Admission Frequently asked Questions

WHEN WILL MY CHILD BE TESTED?

TK & Kindergarten Applicants: Once your application is complete, you will need to speak to the secretary in order to schedule an appointment for testing. Testing will begin in March.

Grades 1-8 Applicants: Students with completed applications on file will be tested on Wednesday, 

March 21, 2018 at 3:00pm. APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETE BY MARCH 19TH TO QUALIFY.


WHAT IF WE MISS OUR TESTING DATE/APPOINTMENT?

Available spaces will be offered to qualified students who were tested on the days/times listed above. After the first round of acceptances, the school will schedule testing for any further available spaces. 


WHEN WILL WE BE NOTIFIED OF ACCEPTANCE?

Letters will be mailed within one week of the testing date notifying parents of admission status.


WHAT ARE THE AGE REQUIREMENTS?

TK students must be 4 by Sept. 1st, Kindergarten students must be 5 by Sept. 1st. (Grade 1 needs to be 6 by Sept. 1st and Grade 2 needs to be 7 by Sept. 1st) NO EXCEPTIONS ARE MADE.


DOES OUR FAMILY HAVE TO BE CATHOLIC TO ATTEND SACRE HEART SCHOOL?

No. Families of all faiths are welcome. It must be understood, however, that religious instruction takes place each day in grades TK-8 and is a graded subject for ALL students. All families are expected to support Catholic teachings.


ARE EXCEPTIONS MADE FORE THE IN-PARISH TUTITION RATE?

A family who has been actively involved in their previous Catholic parish may choose to apply for a “probationary rate” for in-parish tuition. In this instance, the family will be required to submit a letter of verification of donations made during the 2017 calendar year to the parish (minimum of $300) as well as verification of parish involvement. The principal will call the parish to verify the information provided. The family will then be notified if they will be granted the in-parish rate on a probationary basis for the first year of enrollment. Continuation of in-parish status for the following year will be evaluated based on involvement as well as donations made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Covina as stipulated in the registration contract.


THE SCHOOL DAY - The school day for all students in Grades 1-8 begins at 8:00am and ends at 2:45pm Monday thru Thursday and ends at 1:45 p.m. on Fridays. TK and K also begin at 8:00am each day but are dismissed at 2:35pm on Monday through Thursday and at 1:35pm on Fridays.


DAYCARE - Before and after school care is offered from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each school day for students in Grades TK-8. Rates are $15.00 per day or $185.00 per month/per child for the 2018-19 school year.


STUDENT UNIFORMS - Students are required to wear uniforms. Information concerning uniform purchase will be provided upon acceptance. Our school uniform company is School Uniformity in Montebello.


FUNDRAISING- We have a mandatory fundraising obligation. Details are provided in the parent agreement.


PARENT VOLUNTEER HOURS- Each family is required to contribute 40 hours of volunteer service to the school each year. 13 of these hours MUST be done in conjunction with our annual Festival. 


TUITION RATES- Please consult the Tuition Information page for the current school year.


REGISTRATION FEES (All fees below are NON REFUNDABLE!)

  • Acceptance Fee $90.00 per student      (Acceptance fee paid by new students only)
  • Registration Fee $300.00 per      student 
  • Disaster Kit $35.00 ( 5th Grade & New      Students only) 
  • Raffle Tickets $100.00 per family 
  • Curriculum Enhancement Fee $135.00      per family 
  • Class/Art/Technology Fee ($40.00      per student)
  • Students of grades 3-8 $8.00 each      for mandatory student planner issued first day of school

  

***Please note that upon acceptance, a $25.00 non-refundable fee per child will be charged IN CASH in order to receive registration materials. Upon receipt of complete registration materials, that $25.00 will be credited towards the above Registration Fees for each child.


***For those students applying for grades 1-8 who are tested after March 21, 2018, a $25.00 NON-REFUNDABLE Testing Fee will be charged IN CASH per child before testing. There is no guarantee of acceptance. This amount is not credited toward registration fees due to the fact that a special appointment had to be arranged to test a child after the regular testing date.