"Young people of the third millennium must be a source of energy and leadership in our Church and our nation. Therefore, we must provide young people with an academically rigorous and doctrinally sound program of education and faith formation designed to strengthen their union with Christ and his Church."
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 

St. Barbara Catholic School is
currently accepting applications for
the 2019-2020 school year for TK - 8th Grades


Admissions Process

A student is admitted to St. Barbara Catholic School after a grade appropriate assessment has been administered and active report card grades (available at the time of testing) are evaluated. Birth certificates, baptismal records, immunization records, and other pertinent legal documents are also required. Acceptance is based upon results of the assessment, satisfactory report card grades and/or recommendations from the preceding school. All students entering St. Barbara Catholic School are automatically placed on first quarter probationary status. Each child's adjustment and progress as to academics, conduct, effort, homework completion, and social achievement will be evaluated after the first quarter to determine continued membership in school. Academic and social progress must indicate satisfactory achievement. 

Please note the specific cut-off ages for TK and Kindergarten programs:  Transitional Kindergarten - Age 4 by September 1st; Kindergarten - Age 5 by September 1st.  This is a clear definition and one that The Diocese Office of Catholic Schools strongly upholds.  With children of such a young age, even a short window of time beyond can make a difference.

It is of utmost importance that parents agree to actively support the spiritual, academic, volunteer and fund-raising programs of the school. It is also important that parents remember that their support of the school, especially regarding prompt payment of tuition and a willingness to volunteer, is a prerequisite to re-registration and a condition for continued presence in the school.  The school may deny re-admission to any family delinquent in tuition or who has not met the volunteer hours requirement.  In addition, failure to support the philosophy, objectives and policies of the school may also result in non-admission.  If volunteering and/or fundraising is not possible, an additional financial assessment will be added to the tuition. 

Please call the school office at (714) 775-9477 for additional information or assistance.