Admissions

Criteria

Online Application Information

We are currently accepting online applications for the 2023-2024 school year. A non-refundable application fee of $150.00 is required with each completed application.

We encourage you to apply today, as many grade levels are expected to fill quickly. The 2nd grade class is currently full and a waitlist has been created. Please contact the school office for current grade level availability.

All applications must be submitted online. Please call the school office at (626) 656-1000 with any questions.

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 for the 2023-2024 School Year

  • Kindergarteners should be five years old by December 1, 2023.
  • Students in Transitional Kindergarten must be five years old by June 30, 2024. (Our Transitional Kindergarten includes Early Transitional Kindergarten students)
  • 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 Middle School 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

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