Frequently Asked Questions
Why attend Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School?
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.
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, California's State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Facilitating well-rounded development is an important aspect in the Educational Project of the Company of Mary, therefore, we offer athletics, creative development and expression, academic competitions and many other opportunities for students to experience and discover their gifts. 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.
Catholic schools are famous for having strict disciplinary policies and Saint Jeanne’s is no exception. We are able to maintain a strict policy of behavior that is fair and consistent through effective feedback techniques designed to help children understand their actions and, concurrently, consequences of their actions. The school stands on 400 years of experience in education, which have proven that teaching children to be responsible for and reflect on their own behavior leads to problem solving mature and conscientious adults.
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 Coordinator, Leah Lee, in the school office at 714.542.4271, or click HERE.
How do I apply?
The enrollment process for the coming school year is currently open and spaces are available for all grade levels. Please contact the Admissions Coordinator, Leah Lee, for help and necessary paperwork needed to complete the enrollment process.
The process for enrollment to Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School:
What are the age requirements to attend Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School?
- Preschool students must be three years of age by September 1st and potty trained.
- PreKindergarten students must be four years of age by September 1st and potty trained.
- Kindergarten students must be five years of age by September first.
- First-grade students must be six years of age by September first.
Does Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School participate in standardized testing?
Benchmark testing is administered to all Kindergarten through Eighth-grade students four times a year. The benchmark assessment is used to determine both strengths and weaknesses within grade-level/subject areas, as well as give guidance to our curriculum team and teachers in the development of differentiated instruction and tasks related to Learning Goals in all grade levels.
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 Preschool 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 volunteering requirements?
Parents are only required to volunteer 1 hour at our annual May Festival, but parents are strongly encouraged to assist the school.
Is there a required fundraising commitment for each family?
Our annual, and largest fundraiser, is the May Festival. All students are required to sell at least one book of raffle tickets, and parents are required to volunteer at least one hour in their child’s class booth the day of the festival. Other obligatory fundraisers are the Fall Fundraiser/Auction or the Golf Tournament Dinner/Auction, which alternate each year. For these events, families are required to donate a gift for the auction valuing $125 or more (If the family opts out of donating a gift, there is a $125.00 commitment).
Arrangements for a personal conference with a particular teacher may be made by means of 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 to prepare for a meeting with the teacher. Teachers are not usually available for a conference between 3:00 and 3:15 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 AM and 4:00 PM, email 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.