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Admission Process

Thank you for your interest in St. Raymond School. The following lists the steps to complete the application process. Specific dates and deadlines for the upcoming school year are posted under Admission Dates for your convenience

*St. Raymond School is still accepting applications to select grades for the 2018-2019 school year. Please contact the school office 650.322.2312 or admissions@straymond.org.

Complete the Application Process

VISIT OUR SCHOOL

St. Raymond School hosts several Morning Tours for prospective families during the school year. We invite you to get to know St. Raymond School, learn about our curriculum and programs, meet our faculty and students. All tours begin at 7:45AM with a welcome and introduction by our principal, followed by a guided tour of the school led by our students, current and alumni parents.

Families may register for a Morning Tour by visiting our Visit Us page for more information. Families are also encouraged to join us at Open House to meet teachers, current students, as well as to speak with current families and alumni.

JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN AND KINDERGARTEN

APPLY ONLINE AND SUBMIT SUPPORTING DOCUMENTs

Applications for Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten are accepted throughout the school year based on available space. All applications are completed and submitted electronically. Visit Apply to STR to complete the online application. In addition, applicants will need to download and complete grade level supplemental application materials.

Please note: additional supporting documents must be completed for your application to be considered complete.

Age Requirements:

  • Junior Kindergarten: student must be four (4) years old on or before September 1 of that year
  • Kindergarten: student must be five (5) years old on or before September 1 of that year
INTERVIEW AND classroom visit

Once your application and supplemental documents have been received, your family will be contacted to schedule an interview. This is an oppor-tunity for the admissions team to learn more about your family and for you to learn more about St. Raymond School.

Junior Kindergarten applicants:
Applicants will be contacted to schedule a classroom visit. The student will meet with the teachers and have the opportunity to visit the classroom, engage with current students and participate in that day's activities. New families will be invited signup for a "student playgroup" session, organized by the St. Raymond Mothers' Club. Playgroups offer new students and parents the opportunity to meet and interact with current and incoming St. Raymond families.

Kindergarten applicants:
For kindergarten applicants, every effort will be made to schedule the parent interview and applicant's kindergarten readiness screening at the same time. New families will be invited signup for a "student playgroup" session, organized by the St. Raymond Mothers' Club. Playgroups offer new students and parents the opportunity to meet and interact with current and incoming St. Raymond families.

NOTIFICATION

Applicants will receive a letter from the school office indicating their acceptance status. The expected notification dates for the various grade levels are listed under Admission Dates. Once a student is accepted, the next step is to complete the registration process by submitting the requested forms and fees. Please call the school office at 650.322.2312 or email admissions@straymond.org if you have questions

admission priorities

Registration forms for all currently enrolled students are due in March, at which time available space will be determined and admission offered to newly evaluated applicants. Applicants will be accepted on the following basis:

  • St. Raymond's is a parish school. Children of registered parish families, who meet the admission criteria, will be given first consideration.
  • Catholics out-of-parish will be given next consideration.
  • If space is available, any other applicant will be given consideration.

ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL

APPLY ONLINE AND SUBMIT SUPPORTING DOCUMENTs

Applications for first through seventh grade are accepted throughout the school year based on available space. All applications are completed and submitted electronically. Visit Apply to STR to complete the online application. In addition, applicants will need to download and complete grade level supplemental application materials.

Please note: additional supporting documents must be completed for your application to be considered complete.

*Families interested in admission to eighth grade are asked to contact the school office 650.322.2312 directly.

INTERVIEW AND classroom visit

Once your application and supplemental documents have been received, your family will be contacted to schedule an interview and classroom visit. This is an opportunity for administration to learn more about your family and for you to learn more about St. Raymond School.

Applicants will be asked to schedule a classroom "shadow" visit-- meet the teachers and current students-- experience a day at St. Raymond School. During this shadow experience, applicants will be assessed in their reading comprehension, writing, and math abilities.

NOTIFICATION

Applicants will receive a letter from the school office indicating their acceptance status. The expected notification dates for the various grade levels are listed under Admission Dates. Once a student is accepted, the next step is to complete the registration process by submitting the requested forms and fees. Please call the school office at 650.322.2312 or email admissions@straymond.org if you have questions

admission priorities

Registration forms for all currently enrolled students are due in March, at which time available space will be determined and admission offered to newly evaluated applicants. Applicants will be accepted on the following basis:

  • St. Raymond's is a parish school. Children of registered parish families, who meet the admission criteria, will be given first consideration.
  • Catholics out-of-parish will be given next consideration.
  • If space is available, any other applicant will be given consideration.

APPLY TO STR

APPLY ONLINE AND SUBMIT SUPPORTING DOCUMENTs

Applications for junior kindergarten through seventh grade are accepted throughout the school year based on available space. All applications are completed and submitted electronically. Please visit Apply to STR to complete the online application and download the supplemental application materials.

*Families interested in admission to eighth grade are asked to contact the school office 650.322.2312 directly.