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Admissions

Age Requirements

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

Preschool
Three Years and Nine Months Old by September 1st

Kindergarten
Five Years Old by September 1st

First Grade
Six Years Old by September 1st

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.

2018/2019 PreK through Eighth Grade Application Form

2018/2019 Sixth through Eighth Grade Teacher Recommendation Form

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.

Preschool, 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.

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.

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.

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.