How to Become a Saint Simon Saint

We are pleased that you are looking at how to join the Saint Simon Parish School Family. Below are the steps that are involved in the application process from submitting the application through to acceptance. If you have any questions or concerns throughout the process, please contact admissions@stsimon.org and we will be happy to help.
APPLY ONLINE
VISIT OUR SCHOOL
TAKE ASSESSMENT
RECEIVE ACCEPTANCE PAY FEES
COMPLETE FORMS
ENROLL & JOIN THE SAINTS

Apply Online

A complete application includes the online form, supporting documents and the application fee of $75. Once you have applied in TADS, you will be sent a link to upload the needed forms to complete the application. Once enrolled additional forms will be requested. The forms are listed below. We suggest you gather and digitize your forms so that you can upload them as you complete the application and future enrollment.

Applications are being accepted for the 2023-2024 school year and the applications for the 2024-2025 school year will open October 1, 2023. First-round applications for the 2023-2024 school year are due by 5:00 pm December 15, 2023. Applications will be accepted after this date based on space availability.

Apply Online

Visit

We offer private tours during the school day several days a week for both our Little Saints Preschool/Prekindergarten and our K-8 Elementary School.  You can register for a tour at the bottom of our Tours and Open House page.

PRESCHOOL AND PRE-K

Please attend on or our Open Houses for preschool-8th grades in November 10, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or  on January 21, 2024 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. We will offer campus tours on both days along with our  grade level presentations. Register for Open House here.  

KINDERGARTEN

Kindergarten Visit Day for all enrolled kindergartners is Thursday, May 9, 2024 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am.  Details will be sent in the admissions letter.

FIRST THROUGH EIGHTH

We will offer shadow visits and assessments for students with completed applications in grades 1-8 from October through early February. Applicants are sent an invitation to register within a week of the receipt of the application.  The shadow experience goes through the lunch period and the assessments are taken after lunch.  Students are done at 2:00 pm.  The experience varies slightly by grade level.  

Assessments

As part of our admission process to kindergarten through eight grade, students take an assessment.  The information helps our teachers with classroom placement and provides a baseline.  The processes for grade level vary as described here.

PRESCHOOL AND PRE-K

Our preschool serves children from 2.5 years old to entering kindergarten.  Applicants to preschool/prekindergarten do not take an assessment.

Preschoolers must be potty trained before entry and meet the age requirement.

KINDERGARTEN

Kindergarten assessments take place from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on January 23 – January 26, 2024.  All kindergarten applicants with completed applications will be invited for a 30-minute assessment with our kindergarten teachers. You will be invited to select a time in early January. 

FIRST THROUGH EIGHTH

All students will take an in-person assessment for their enrolling grade level on their shadow day as mentioned above.  Assessments for enrolling first through third graders take about 30 to 45 minutes.  Assessments for enrolling fourth through eighth graders take about an hour.  Assessments can be arranged virtually when necessary. 

Receive Acceptance

Acceptance emails for preschool/prekindergarten and enrolling grades 1-8 will be sent starting January 19, 2024 for first round applicants.  Kindergarten acceptance will be mailed the week of February 12.  Acceptance of the offer for placement and registration fees are due one week after the offer is emailed.  All required forms must be completed and uploaded into the TADS system at the time of enrollment. We understand there are some forms you may be waiting for and thus please send us a note of items you need time to complete.

Forms

The following are forms that are required for enrollment. Some forms will be requested in the application process, but most forms are required upon enrollment. As suggested above, please digitize and upload to the TADS system. We understand that you may need time to obtain some forms. Please let us know that you are in the process of obtaining needed items.

KINDERGARTEN

* The report of Health Examination for School Entry  must be completed 18 months before or up to 90 days after enrolling in first grade. Enrolling kindergarten students can complete these forms after February to meet the state requirement as it is often most efficient to do this during the 5-year checkup.

FIRST THROUGH EIGHTH
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of immunization records
  • Copy of most recent report card
  • Recent standardized tests for students entering grades 1 to 8 if the current school has them (e.g. I-Ready, Star etc).
  • Tuberculosis Risk Assessment*
    * Required only for students transferring into grades 1 to 8 from a school outside Santa Clara County
REQUESTED FOR APPLICANTS WHO ARE CATHOLIC
  • Copy of Baptismal certificate
  • Copy of First Eucharist certificate
  • Copy of Confirmation certificate

Enroll, Pay Registration Fees, and Sign Tuition Agreement

Student are not officially enrolled until the registration fees are paid via the TADS system, the forms are uploaded in TADs, and the tuition agreement in signed. 

The tuition agreement is sent after the enrollment in TADS is complete and registration fees are paid.  

Registration fees for Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten is $300.00. The fee is non-refundable.

Enrollment fees for K-8th grade include a technology fee of and a registration fee.  These are set in the winter and will be around $700.  The fees are non-refundable.

Begin Your Saint Simon Journey

The New Family Summer Kickoff is Tuesday, June 4, at 5:00 pm followed by grade level breakouts with the teachers.