Saint Jeanne De Lestonnac School

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why attend Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School?

 

Environment

Saint Jeanne’s provides an environment that is age appropriate and conducive to learning and personal growth within a modern facility. It is a nurturing and Christ-centered atmosphere that welcomes and celebrates student racial, religious, and ethnic diversity. This creates a supportive community in which mutual encouragement motivates student learning and achievement and cultivates maturity and self-discipline.

 

Spirituality & Faith Formation

Saint Jeanne treasures the opportunity to prepare our children in mind and spirit during the most formative and impressionable time of their lives so that they can live lives full of hope, joy, and inspiration. Our school tag line “Education in life and for life” concretely expresses that each day our students have the opportunity to put their values to use–today and for a lifetime. This occurs and is constantly reinforced not only in classes of religious instruction, but throughout the curriculum and extracurricular activities.

 

Academics

We strongly believe that children’s future must start with a strong foundation... one centered on faith and values, but one that also includes outstanding academics. Therefore, all at Saint Jeanne’s are dedicated to providing students with a solid curriculum, one that is designed after serious study of various educational resources, such as the Catholic Common Core Identity Initiative and the Common Core State Standards. Facilitating well-rounded development, we offer courses in art, music, Spanish, technology, and PE to complement the core subjects of religion, math, language arts, social studies, and science. The integration of technology tools and applications are used across all academic disciplines. The Western Catholic Education Association and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges accredit Saint Jeanne’s.

 

Discipline

Catholic schools are famous for having strict disciplinary policies and Saint Jeanne’s is no exception. Saint Jeanne maintains a strict policy of behavior that is fair and consistent. The school stands on 400 years of experience in education, which have proven that teaching children to be responsible for their own behavior leads to mature and conscientious adults.

 

Community Service

Saint Jeanne’s exemplifies the importance of living the message of Jesus Christ by helping others. All of our students participate in community service projects, giving them an opportunity to serve those in need and support their less fortunate brothers and sisters.

 

In conclusion, by choosing to send your child to Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School, you are providing for them a unique opportunity to develop a personal and loving relationship with Christ while striving to achieve high academic standards. All parents desire this for their children.

 

How do I set up a tour of the school?

A private tour can be scheduled by contacting our Admissions Director in the school office at 714.542.4271, ext. 105 or click HERE.

 

How do I apply?

The enrollment process for the 2015-2016 school year is currently open and spaces are available for certain grade levels. Please contact the school office to inquire about this or next school year.

 

The process for acceptance and enrollment to Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School includes the following:

1. Parents/guardians must first apply online at sjdlschool.com.

2. All candidates for admission must present the most recent standardized test scores and report card as part of the evaluation.

3. New students are on academic probation for the first trimester, with the expectation that they will comply with the policies of the school for permanent enrollment.

4. Parents agree to actively support the spiritual, academic, and financial standards of the school, as well as all school rules and regulations.

5. There is a non-refundable $30.00 fee for entrance evaluation.

6. All forms and fees received at registration must be completed and signed before admission is final. The registration and re-registration fees are non-refundable.

7. Immunization records must be complete and up-to-date. All students entering grades 7 & 8 must present documentation of a recent Pertussis Vaccination.

8. A physical examination report on file is mandatory for all incoming first-grade students.

 

What are the age requirements to attend Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School?

•Preschool students must be three years of age and potty trained by September 1st.

•Pre-Kindergarten students must be four years of age and potty trained by September 1st.

•Kindergarten students must be five years of age by September first.

•First-grade students must be six years of age by September first.

 

Is there an Admissions Assessment?

All new students are evaluated and interviewed before acceptance.

 

Does Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School participate in standardized testing?

Standardized tests are administered from grades 2 to 8 annually and used for improving instruction.

 

What is the class size?

Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classes are limited to 24 children per class, with two full-time instructors. Currently in kindergarten through 8th grade, the average class size is approximately 20 students and the maximum class size is 25 students.

 

What are the school hours?

Supervision of students begins at 7:30 am. The school bell for kindergarten through 8th grade rings at 8:00 am. School is dismissed at 3:00 pm.

 

Is before and after school child care available?

• Morning Day Care is available from 7:00 to 7:30 for a nominal fee.

• Extended Day Care is offered daily from 3:15 – 5:30 for all Saint Jeanne students.

• Day care is included in the monthly tuition for all students in pre-school through kindergarten.

 

Do you offer tuition assistance?

Saint Jeanne does everything it can to keep tuition affordable while maintaining a quality faculty, staff and facilities. Tuition assistance is offered according to need.

 

Where do eighth grade students attend high school once they graduate?

The majority of our 8th grade graduating students enroll in one of the Catholic high schools, but also have the option of attendance at one of the many quality public high schools in our area:

• Mater Dei High School (co-ed) in Santa Ana

• Servite High School (all boys) in Anaheim

• Rosary High School (all girls) in Fullerton

• Cornelia Connelly High School (all girls) in Anaheim

• Santa Margarita High School (co-ed) in Rancho Santa Margarita

• JSerra Catholic High School (co-ed) in San Juan Capistrano

• Orange Lutheran High School (co-ed) in Orange

• Troy Tech (co-ed) in Fullerton

• Foothill High School in Tustin

• Northwood High School in Irvine

• Beckman High School in Irvine

 

What are the annual fees and tuition?

 

2016-2017 School Year Annual Registration Fee*:

ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE..................................$745
EARLY ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE (IF PAID BY JUNE 1)................................$695

*Registration fees payment installment available. Please see Online Registration for details.

 

The Registration Fee includes numerous individual expenses that the school collects at the beginning of each school year and must be paid before formal enrollment can occur. Additionally, payment of the registration fee ensures that a space for your child(ren) will be held for the coming school year. The registration fee includes, but is not limited to, select educational materials used by the teachers for the classroom, library media center supplies, special in-school programs and assemblies, student insurance, yearbook, workbooks, periodicals, standardized benchmark assessments, and science fees, etc.

Study trips (field trips), the graduation fee (for eighth­-grade students only), honor societies (NJHS, CJSF), and various enrichment programs, e.g. Soccer Shots, Pentathlon, the band, musical, athletics, etc., which vary by grade level, are not included in the registration fee.

Eighth Grade Student Graduation Fee: $275.00 and must be paid before August 19, 2016. 

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Preschool and Kindergarten 

Youngest (or only child)............................................$7977

Each sibling.................................................................$7477

The tuition fee for preschool-kindergarten students includes snacks, lunch, and 7:30am-5:30pm daycare.

 

GRADES 1-8

Youngest (or only child)............................................$7256

Each sibling.................................................................$6756

Lunch cards, beverage cards, and daycare are charged against your pre-paid Lancer Card.

Please note that all tuition is collected through FACTS, a tuition collection company, over a ten (10)-month period, unless paid in full by August 24th.

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FULL ­YEAR DISCOUNT PAYMENT OPTION

There is a discount on tuition if paid in ­full by August 24, 2016, with check or cash only.

Preschool and Kindergarten (FULL­ YEAR PAYMENT)
Reflects a discount
Youngest (or only child)..........$7738
Each sibling..........$7253
The tuition fee for preschool­ kindergarten students includes snacks, lunch, and 7:30 am­-5:30 pm daycare.

GRADES 1-­8 (FULL­ YEAR PAYMENT)
Reflects a discount
Youngest (or only child)..........$7038
Each sibling..........$6553
Lunch cards, beverage cards, and daycare are charged against your pre-paid Lancer Card.

 

What are the volunteering requirements?

There are no volunteering requirements, but parents are strongly encouraged to assist the school.

 

Is there a required fundraising commitment for each family?

Saint Jeanne’s has a long history and strong tradition of family participation in fundraising. Involvement in fundraising is encouraged as the means to maintain tuition affordable for families and work that results in the admiration of students toward their parents who exhibit in concrete ways the extent to which they value their children’s education.

 

APPOINTMENTS

Teachers:

Arrangements for a personal conference with a particular teacher may be made by means of a written note to the teacher, an email, or by a telephone call to the school office. Teachers are given messages and respond at their earliest convenience. Parents are encouraged to utilize the online Learning Management System, Schoology.com to prepare for a meeting with the teacher. Teachers are not usually available for a conference between 3:00 and 3:30 PM because they are supervising the dismissal of their students or leading them to sign in for Daycare.

 

Administration Team Members:

Arrangements for a personal conference with the principal or other members of the Administration may be made by calling the school office between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. or coming

into the office to arrange an appointment. At least one member of the Administration is usually available in the office for urgent, walk-in appointments.