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Admissions Policy

St. John Bosco High School is a Catholic, all-boys high school whose philosophy and mission is based on the call of the United States Catholic Bishops, "To Teach as Jesus Did." Admission to St. John Bosco High School is open to all boys who have successfully completed the eighth grade in good standing.

Ninth Grade Applicants Must:

  1. Take the placement examination in January/February of the year applying
  2. Submit a transcript of work completed in the seventh and eighth grades
  3. Submit a SJB recommendation form completed by the present principal and eighth grade teacher(s)

Regarding transfer students, St. John Bosco High School has established enrollment policies in concert with the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) under the following conditions:

  1. Accepts students on a space-available basis
  2. Charges tuition for its educational services
  3. Has admissions requirements pertaining to academic standards and behavior

As per the CIF Blue Book, "undue influence is any act, gesture or communication (including accepting material or financial inducement to attend a CIF member school for the purpose of engaging in CIF competition regardless of the source) which is performed personally, or through another, which may be objectively seen as an inducement, or part of a process of inducing a student, or his/her parent or guardian, by or on behalf of, a member school, to enroll in, transfer to, or remain in, a particular school for athletic purposes." Violation of this policy may jeopardize the eligibility of the student.

A student with a learning disability must have the appropriate documentation on file both in his permanent record and in the Guidance Center. The school's curriculum and program of studies does not include special education. All students must take the courses recommended by the school. Special accommodations cannot be made for students with special needs.

St. John Bosco High School admits students of any race, color, racial and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, racial or ethnic origin, administration of its educational policies, admission policies, grant programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. The school adheres to the educational codes of the State of California as they pertain to private school education within this state.