Criteria

Admissions Information


We are now accepting applications for next year. A non-refundable application/testing fee of $100.00 is required with each completed application. Please click here for a PDF file of our application. You may also stop by the school office or call (626) 656-1000 to request an application packet.

Criteria for Student Enrollment in San Gabriel Christian School:

General Criteria for Enrollment

  • San Gabriel Christian School does not practice racial or cultural discrimination in its admission practices.
  • Parents must be in full agreement with the purposes and philosophy of the school as indicated on the application form.

Criteria for Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and 1st grade Enrollment

  • Kindergarteners should be five years old by December 1. Students in Transistional Kindergarten must be five years old by January 31.
  • Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students are individually tested using the Developmental Readiness Scale Evaluation.

Academic Criteria for 2nd – 8th grade Enrollment

  • New students entering 2nd – 8th grades will be tested using the Stanford Achievement Test.
  • A copy of the current report card is required on the day of testing; final acceptance is not granted until the report card is received.
  • Students should be performing at the national average for their grade level (50th percentile or Stanine 5).
  • Students performing below the average are considered very carefully. Either retention or tutoring needs to be considered.

Social Criteria for Upper Elementary and Junior High Students

  • We look for students who are able to contribute positively to the classroom and the overall school environment.
  • A personal student interview will be required. The interviewer will be sensitive to the following:
    • The student’s personal desire to attend San Gabriel Christian.
    • The student’s chances of success at San Gabriel Christian in regard to academic, social, and emotional issues.

Establishing Order of Admission

  • Applications of all eligible students in each grade are placed in a rank order according to the date received in our office. When classes are filled, a waiting list is established.
  • Exceptions:
    • A current school family who has an additional child to enroll is given preference over a new family.
    • Special consideration is given in instances where a family with two eligible children finds one has been accepted and one has been put on a waiting list.

Notification of Acceptance:

Families will be notified of test results and admission status within two weeks of the test date. Possible status includes:

  • Acceptance, acceptance with tutoring, or acceptance with retention
  • Waiting list
  • Non-acceptance

Visiting SGCS

We welcome you and your child to come and visit our campus! One of the best ways to learn about SGCS is to see it first-hand. Please call the school office at (626) 656-1000 to arrange for a tour. Tours may be scheduled Monday – Friday, at a time most convenient for you.