basic Fund Application (2019-20) (Spanish version), complete, and return it to the school. For more information please review the FAQ at www.basicfund.org or call Customer Service at (415) 986-5650.

2. The Diocese of San Jose Elementary Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance to new and returning Catholic families (grades 1-8) in financial need. Additional tuition assistance may be available through the SJV Scholarship Fund. First consideration is given to current SJV families. Families will be considered for these funds when an application, application fee, and all supporting documents are received in addition to completing the FACTS application no later than March 15, 2019.

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

*Step 5: Readiness Assessment

In order to finalize the registration process, a readiness assessment will be administered to assure your child is ready for the rigor of their grade level.

Transitional Kindergarten:
There is no formal assessment for Transitional Kindergarten applicants.

Kindergarten:
No dates scheduled at this time.
One hour appointments will be scheduled after the application has been submitted online, application fee has been paid, and required documentation has been received by the school office.

Grades 1-8:
No dates scheduled at this time.
Applicants will be scheduled after the application has been submitted online, application fee has been paid, and required documentation has been received by the school office.

*Step 6: Decision Letters

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

Admission Criteria
All students determined to be “ready” will ordinarily be accepted in the following order as long as there is available space:

  1. Siblings of current St. John Vianney Catholic School students;
  2. Registered, active St. John Vianney Parishioners;
  3. Registered, active Catholics of another parish;
  4. Catholics who are not registered, non-participating or non-supporting members of a Catholic parish;
  5. Non-Catholics.

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