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Admissions Timeline:

November 16, 2020:  Priority application deadline

December 11, 2020: Priority acceptance notification sent

January 8, 2021: Non-refundable enrollment fee deadline ($600)

Applications received after November 16, 2020 are processed on a rolling basis due to space availability.  Enrollment fees are due within two weeks of acceptance.

April 2021: We are excited to welcome our new parents at the spring orientation.

Application Process

STEP 1: Get to know us! 

Join us for a virtual Open House or schedule a Meet & Greet with a member of Admissions Office to learn about our programs, curriculum and our wonderful community.

To schedule a Meet & Greet contact us at (408) 871-8023 or email office@stlucyschool.org.

Please don’t hesitate to call or email us with any questions. We look forward to getting to know your family and sharing our amazing school.

STEP 2: Submit an online application to St. Lucy School, through the Diocese of San Jose’s InfoSnap online application portal.

Complete one application for each child applying (application link above)

STEP 3: Submit $50 application fee

After submitting the online application, you will receive an email with a link to an electronic payment portal.

Online and check payments (made payable to St. Lucy School) are accepted. Please mail check payments to St. Lucy School.

STEP 4: Submit the following by mail or email office@stlucyschool.org

  1. A recent photo of your child
  2. A copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport
  3. Most recent report card (Grade 1-8 applicants); preschool progress report (if available) and letter from a teacher (pre-K and Kinder applicants)
  4. Recent standardized test scores (grade 1-8 applicants)
  5. A copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate, if applicable
  6. A copy of your child’s formal educational assessment and IEP’s, if applicable

STEP 5: Attend the required student assessment

Student assessments will be administered via video conference due to the Covid 19 pandemic. We will contact you regarding the date and time of your child’s assessment upon the receipt of your online application.

Pre-K and Kindergarten applicants will be assessed using the Gesell Institute developmental screening (www.gesellinstitute.org).

Grades 1­-8 applicants will meet with our teacher for the current grade your child is currently enrolled in. The meeting will include an academic assessment.

STEP 6: Submit enrollment fee ($600, if accepted)

STEP 7: Attend new parent orientation!

Acceptance Priority:

Admittances 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:

Age Requirement:
Children entering Pre­-K must be four years old by 09/01/21.
Children entering Kindergarten must be five years old by 09/01/21.

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.

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.

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VIRTUAL ADMISSIONS EVENTS AND MEET & GREET 

Even though we would love to have you on campus to see our teachers and students in action and tour our school, we are holding Open Houses and Meet & Greets via video conference.

Get to know St. Lucy School by speaking with our principal, teachers, current parents and seeing what a day looks like at St. Lucy School in distance learning, as well as a day in the classroom during a typical school year. This is a perfect time to ask detailed questions about the academic program, faith and service curriculum and our wonderful community.

JOIN US VIRTUALLY

OPEN HOUSE
7:00pm
Complete the form below to register.

Pre-K: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Kindergarten: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Grades 1-8: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Register for Open House

MEET & GREET

Spend time with a member from our Admissions Office to further explore our campus and programs and all St. Lucy School offers.

We are here to help guide you through the process and answer any questions. Phone us at (408) 871-8023 or email.

Schedule a Meet & Greet

We are here to help guide you through the process and answer any questions. Phone us at (408) 871-8023 or email.

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Tuition

Elementary School and Jr. High School

$9,972 (in parish)
$10,840 (out of parish)
$13,849 (non-Catholic)

Siblings enrolled in grades K-8 receive a 5% tuition discount.
Tuition and fees paid in full by July 1 are given a 2% discount.

Little Lightning Pre-K

The Little Lightning Pre-K program is a five day a week program offering classes between 7:30am-6:00pm.*

*Pre-K Hours have been modified to 8:00am -3:00pm daily due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Half Day Program (8:00am – 12:00pm)
$7,654 (in parish)
$8,320 (out of parish)

Full Day Program (8:00am – 3:00pm)
$11,031 (in parish)
$11,697 (out of parish)

Combo Program: (Half Day 2 days per week & Full Day 3 Days per week)
$9,680 (in parish)
$10,345 (out of parish)

*Extended Day Program (3:00pm – 5:00pm (5 days per week))
$2,124

Annual Fees

Registration: $600 (due upon acceptance)

Technology:
Elementary School: $100
Jr. High School: $150

Class: $125

Extended Day Care Fees* (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.

Less than 40 hours per month: $6.50 per hour per student
Over 40 hours per month: $6.00 per hour per student
*Billed monthly according to the hours attended beginning in October.

Monday – Friday (days school is in session)
Before school: 7:00am – 8:00am
After school: Dismissal – 6:00pm

Understanding Tuition Categories

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.

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
Pre-K: 20 hours

Single parent households
Elementary School and Jr. High School:20 hours per parent
Pre-K: 10 hours per parent

There are many ways to get involved through classroom support, event support and leadership committees.

Scrip Fundraising Program

Scrip is a fundraising program offered to schools to help raise money through the purchase of gift cards. Each family is required to earn $250 in rebates for St. Lucy School. Families may choose not to participate by paying $250 to buyout each year.

Tuition Assistance

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.

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