Admissions

Thank you for your interest in St. Joseph School - Fullerton. We are excited to partner with you in our mission to provide a positive learning environment in which every child is challenged to develop their full potential: academically, spiritually, and morally. 

St. Joseph School - Fullerton was founded in 1877 by the Sisters of St. Francis whose mission and vision of St. Francis of Assisi continues to be embodied by a dedicated faculty who make St. Joseph's more than just a school, but a home for all. Our teachers are hard-working and are continuously reviewing data as well as seeking ways to include creativity, generate participation, and promote active and engaged learners. This analysis translates into lessons and activities that are designed for each student to reach their full potential.

We would love for you to schedule a visit of our National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. We are very proud of our academic success here, and would love to show you around our school! Learn more about our admission process.

PreK-4 and Kindergarten Requirements

Students entering into PreK-4 must be four (4) years of age prior to September 1st of the current school year. There are two Pre-Kindergarten 4 programs at St. Joseph School - Fullerton. Our morning program meets five days a week from 8:00 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. and our full-day program meets five days a week from 8:00 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.

Students entering Kindergarten must be five (5) years of age prior to September 1st of the current year. St. Joseph School - Fullerton tests all Kindergarten applicants using the Brigance Early Childhood Screening prior to admittance into the Kindergarten program.  

Admission Order

Admission to SJS is based on availability, previous school records, and completion of placement testing in math and reading held in the Spring. Families must be officially registered at St. Joseph Church to receive priority over other applicants as per School Board policy which is defined below:

  1. Current students who are re-registering
  2. Siblings of current/graduated SJS students or children of graduates
  3. Children of registered parishioners of St. Joseph Parish
  4. Children of registered parishioners of other Catholic parishes
  5. Children of other faith backgrounds