Admission Policies


Admission Policy Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy as to Students

The elementary and secondary schools of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, CA., admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the schools. They do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school administered programs.

Priority of Admissions

Children will be accepted into Saint Rose School based on certain criteria. First and foremost is readiness for the grade for which they are applying. If principal and teacher agree that the child is ready, the following is used as a guideline for entrance.

  • Siblings of a present school family
    1.  Active at Saint Rose Parish
    2. Active in another Catholic Parish
    3. Active in another Christian religion
    4. Active in another religion
  • New Family to St. Rose School
    1. Active at Saint Rose Parish
    2. Active in another Catholic Parish
    3. Active in another Christian religion
    4. Active in another religion
  • New Not Active in Any Religion

This policy is subject to the Pastor and Principal’s discretion. Special consideration is given to students who transfer to Santa Rose from other Catholic schools. Tuition assistance is also based on these criteria.

New and Transfer Students

Students who enter St. Rose at the Kindergarten level participate in a small group screening process designed to assess their readiness for school. Those entering at other grade levels are assessed in a variety of ways. Previous report cards and standardized test scores are taken into consideration, as well as individual assessments by the teacher. Once it has been determined that there is space, the student may be invited to participate in all or part of a school day. The St. Rose community will do everything possible to help students feel comfortable in their new school. Teachers and staff work diligently to ensure each child’s success. However new students enter on a probationary status which takes into account the following:

  • Student’s ability to be successful academically, socially,
  • Good attendance and punctuality,
  • Parental participation and support,
  • Parents are current with financial obligations to the school, and
  • Parents have disclosed all information beneficial to their child’s success at St. Rose.