ADMISSIONS FAQs

ADMISSIONS FAQs

When are applications available? 

Application packets for the 2017-2018 school year are available beginning August 31, 2016 and are offered throughout the school year.  However, to be on time for the priority assessments given on campus, completed packets must be returned by January 6, 2017

When is the admissions period?

Applications are available August 31, 2016 and the final day to return an application for priority consideration is January 4, 2017 by 3:00 p.m.  It is advised not to wait until the final day to pick up an application.  Applications are obtained by making an appointment to visit the school for a tour, where you will be given a packet and instructions on the process.  Applications may be returned during office hours only:  Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Applications will not be mailed out or faxed.  Applications submitted after the priority deadlines will be part of the 2nd batch of applicants, and the student will be assessed in March.

Do applicants need to be tested?

All applicants must be tested in order to be considered for placement.  An evaluation with Chancy & Bruce, an outside educational resource company, will be set up at the time you return your completed application for ALL incoming students.  The evaluation date for all applicants has been set for January 2017.  A secondary one for late applicants will take place in March.  Please know that the applicants with everything completed by the original due date of January 6, 2017 will be given priority.

Is there an application fee?

Yes, there is a non-refundable application fee of $100.00 per child.  This fee is due when you return your completed application.  Fee includes evaluation and testing.  A completed application and paid fee does not guarantee acceptance into Good Shepherd Catholic School.  An incomplete application packet will not be accepted.

Since Good Shepherd is a catholic school, do you accept persons of other faiths?

Yes, Good Shepherd admits students who qualify for admission regardless of gender, race, cultural or religious background.  However, as a catholic school, Good Shepherd’s first priority is to catholic students who qualify for admission.  To that end, it is a requirement that all students participate in religion classes at school.

Do you accept students or transfer students after the school year begins?

If a space is available and you have gone through the complete application process, consideration may be made but usually within the first month of the new school year.

How much is the tuition?

The current tuition for 2017-18 is $9,250.00 for K-8 and $10,750 for PK3 & TK.  Tuition is divided into 10 or 12 monthly payments.  You also have the option to pay in full.

Does Good Shepherd offer any type of financial aid or tuition assistance?

Limited assistance is available for families who qualify.  Information can be obtained from the Principal, Mrs. Danielle Colvert, by emailing dcolvert@gsbh.net.

What is the class size?

PK3 and Transitional Kindergarten has approximately 18 students, while Kindergarten and grades 1-8 will average of 18-20 students.  (Due to the difficulty of adjustment to a new school with only one year remaining, students are rarely accepted into grade 8.)

What are the school hours?

School hours for PK – 8th are Monday through Thursday 7:50 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  On Fridays, school hours are 7:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where do Good Shepherd graduates attend high school?

The high schools our students attend include: Immaculate Heart, Notre Dame High School, Loyola, Harvard-Westlake, Marymount, St. Monica, Crespi-Carmelite, Bishop Conaty and Marlborough.

Is there a sports program at Good Shepherd?

Yes, we belong to the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). We offer flag football, basketball, cross country, archery, track and field.  You may email our Athletics Director, Mr. Jade Holland for more information on the programs available.  (jholland@gsbh.net)

Do you offer after school care?

Yes, we offer Extended Day Care from dismissal until 5:30 p.m. on school days.  We also offer a myriad of enrichment classes including robotics, theater, art, science, chess and more…arc runs our aftercare program and they can be reached via email (goodshepherdcs@arc-experience.com) or by calling (424) 789-0377.  There is an additional fee for this service.

How can I obtain more information about Good Shepherd Catholic School?

To make an appointment to tour our school and receive an application packet, please email Jamisen Fries, jfries@gsbh.net or leave a message on our admissions line, (310) 275-8601 x1, with your name, contact number, email address, child(ren)’s name(s), child(ren)’s date(s) of birth and the grade(s) you are applying for.  Tours are given Wednesdays by appointment only.