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Admissions Process

Admissions Process

The admissions team looks forward to reviewing your application materials. We are confident that your child and family will be a wonderful addition to our school community. Students shall be admitted to St. Peter Martyr School if they have a reasonable, well founded hope of successfully completing the school’s program, provided there is space available.

Age Requirements

All admission candidates desiring acceptance in Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, or First Grade must meet the following age requirements:

The following priorities are considered when accepting students for available openings:

Assessment Process

In addition to reviewing a complete application, our school conducts an assessment of the child, according to their educational background and special needs. This process ensures that the child is placed in the appropriate grade level, so that we can best meet your child’s educational needs.

Assessment for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten

For our Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten, the key criterion for entry is the developmental and social readiness of the child. The teachers for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten as well as the Principal will evaluate each child.

Assessment in Reading and Math for 1st - 8th Graders

All applicants entering grades 1 - 8 are required to take two (2) entrance exams appropriate to their grade level, facilitated by the Renaissance STAR Assessments in Reading and Math. An appointment for the entrance exams will be arranged, once the school has received a complete application.

For more information about Renaissance STAR Assessments, click here.

Students with Special Needs

Admission of transfer students with special needs will be dependent upon the school program’s ability to meet these needs. If a child was enrolled in another school, he or she may be placed in a lower grade as age appropriate, at the discretion of the school.

All seven Lumen Christi Academies and the Diocese of Oakland admit students of any race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students to their schools. All seven Lumen Christi Academies do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or disability in the administration of educational and admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.