Applying to St. Anselm School
As a parochial school of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, St. Anselm's purpose is to form students in Christian living through a curriculum integrated with the teachings of Christ and Gospel values, administered by dedicated and professional staff of Christian men and women. We offer a strong academic curriculum with several co-curricular programs geared to the average and above-average student.
St. Anselm School mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students on the basis of 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.
1.Submit an application with the $25.00 non-refundable filing fee.
2.You will be contacted to schedule a tour of the school with the principal.
3.When you visit you'll be given the necessary recommendation forms to be completed by your child's teacher.
4.Students entering grades 2-8 will be asked to spend a half or full day at St. Anselm for assessment.
5.Applications are accepted throughout the year. We begin acceptances for Kindergarten beginning the second week of February based on the priority listing for acceptance (see below).
6.A non-refundable registration fee for students entering the school is due ten days after acceptance. Receipt of this fee reserves your child's place.
7.Your child's application file is complete when we have received:
a) the application and fee
b) the teacher recommendation
c) a copy of the child's Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)
8. The parents/guardian have had an interview and tour.
9. The applicant has been assessed (grades 2-8).
Acceptance to St. Anselm School is also based upon the following:
1.A Teacher Recommendation form must be completed by the applicant's current teacher for students entering K-8th grade. All new students, grades 1-8, are admitted on a probationary basis and remain on probation through the first semester.
2.The student’s records must show that they have been attending school regularly, are in good academic standing and have above average conduct/effort grades.
3.Kindergarten students must be five years of age by September 1 of their Kindergarten year. Students with June, July, August birthdays may be assessed prior to admissions. First grade students must be six years of age by September 1 of their first grade year.
4.Proof of immunization must be submitted prior to the beginning of school. No student will be admitted to class without this proof.
5.Parents agree to actively support the school's spiritual and academic standards.
PRIORITY LISTING FOR ACCEPTANCE
Priority is given to children of registered, participating members of St. Anselm Parish, and registered members of any other Catholic parish in Marin County. Non-Catholics will be accepted if the school possesses capacity for additional students. Once it has been determined that the applicant has been attending school/pre-school regularly, is in good academic standing and has an above average conduct/effort grade, students will be accepted according to the following order of admissions:
1.Children of families currently enrolled in St. Anselm School.
2.Children of registered, participating members of St. Anselm Parish. It is understood that a “St. Anselm Parishioner” is a baptized Catholic and a registered member of St. Anselm Parish, who participates regularly at Sunday Eucharist and contributes personally and financially to the Church as individual means allow.
3.Children of Non-Participating St. Anselm Parishioners.
4.Children of families who are members of a Catholic parish other than St. Anselm that does not have its own parochial school.
5.Children of families who practice another faith.