St. John School Admission Process, Policies & Deadlines

St. John School Admission Policy

St. John School provides an excellent Catholic education while embracing students of all cultural, religious and economic backgrounds. Special admission consideration is given to student applicants in the following order: to Catholic families who are members of St. John Parish, families who have siblings presently in our school, Catholic families who are non-parishioners, and to non-Catholic families. We highly encourage families to schedule a virtual tour as tours provide families with an opportunity to see the entire school, visit classrooms, and meet faculty, staff, and administration. To schedule a tour, please contact our school office by email or phone: (415) 584-8383. Please note, all tours are virtual at this time.

Vision and Mission Statement

St. John School Vision
At St. John School our vision is to empower our students to become individuals of integrity and to work as compassionate leaders for the good of all.

St. John School Mission
St. John School seeks to educate and nurture the spirituality of each student in the Ursuline tradition while fulfilling their highest academic potential. We prepare each student for a rapidly changing world by inspiring them to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and courageous leaders.

TK/Kindergarten Admission

Students entering Kindergarten must turn 5 years old by September 1, 2021. All Kindergarten applicants will have the opportunity to be assessed by our Admissions Committee. Students entering Transitional Kindergarten must turn 4 years old by September 1, 2021.

The following documentation is required for each TK or Kindergarten student applying to St. John School.

● A completed TK/Kindergarten Application: St. John Online Application
Hard copy forms are available in the St. John School Admissions Office.

● Your child’s birth certificate

● Your child’s baptismal certificate (if applicable)

● Your child’s immunization record

● A picture of your child with your entire family

● Application Fee: $50.00 before June 1st/$75.00 after June 1st

First – Eighth Grade Admission

St. John School welcomes students entering 1st – 8th grade whether the students are new to San Francisco or are transferring from a local school. Past academic performance and the potential for academic growth are considered for admission to St. John in grades 1-8. An assessment and personal interview are also part of the admission process. We also encourage you to have your child join the entering class by shadowing for a day. Please note, at this time all shadow visits are virtual.

The following documentation is required for each 1st-8th grade student applying to St. John School.

● A completed St. John School Application: St. John Online Application
Hard copy forms are available in the St. John School Admissions Office.

● A recommendation form from your child’s previous teacher.
Download a teacher recommendation form.

● Your child’s previous report cards

● Your child’s previous standardized test scores

● Your child’s birth certificate

● Your child’s baptismal certificate

● Your child’s immunization record

● Application Fee of $50.00 before June 1/$75.00 after June 1

Application Due Dates

Early acceptance/registration
Students currently enrolled in St. John School or siblings of current students will receive the opportunity for early acceptance for the following year. Early acceptance notification will begin Tuesday, December 1st, 2020.

Standard acceptance/registration
Acceptance letters will be mailed beginning Tuesday, January 19th, 2021.

Acceptance does not guarantee registration. A commitment fee of $1,000.00 is required as a condition for pre-registration. Payment of this fee guarantees class accommodations for the 2021-2022 school year. This fee will be applied to tuition beginning in July 2021. It is non-refundable should you choose another school. Complete Registration Packets will be mailed to your home Spring 2021.

To pre-register for enrollment in St. John, please return the Commitment Form with the commitment fee to St. John School.

Registration Forms

St. John Online Application
Teacher Recommendation Form
Commitment Form