Admissions Process

St. Andrew Catholic School Admissions Policy
 
Welcome to St. Andrew Catholic School!

Be a part of the St. Andrew Catholic School Family! Whether you are choosing the first school for your child or are considering a change, making the right educational choice for your child is a very important decision.
 
We are delighted and pleased that you are considering St. Andrew Catholic School and we are proud of our 120 year history in Pasadena! We strive to honor our past as we move forward in faith and in educational excellence for the children of our rich and diverse community.

Rationale:
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) at St. Andrew Catholic School is an educational programme managed by the International Baccalaureate (IB) for students aged 3 to 12. While the programme prepares students for the IB Middle Years Programme, it is not a prerequisite for it. The subject areas of the PYP are language, social studies, mathematics, science and technology, arts, and personal, social and physical education. Students are required to learn a second language during the programme. Assessment is carried out by teachers according to strategies provided by the IB, and with respect to guidelines to what the students should learn specified in the curriculum model.

Admission Procedures:
For families who wish to be admitted to our Pre-Kindergarten class, your child must have reached his or her third birthday for the three-year-old program prior to September 1 of the respective academic year. In order to be admitted to our Transitional Kindergarten class, the child must have reached his or her fourth birthday prior to September 1 of the respective academic year.
Kindergarten admittance is dependent upon the child having reached his or her fifth birthday prior to September 1 of the respective academic year.

St. Andrew Catholic School admits students of any race, color, nationality or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. The school does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, or nationality and ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, athletic, or other school programs.

While schools do not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not always be available to them. Decisions concerning the admission and continued enrollment of a student in the school are based upon the student’s emotional, academic, and physical abilities and the resources available to the school in meeting the student’s needs.