Admissions
 
Admissions and Attendance

GUIDELINES FOR ADMISSION TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS    

  • Preferences shall be given to active members of the parish.
  • Under Archdiocesan guidelines for financial considerations, the optimum number of students per classroom is 35.
  • The required age for pre-kindergarten students is 4 years of age on or before September 1.
  • The required age for kindergarten students is 5 years of age on or before September 1.
  • The required age for first grade students is 6 years of age on or before September 1.
  • All students must comply with current California immunization and health requirements prior to enrollment.
  • The parish school will strive to have Catholic education accessible to as many students as possible, both with its educational programs and financial considerations; however, it may have insufficient resources to meet the educational and financial needs of all students.
  • The pastor and principal will review a student's continued eligibility for enrollment in the parish school.

ADMISSIONS POLICY As a Catholic religious-oriented school founded for Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church/Parish, we give preference to members of Holy Name of Mary Parish and to members of other Catholic parishes. Once our Catholic applicants have been served, we welcome students of other religions.

Holy Name of Mary School is not geared to accommodate students who demonstrate severe grade level deficiencies or behavioral problems.

We do all in our power to recommend and/or schedule specialized testing where academic deficiencies may be caused by specific learning disabilities and will assist in referrals for alternate school placement where necessary.

To ensure proper grade placement, new students entering Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Grade 1 are administered a Readiness and Maturity Screening Test. Students in Grades 2-8 are administered an achievement battery composed of tests in several subject areas.

 

Acceptance to Holy Name of Mary School

1st-8th grade acceptance is based on the following criteria: 

  1. Application screening and test results.

  2. Children whose parents are registered parishioners at HNM Parish, actively involved, and have a currently enrolled child at HNM School or a child who graduated from HNM School

  3. Children whose parents are registered parishioners at HNM Parish and actively involved

  4. Children whose siblings attend HNM School

  5. Children of new parishioners to HNM who have been actively involved in their former parish

  6. Children whose parents are actively involved in another parish

  7. Children of non-active parents

 

Pre-K and Kindergarten placement is based on the following criteria :

  1. Screening results showing readiness for our program

  2. Children whose parents are registered parishioners at HNM Parish, actively involved, and have a currently enrolled child at HNM School or a child who graduated from HNM School

  3. Children whose parents are registered parishioners at HNM Parish and actively involved

  4. Children whose siblings attend HNM School

  5. Children of new parishioners to HNM who have been actively involved in their former parish

  6. Children whose parents are actively involved in another parish

  7. Children of non-active parents


The Three-year-old program’s placement it based on the following criteria:

  1. Children whose parents are registered parishioners at HNM Parish, actively involved, and have a currently enrolled child at HNM School or a child who graduated from HNM School

  2. Children whose parents are registered parishioners at HNM Parish and actively involved

  3. Children whose siblings attend HNM School

  4. Children of new parishioners to HNM who have been actively involved in their former parish

  5. Children whose parents are actively involved in another parish

  6. Children of non-active parents


 
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124 S. San Dimas Canyon Road
San Dimas, CA 91773

School Phone: (909) 542-0449
Fax Number: (909) 592-3884
Email:dmarquez@hnmschool.org
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