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Admissions Timeline:

Applications are processed on a rolling basis due to space availability.  Enrollment fees are due within two weeks of acceptance.

Application Process

STEP 1: Get to know us! 

On campus tours are currently suspended due to Covid 19.  But we would love to share our school virtually! Schedule your virtual tour to learn about our programs, curriculum and our wonderful community.

To schedule a virtual tour, please contact us at (408) 871-8023 or email admissions@stlucyschool.org.

Don’t hesitate to call or email 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 online application portal.

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

STEP 3: Submit $50 application fee

After submitting the online application, we will email you a link to the 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 admissions@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 virtual student assessment

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

Pre-K and Kindergarten applicants will be assessed by the Pre-K Director and Kindergarten Teacher. The 20-30 minute virtual session will be spent getting to know you and your child and will also include activities for your child to participate in.

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

STEP 6: Admission Status Notification. You will be notified within one week of student assessment about your child’s placement at St. Lucy School. Enrollment fee of $600 is due within one week of acceptance.

STEP 7: Attend new parent orientation! Go Lightning!

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 09/01/22.
Children entering Kindergarten must be five years old by 09/01/22.

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.

Code of Conduct for Employee Interaction with Students

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EXPERIENCE ST. LUCY SCHOOL

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 tours via video conference.

Take a guided tour through campus virtually! We will do our best to help you experience what life is like as a St. Lucy School family.  This is a perfect time to ask detailed questions about the academic program, faith and service curriculum and our wonderful community.  

Schedule a Virtual Tour

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

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.

Kindergarten – 8th Grade Tuition

$10,670 (In Parish)
$11,599 (Out of Parish)
$14,818 (Non-Catholic)

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

Annual Fees

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.

Morning Care is available from 7:30 am – 8:00 am.

Afternoon Care from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm has been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school year.  Little Lightning hours may extend to the normal  if the future Santa Clara County Health Department protocols can be implemented and keep our faculty/staff and students in a clean and safe environment.

The Little Lightning Pre-K program is in accordance with current Santa Clara Health Department guidelines.

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

The Extended Day Program is a 5 day per week program.

EDC is 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.

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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