Admission Guidelines

In addition to testing, prospective students are considered for acceptance at St. Dominic School based on the following priorities:

  • Registered and active members of St. Dominic Parish with children already enrolled in the school, including St. Dominic Preschool.
  • Registered and active members of St. Dominic Parish.
  • Siblings of non-Parish families already enrolled in St. Dominic School.
  • Non-Parish Catholics enrolled in St. Dominic Preschool.
  • Non-Catholic families will be accepted if the school has the capacity for additional students.

These priorities are guidelines only. The Pastor and Principal have broad discretionary authority over the application of these guidelines. A student shall be admitted if he/she has a reasonable, well-founded hope of successfully completing the academic program at St. Dominic School. Students will be admitted on a probationary basis, for the duration of one trimester (12 weeks), at which time an assessment will be made as to their academic and behavioral progress. Students entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old on, or before, September 1, 2017. Student transfers into grades 7 – 8 will be determined on a case-by-case basis, with consideration given to students transferring from another Catholic school to St. Dominic's.

Kindergarten readiness and grade-level testing is scheduled for the week of February 15th. With the submission of a completed application, required documentation, and application fee, incoming Kindergartners will receive appointments to be tested one day during the week of testing, and incoming students to Grades 1-8 will be tested February 15, 2017 at 3:30pm. We look forward to the opportunity to support you in providing a quality Catholic education for your child.

Admission information for Preschool is available on the Preschool page.

Please stop by the school office located at 935 East 5th Street in Benicia to pick up an Admission Application Packet, or call (707-745-1266) and one will be mailed to you. You may download the application form from the link at the left and bring the completed form in to the office. A Release and Consent Form along with a Confidential Teacher Report (to be completed by the child’s current teacher) are also required in the application packet. Please be sure to download all documents completely.

St. Dominic School
935 East 5th Street
Benicia,CA 94510
Phone: 707.745.1266
Email: admissions@sdbenicia.org
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