Admission Policy

An Education in Life and for Life!

We welcome you to the Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School website and thank you for your interest in our school. We look forward to sharing with you the marvelous responsibility of educating your child. We are a school community composed of motivated students, dedicated professionals, and parents who value holistic education. We invite you to take a personal tour of our school. Be ready to experience a truly exceptional environment of welcome where the students feel safe and cared for, where tradition and innovation join setting an academic culture where skills are learned for a lifetime and where accomplishment is the reward.

Please refer to the links below for the admissions information. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the school at 714-542-4271 and ask for the Admissions Coordinator, Leah Lee or Admissions Director, Dr. Roger Minkle.


ADMISSION POLICY

The process for acceptance to Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School includes the following:
  1. Parents will call for a tour of the school 714-542-4271 
  2. Parents/guardians must first register online at sjdlschool.com.
  3. Once registered, all new students must present the most recent standardized test scores and report card as part of the evaluation (where applicable).
  4. Preschool students must be three years of age by September 1st and potty trained. Prekindergarten must be four years of age by September 1st and potty trained. Kindergarten students must be five years of age by September 1st. First-grade students must be six years of age by September 1st.
  5. Parents agree to actively support the spiritual, academic, and financial standards of the school, as well as all school rules and regulations. All forms and fees must be completed and signed before enrollment is final. The registration fee and the re-registration fee are non-refundable.
  6. Immunization records must be complete and up-to-date. Students entering Kindergarten are required to show documentation of their five-year exam. Students entering grade 7 must present documentation of a recent DTAP, Pertusis Vaccination.
  7. New students are on academic probation for the first trimester, but may be dismissed for not complying with the policies of the school. Parents will be notified in a timely manner regarding any situation that will compromise their child's permanent enrollment during the probation period.
FINANCIAL COMMITMENT

Before enrolling children in our school, parents should carefully consider the financial responsibility and commitment they are making for their children. Each month the school is responsible for paying the teachers’ salaries, in addition to considerable operating expenses. In order to meet these obligations, each family is expected to pay tuition, daycare, lunch fees, sports fees, etc., when they are due as described in the Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School Commitment to Excellence document found in the current school year's Parent/Student Handbook.
 
CONDITIONS FOR ENROLLMENT (for new and returning families)

Code of Christian Conduct for Students and Parents/Guardians in the Diocese of Orange and Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School:

The Code of Christian Conduct for Students and Parents for the Diocese of Orange and Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School adopts the following statement as their policy and procedures regarding Christian conduct for all new and returning families: The students’ interests in receiving a quality, morally based education can best be served if students, parents, and school officials work together cooperatively. Normally differences among these individuals can be resolved. In some instances, however, the school may find it necessary, at its discretion, to require parents/guardians to withdraw their child. It shall be an express condition of enrollment that the students behave in a manner, both on and off campus, which is consistent with the Christian principles of the school as determined by the school at its discretion. These principles include, but are not limited to, any policies, principles, or procedures set forth in any of the student/parent handbooks of the school.

These Christian principles further include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1.  Parents/guardians are expected to work courteously and cooperatively with the school to assist the student in meeting the academic, moral, and behavioral expectations of the school.
  2. Students and parents/guardians may respectfully express their concerns about the school operation and its personnel. They may not do so in a manner that is discourteous, scandalous, rumor driven, disruptive, threatening, hostile, divisive, or as a form of bullying.
  3. These expectations for students and parents/guardians include, but are not limited to, all school-sponsored programs and events (e.g. extended care, athletics, study trips, etc.).
The school reserves the right to determine, at its discretion, which actions fall short of meeting the Christian principles of the school. Failure to follow these principles will normally result in a verbal or written warning to the students and/or parent/guardian and normally will first result in disciplinary action short of a requirement to withdraw from the school (e.g. detention, suspension of a student or suspension of parent/guardian’s privilege to come on the campus grounds and/or participate in school activities, volunteer work, etc.)

The school reserves the right to determine, at its discretion, when conduct is serious enough to warrant immediate action without a warning and/or without an intermediate step, short of a withdrawal.