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660 Vicente Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

(415) 731-8400

Admissions Eligibility

St. Cecilia School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits student of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at this school. St. Cecilia School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis or race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in administration of educational policies, admission policies,, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Likewise, St. Cecilia School does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin.

A child must be five years of age by December 31 to be eligible for entrance into Transitional Kindergarten (TK). TK is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program. Most TK students turn five between June and December. It is advisable that children have pre-school experience before attending Transitional Kindergarten.

A child must be five years of age by September 1 to be eligible for entrance into Kindergarten. It is advisable that children have pre-school experience before attending Kindergarten.

A child must be six years of age by September 1 to be eligible for entrance into the First Grade. It is advisable that children have Kindergarten experience before attending First Grade. The same age requirement applies to each succeeding grade.

A child must also be able to speak and understand English.

At St. Cecilia School, the developmental or behavioral age of the child is a strong factor in considering acceptance. The developmental age is the age at which the child is functioning as a total person: physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially. Intellectual development and/or chronological age are not guarantees of readiness.

It is not necessary to live within the geographical boundaries of St. Cecilia Parish in order to attend the school. However, it is important for parents to know that becoming involved in the parish, of which the school is an integral part, can provide a sense of rootedness, belonging, and community for the child as well as for the parents.

Admissions Priority

FIRST Sibling
SECOND Catholic, registered and participating member of St. Cecilia Parish
THIRD Catholic, not registered or participating in St. Cecilia Parish
FOURTH Not Catholic
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