St. John School Admission Process, Policies & Deadlines

Open and Accepting 2020-2021 Transfers

We are open and currently accepting mid-year transfers for the 2020-2021 school year. Contact us to set up a virtual tour and learn more about our wonderful St. John School community. Tours are conducted through Zoom, 1:1 with our school principal, Alexandra Iwaszewicz. See below to learn more about our Mid-Year Transfer process.

St. John School Admission Policy

St. John School provides an excellent Catholic education while embracing students of all cultural, religious, social, and economic backgrounds. 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 fill out our Schedule a Tour form or contact the office at (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.

Transfer Process – Mid-Year Transfer

Here are the steps to transfer your child into St. John School:

  1. Virtual Tour
  2. Complete Application
  3. Student Assessment

Our Admissions team meets every Friday to discuss our applicants and decisions are sent out within a week. Should your child(ren) be accepted, we will provide you with the steps to getting your child(ren) enrolled and physically on campus.

Our highly trained staff will then work with you and your child(ren) to integrate them safely and successfully into our small community. While the well-being of all our students is of paramount importance to St. John School, we understand that many of our transfers have been in distance learning since March 2020, therefore special emphasis is placed on community building and social emotional well being for them.

Admissions Process – Fall Entry

Here are the steps to apply your child to St. John School for Fall 2021:

  1. Virtual Tour
  2. Complete Application
  3. Student Assessment

Once St. John School has received all the necessary documents and the student assessment has been completed, the admissions team will meet to discuss our applicants. Decisions are typically sent out within a week. Should your child(ren) be accepted, we will provide you with the steps to getting your child(ren) registered and physically on campus.

Our highly trained staff will then work with you and your child(ren) to integrate them safely and successfully into our small community. While the well-being of all our students is of paramount importance to St. John School, we understand that many of our incoming 2021-2022 students have been in distance learning since March 2020, therefore special emphasis will be placed on community building and social emotional well being at the start of the school year.

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/registration for the following year.

Standard acceptance/registration
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the class is full. Once all steps of the application process are completed, our admissions team will meet and send out decisions. Acceptance to St. John School does not guarantee enrollment. Payment of the registration fees guarantees class accommodations for the 2021-2022 school year. Registration fees are non-refundable. Registration is completed online through SchoolSpeak.

Registration Forms

St. John Online Application
Teacher Recommendation Form