Registration, Tuition & Financial Aid

Welcome, prospective famalies! At Nazareth School, we provide an academic approach to education in a positive and nurturing environment that fosters creativity, character, and a lifelong love of learning in each child. We welcome students and families of all faiths and value our diverse community.

Let’s Get Acquainted

 We’re excited to introduce you to our exceptional school. Let’s get the process started! Please complete our prospective family contact information form, and a member of our office staff will be in touch shortly.

Prospective Family Contact Info

Schedule a Private Tour

We welcome you to come and see for yourself our tranquil campus and all that Nazareth School has to offer. Give us a call at (619) 641-7987 to schedule a private tour with the principal. We look forward to meeting you!

Participate in a Shadow Day

Students may enjoy an on campus visit to experience the Nazareth school day. Your child will shadow a student in the same grade for an entire day, allowing for a glimpse into a student’s life while learning the Nazareth Way.

As an additional benefit, a shadow day helps candidates become familiar with teachers and their future classmates. If this opportunity interests you, schedule a day visit during your interview with the principal.

Registration

We’re thrilled to welcome new and returning students. Registration requirements include:

  • Copy of child’s birth certificate
  • Copy of baptism and First Communion certificates (if Catholic)
  • Copy of immunization record
  • Guardianship/Custody documents (if applicable)
  • Recommendations and scores of any IEPs or special testing (if applicable)

Kindergarten Registration

We determine admission to kindergarten by two factors:

  • Children must be five years of age by September 1 of the academic year for which they seek admission.
  • Children must demonstrate developmental readiness; this is determined through the school’s readiness screening process.

A child who is six years of age by the start of the academic year for which he/she seeks admission, and who is deemed developmentally ready (determined by the results of readiness screening) may be admitted to first grade.

Immunizations

The state of California requires that all students receive immunizations unless exempted for religious or medical reasons. Nazareth School adheres to this law to safeguard the school community from the spread of certain diseases and requires a current copy of your child’s immunization record on file.

Tuition

Choosing a private Catholic education entails an expense, but the advantages of a Nazareth School education are well worth the cost. Nazareth School is committed to affordable education, and  we offer a variety of payment plans and family discounts. 

We use the FACTS Tuition Management Service, a convenient service through which families pay costs via an automatic monthly bank payment.

Scholarships & Financial Assistance

The Sisters of Nazareth provide tuition assistance for qualified families. Nazareth School utilizes FACTS Grant & Aid for tuition assistance in order to determine eligibility. This is a financial needs-based program overseen by the Nazareth School Tuition Committee. The application deadline is April 30 and you may apply online at FACTS Grant and Aid. We also encourage parents to contact their parishes for school tuition assistance programs.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Nazareth School of San Diego, Inc., located in the Diocese of San Diego, mindful of its mission to be a witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools in the diocese. Nazareth School of San Diego, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex, or disability in the administration of educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic, and other school-administered programs. Likewise, Nazareth School of San Diego, Inc. does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of sex, handicap, race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin.

This policy is consistent with those of the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Diego.

Revised: 10/2020