116 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
Tuition and Tuition Indexing Program
St. Paul's Episcopal School provides an education that is intellectually challenging and morally enriching. The School enrolls students from widely diverse cultural, religious, family, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds who are motivated to succeed and who, by the virtue of their character, will contribute to the life and spirit of the School.
Students are admitted on the basis of academic and social skills, developmental readiness, past school experience, recommendations and character. Kindergarten and sixth grade are primary entry points into the school.
Our students’ 2012 high school acceptances included Bentley, Bishop O' Dowd, College Preparatory School, Head-Royce, International High School, and Lick-Wilmerding. College acceptances for the class of 2008 included Harvard, Stanford, Bowdoin, Boston College, Bennington, and the University of California at Davis.
St. Paul’s has age requirements for acceptance to the School. For Grades K-5, we adhere strictly to a September 1 birthday cut off. Please feel free to ask me about this policy.
The St. Paul’s Admissions process begins in the fall prior to the planned year of attendance. The applications process has three required steps: A tour of the School, the completion of an application, and an assessment. For details, please see below.
We look forward to getting to know your family.
Director of Admissions
1. Fill out an online inquiry form
2. Schedule and complete a tour.
3. Complete and return the application.
4. Schedule and complete an assessment.
5. Schedule a shadow visit for Grades 6 - 8.
6. Schedule an ISEE Exam for Grades 6 - 8. St. Paul’s School code is #054150
. Register here.
|TOURS and APPLICATIONS|
From September through January, tours of the School are conducted for parents. At least one parent is required to take a tour, and we suggest that both parents or guardians make arrangements to visit the School. Application materials are distributed at the tour. We encourage families to schedule their tours early in the process as tour times fill up quickly. Please complete the inquiry form online and we will contact you to schedule a tour.
Applications may be submitted any time after the completion of a tour with deadlines of:
* December 3, 2012 for siblings who desire a February 1 admissions decision mailed with re-enrollment contracts.
* January 11, 2013 for applications, fees, and tuition indexing application for new applicants.
We suggest that you submit your application at your earliest convenience in order to receive a convenient assessment date. Applications submitted on the deadline day will have fewer choices of assessment days and times. Thanks!
Student assessments are scheduled by the Admissions Office upon the submission of application materials. Every effort will be made to accommodate requests by parents for a specific date. Not all dates are available for each grade level. The dates for enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year are:
* Saturday, January 12, 2013 Kindergarten & 6th Grade
* Saturday, January 26, 2013 Kindergarten & 6th Grade
* Saturday, February 2, 2013 Kindergarten - 8th Grade
* Saturday, February 9, 2013 Kindergarten & 6th Grade
Kindergarten Assessment Details
Kindergarten applicants come for a small group assessment where St. Paul’s teachers observe each child’s readiness to begin the kindergarten program.
Students are asked to separate from their parents and come into the kindergarten classroom where they spend 90 minutes in readiness activities such as story time, center work, free play, and physical education. Kindergarten parents are asked to stay on site. While they are waiting, the School invites them to meet other St. Paul’s parents and hear from Head of School Karan Merry. The teachers bring the children to the parents at the end of their assessment activities.
6th Grade and Middle School Assessment Details
Sixth grade and Middle School assessments take place on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lower School at 116 Montecito Ave.
Students participate in a cooperative group activity and literature discussion group and complete math and writing assessments. Parents are not required to stay on campus, but are invited for coffee on the mezzanine to meet other St. Paul’s parents and hear from Head of School Karan Merry. Parents meet their children on the mezzanine at the completion of their assessment.
|ADMISSIONS TIMELINE |
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20: K-5 Open House, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Childcare available by registration.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20: 6th Grade and Middle School Open House, 2:30 - 4 p.m. Students Welcome.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10: K-5 Parents' Perspective Open House, The program starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. Registration for childcare is now closed. Please call 510.285.9617 for more information.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10: 6th Grade and Middle School Parents' Perspective Open House, The program starts at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Students Welcome.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5: K-8 Open House, 8:45 - 10 a.m., Parents only for the Lower School Open House (K-5) at 116 Montecito Ave. Students are welcome to attend the 6th Grade and Middle School Open House (6-8) at 262 Grand Ave. Click here to RSVP.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27: K-8 Last Look Open House, 8:45 - 10 a.m. This event is for applicant families who have applied to St. Paul's for the 2013-2014 school year. Click here to RSVP.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 3: Application deadline for siblings
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11: New families applications due
JANUARY - FEBRUARY: Admissions Testing
Tuition Indexing Program Information
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7: Tuition Indexing applications due for existing families (returning students & siblings).
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20: Tax Information due for all Tuition Indexing applicants
Admission Contracts and Notification
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1: Admissions Contracts (including Tuition Indexing allocation) mailed to current families
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22: Current Families Contracts due by 12 noon.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7: Admissions Contracts (including Tuition Indexing allocation) mailed to new families
FRIDAY, MARCH 15: New Families Contracts due by 10 a.m.
Tuition Due Dates
Reservation Deposit - 10% due with enrollment contract on March 15
Tuition Balance: Single Payment (due June 1)
Two Payments:(60% due June 1; 40% due January 1)
Monthly Payments are arranged through F.A.C.T.S.