Become a Lightning Family
Welcome to St. Lucy School. We would love to get to know you, answer your questions, and share what it’s like to be part of the St. Lucy School Family. We understand finding the right school for your child is a big step and we are here to help guide you through the process.
Applications to St. Lucy School are accepted through the Diocese of San Jose’s online application portal.
After submitting the online application, a link will be emailed to you to make the application fee electronic payment. Online and check payments (made payable to St. Lucy School) are accepted. Please mail check payments to St. Lucy School.
Please email email@example.com or give us a call at (408) 871-8023 if you have any questions.
Register for Fall Open House!
We’d can’t wait to meet you! Your Open House will begin with a virtual walk through campus with one of our admissions team members. This is a great opportunity to learn more and ask questions about all areas of the St. Lucy School. We will share our programs, curriculum and our amazing Lightning community. We will also share a virtual tour to visit our classrooms and you will have the opportunity to hear from our teachers, parents and students. Come Fall in love with St. Lucy School!
Virtual Fall Open Houses
- Pre-K Little Lightning Open House: Tuesdays @ 11:00am – Register Here
- Kindergarten Open House: Wednesdays @ 9:00am – Register Here
- Grades 1-8 Open House: Please email our admissions team and we will contact you to schedule a date and time. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Priority Application Deadline for fall 2022 is 11/22.
Applications received after 11/22 will be processed on a rolling basis.
Connect with our Parents & Students
- Parent Connect: Speak with a current St. Lucy parent to ask questions and get to know what campus life and our community is all about. – Coming Soon
- Student Panel: Our students will share their experience on campus, in class and life as a Lightning. Date and Virtual Registration Coming Soon
- Have more questions? No question is too small. Simply email us at email@example.com.
The Lightning Newsletter
Enjoy reading about what St. Lucy School has been up to.
Steps of Enrollment:
STEP 1: APPLY
Submit an online application to St. Lucy School, through the Diocese of San Jose’s online application portal. Complete one application for each child applying (application and payment links are above)
November 22, 2021 is the Priority Application Deadline for fall 2022. Applications received after November 22, 2021 will be processed on a rolling basis. Applications for 2021-22 are processed on a rolling basis. We will build waiting lists for grades with more qualified applicants than available spaces.
Pre-K and Kindergarten Age Requirement:
- Children entering Pre-K must be four years old by 09/01.
- Children entering Kindergarten must be five years old by 09/01.
STEP 2: STUDENT SCREENING
2021-22 Applicants: We will contact you to schedule a virtual student screening upon receipt of your application.
2022-23 Applicants: Screenings will be held between November 22 – December 3. We will contact you to schedule.
Student assessments will be administered via video conference due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The 20-30 minute virtual session will be spent getting to know you and your child and will include activities for your child to participate in so our teachers can assess academic readiness. Grades 1-8 applicants will meet with our teacher for the current grade your child is currently enrolled in. Pre-K and Kindergarten applicants will be assessed by the Pre-K Director and Kindergarten Teacher.
The following documents must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org 24 hours prior to the screening appointment.
- A recent photo of your child
- A copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport
- Most recent report card (Grade 1-8 applicants); preschool progress report (if available) and letter from a teacher (pre-K and Kinder applicants)
- Recent standardized test scores (grade 1-8 applicants)
- A copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate, if applicable
- A copy of your child’s formal educational assessment and IEP’s, if applicable
STEP 3: ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION
2021-22 Applicants: We will contact you after the screening with status and next steps.
2022-23 Applicants: Acceptance Notification will be emailed on December 15.
$600 enrollment fee is due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification.
STEP 4: LIGHTNING ORIENTATION
Spring 2022 is when we will welcome all of our new Lightning parents and share everything you need to know before you begin school in August. All mid year transfers will receive an orientation upon enrollment.
Acceptances into St. Lucy School are made by the principal and pastor. When there are more applicants than spaces available for any particular grade, students will be placed on a waiting list according to the following priorities:
- Applicants applying before published priority deadlines
- Sibling of students currently enrolled in St. Lucy School
- Baptized Catholic children of active St. Lucy parishioners
- Baptized Catholic children of St. Lucy School alumni
- Baptized Catholic children whose families are registered and participating members of Catholic parishes without schools
- Baptized Catholic children of families who are registered and participating at another Catholic parish
- Baptized Catholic children of families not active in any Catholic parish
- Non-Catholic children
A St. Lucy Parishioner is:
- Registered at St. Lucy Parish (to register contact St. Lucy Parish office)
- Attends Mass regularly at St. Lucy Parish.
- Supports St. Lucy Parish by giving monthly through Parish Pay or weekly giving envelopes in the amount of $500 or more annually.
Tuition rates are determined by the pastor and principal for each family based on the following categories:
In-Parish: Baptized Catholic children and registered parishioner of St. Lucy Parish who actively participate in the life of the parish by attending Mass regularly and supporting St. Lucy Parish by giving $500 or more annually.
Out-of-Parish: Baptized Catholic children and registered active parishioner of another Catholic parish.
Non-Catholic: Children not baptized in the Catholic faith and/or baptized Catholic children of St. Lucy Parish who are not registered or active in a Catholic parish.
Kindergarten – 8th Grade Tuition
$10,670 (In Parish)
$11,599 (Out of Parish)
Siblings enrolled in grades K-8 receive a 5% tuition discount.
Tuition paid in full by July 1 receives a 2% discount.
Registration/Enrollment Fee: $600 (due upon acceptance for new families)
Technology Fee Elementary School: $100 per student
Technology Fee Jr. High School: $150 per student
Class Fees: $125 per student
Little Lightning Pre-K Tuition
The Little Lightning Pre-K program is a five day a week program offering classes between 8:00 am-3:00pm.
Half Day Program (8:00am – 12:00pm)
$8,500 (in parish)
$9,500 (out of parish)
Full Day Program (8:00am – 3:00pm)
$11,900 (in parish)
$12,900 (out of parish)
Extended Day Program Pre-K
The Extended Day Program is a 5 day per week program.
Morning Care is available from 7:30 am – 8:00 am.
Afternoon Care from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm is not available in 2021-22 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Afternoon Care has not yet been determined for the 2022-23 school year.The Little Lightning Pre-K program is in accordance with current Santa Clara Health Department guidelines.
Extended Day programs are prepaid with tuition at a rate of $7 per hour.
Extended Day Care: Kindergarten – 8th Grade (Optional)
Extended Day Care (EDC) is available before and after school for elementary and jr. high school students. EDC provides a place for students to be kids. Students can choose to play in the field, on the play structure or basketball courts or spend time doing homework or reading in the Library. Whatever they choose, it is a great place to spend their afternoon with their friends and our wonderful EDC staff.
EDC cost is $8 per hour per hour and $4 per half hour.
*Billed monthly according to the hours attended.
Monday – Friday (days school is in session)
Before school: 7:00am – 8:00am
After school: Dismissal – 6:00pm
Volunteer Service Hours
We are in this Together! One of the top 3 reasons why families love St. Lucy School is because of our community. From volunteering in the classroom, driving on field trips and class celebrations to joining a parent leadership committee, we are in it to support our students and St. Lucy School!
Each family is required to fulfill volunteer hours each year.
Two parent households
Elementary School and Jr. High School: 40 hours per year
Pre-K: 20 hours per year
Single parent households
Elementary School and Jr. High School:20 hours per year
Pre-K: 10 hours per year
Scrip Fundraising Program
Scrip is a no-cost fundraising program that offers e-gift cards or physical gift cards for purchase at face value. The school receives a percentage of each purchase as profit. Each family is required to earn $250 in profit/rebates for St. Lucy School by purchasing Scrip, buying out for the full amount, or doing a combination of the two between May 1 and April 30. Single family households are required to earn $125.
Scholarships and financial aid is available for St. Lucy School families each year. Scholarships are granted by the pastor and principal and financial aid is given through the Private School Aid Service (PSAS).
All communication is confidential as families work directly with the principal. To qualify for all tuition assistance, the Private School Aid (PSAS) form must be submitted. Applications are available beginning in December through the school office. A completed tax return and all supporting documentation is required for the application to be considered. All aid is distributed based on the associated need based rankings.
After the form is processed, families may qualify for aid from the Diocese of San Jose and/or St. Lucy School.
*NOTE: Families who are new to the school may also apply for the BASIC Fund, which is a privately funded multi-year scholarship administered in San Francisco. Basic Fund applications are available in December at www.basicfund.org.
St. Lucy School, a Catholic school in the Diocese of San Jose, mindful of its mission to be a 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 and activities generally accorded or made available to students at school. St. Lucy School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or origin, age, sex, or disability in the administration of educational policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs. St. Lucy School does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of sex, age, disability, race, color and national and/or ethnic origin.
Diocese of San Jose Code of Conduct for Employee Interaction with Students: