Admissions Procedures

We believe that a well-rounded educational program includes spiritual, academic, physical, cultural, aesthetical, social and personal development.

In our learning program:

  • Religious values are an integral part of the entire curriculum. Curriculum standards are aligned with the State and Diocesan requirements.
  • Parent-teacher understanding and cooperation are essential and encouraged.
  • Instruction is designed to support children to achieve and to prepare them for success.
  • Student Support is provided for students who meet qualifying needs individually or in groups, structured or unstructured.
  • Student assessment is an on-going element of the curriculum. Many assessment forms are used to mark student growth.
  • Faculty participates in ongoing professional development by attending workshops, seminars, university level classes, professional meetings, and theology courses.


Admission Procedure

La Purísima Catholic School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students in this school.

La Purísima Catholic School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, handicap, color, and national origin in the administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Likewise, La Purísima Catholic School does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of sex, handicap, race, color and national origin.

Priority is given to children of registered members of La Purísima Parish, and registered members of any other Catholic parish in Orange County. Non-Catholics will be accepted if the school possesses capacity for additional students.

Students applying for admission may be screened for readiness prior to admission. The results of the screening will aid in determining placement/acceptance.

Any requirements for special needs to assist the students’ learning will be discussed and reviewed to determine whether La Purísima Catholic School has the facilities and expertise to provide the needed special assistance.

Priority Listing for Acceptance

Children will be admitted to La Purísima Catholic School in the following order:

  1. Children of parish families currently enrolled in La Purísima Catholic School.
  2. Siblings of current families enrolled in the school.
  3. Children of active parish families.
  4. Catholic school transfers.
  5. Non-Catholics.


  1. All new students, kindergarten through seventh grade, are assessed and interviewed before acceptance.
  2. Preschool students must be three years of age by September 1st and must be completely potty trained.
  3. Transitional Kindergarten students must be four years of age by September 1st.
  4. Kindergarten students must be five years of age by September 1 st.
  5. First grade students must be six years of age by September 1 st.
  6. Parents must submit 2 years of report cards and 2 years of standardized test scores for admission. (when appropriate)
  7. All forms and fees received at registration must be completed, signed and on-file in the school office before admission is final; this applies to preschool children as well. Registration fees are non-refundable.
  8. Immunization records must be complete and up to date according to California State Laws or the student will not be permitted to enter school.
  9. A physical examination report on file is mandatory for all incoming preschool and first grade students. All preschool immunizations and physicians’ reports must be on file before the first day of school. No exceptions.
  10. Parents obligate themselves to offer service to the school in terms of stewardship (time, talent, and treasure).
  11. Parents agree to actively support the spiritual, academic, and financial standards of the school and parish.
  12. All students are on academic and behavior probation for the first year of attendance.