Admissions Policy

This Parish Elementary School in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, mindful of its mission to be a witness of the love of Christ for all, admits all students regardless of race, color,  or national and/or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school.

The pastor and principal are responsible for determining the admission of students to St. Thomas
More School. The school will strive to have Catholic education accessible to as many students as
possible, both with its educational programs and financial considerations; however, it is understood
that the limited resources of archdiocesan schools may make it impossible to reasonably provide an
appropriate educational environment for students needing additional support.
After completion of the application, interviews, and assessment, a student may be admitted into Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.

Children will be welcomed at St. Thomas More School if they have a record of acceptable behavior and  maintain the academic program of the school. The application process involves an assessment of the child’s academic readiness, a parent orientation with the principal, receipt of all required documents, and a review of the most current report card. New students are considered on probation for the first trimester.


Assurance of parental cooperation and support of the signed contracts are an essential factor in the
acceptance of the students into St. Thomas More School each year. This includes the obligation to
meet tuition payments on schedule and to comply with the policies in the handbook and the policies
related to service hours and fund-raising.

Preference is given to active members of the parish.

The recommended age for Kindergarten is five years of age on or before September 1, per California law. The recommended age for first grade students is six years of age on or before September 1, per California law.

All students must comply with California immunization and health requirements prior to enrollment.