Admission Department and Process - Resurrection School - Sunnyvale

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How to Apply

Open enrollment begins in November of each year. At the beginning of November and during the last week of January, the school hosts Open House dates for all interested families. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Upon receipt of the application, an evaluation will be scheduled for your child. Interested families are encouraged to call the school throughout the enrollment period for any available openings.

 

Admissions Process

1. Application

There are two ways to apply:

Use our online application process

Apply Online

or

Complete our application form which can be downloaded here or picked up at our school office.

Please return your completed application to:

Resurrection Catholic School
1395 Hollenbeck Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Our office hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

There is an application and testing fee of $50 per student. Please also include:

  • A copy of your child's baptismal certificate, if applicable
  • A copy of your child's birth certificate
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher for children entering grades 1 - 8
  • A copy of your child's last report card for children entering grades 1 - 8
  • A copy of your child's latest test scores for children entering grades 3 - 8.

Applications for the 2018/19 school year will be available November 1st, 2017 and are processed as they are received. Interested families are encouraged to apply early.

2. Evaluation

Once your application is received, school staff will contact you to schedule an evaluation date.   Transitional Kindergarten students can expect 30 minutes, and approximately 45 minutes to an hour for all other grades.

3. Acceptance Letters

Acceptance and welcome letters are mailed within two weeks of the evaluation date.

4. New Parent Orientation

The school and Parent Teacher Group hosts a new Parent Orientation in May for all new parents to get the details on the upcoming school year. New school families are given a buddy family to get together with during the summer months and to answer any questions.

Admissions Criteria

Transitional Kindergarten students must be 4 years of age by September 1st of the school year for which they are enrolling. For example, children should be 4 years old by September 1st, 2018 for the 2018/19 school year.

Please note that in the 2014/15 school year,  the State of California changed the incoming age for Kindergarten students. Students must be 5 years old by September 1st, 2018 to be eligible for the 2018/19 Kindergarten school year.

Resurrection School Admission Policy

It is a responsibility of Resurrection School to provide a Catholic elementary education for children of registered members of Resurrection Parish. Resurrection School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national and ethnic origin.

On the average, Resurrection School's class sizes are kept consciously lower than the guidelines established by the Diocese of San Jose limiting classes to 35 students. Our primary grades average 20-26 students per class, and our upper grades average 24-27 per class.

Where there are more applicants than places for any particular class, the following system of priorities will apply once a student is accepted:

  1. Current students already enrolled in Resurrection School.
  2. Siblings of existing students at Resurrection School.
  3. Children of an active parishioner of the Church of the Resurrection.
  4. Children of any other parishioner of the Church of the Resurrection.
  5. Any other Catholic.
  6. Any other applicant

Non-Catholic and Out of Parish Students
Where two applicants appear to be equally qualified for a place, an interview is required with the Principal to reach a decision based on additional factors including, but not limited to:

  • letters of recommendation.
  • religious background.
  • academic standing.

All applications for enrollment for the next school year must meet the registration deadline, which will be set by the school. This applies to both returning and new students.

Prior to the registration deadline, if the number of applications received for any given class will cause the number of students to exceed the approved limits, then they will be placed on a waiting list, ordered according to the priorities stated above.

Applications received after the deadline will be placed at the end of the waiting list for any given class, in the order received, irrespective of the priorities above.

All new students shall be on probation for a period of one year to establish their academic ability, behavior, and ability to study in the Christian environment of Resurrection School.

Students who are functioning at an academic level two years below their grade will not be admitted or re-enrolled.

Following the stated policy, decisions on admission shall be made by the school principal and pastor.

Students are admitted to Resurrection School based on the parents' understanding and acceptance that their children will be receiving a Catholic education that meets the mission and philosophies described within the Resurrection School handbook.