Apply to St. Nicholas Today!


We are thrilled that you are applying to St. Nicholas School!  If you are submitting applications for multiple children, please note that you will need to submit an application for each one separately.


Once you have submitted your application, St. Nicholas School will contact you to confirm your application and schedule your Kindergarten Readiness Observation or Admissions Evaluation and Shadow Day (as needed).


Step 1. Visit St. Nicholas  School

Come to an Open House or contact us to schedule a tour! Prospective families are welcome to join us for a school tour and conversation about our curriculum and our school.

Step 2. Apply to St. Nicholas School 

Click on the application link to access the online application for 2020-2021.    

  • You will be directed to a site entitled Diocese of San Jose.  

  • Once on that page, you will then need to hit the button "Create Account."  From there you will create a family account (see sample image below).

  • Once your family account is complete, you will be able to add your student(s), and develop each student's individual application profile (see sample image below).


"Create An Account" page

"Add Student" to begin your student's application

Step 3. Submit Required Documents to St. Nicholas School

  • Pay the $100 non-refundable application fee 

  • Most recent report card/progress report (Grades 1-8)

  • Recent color photo

  • Sacramental records (Baptismal certificate, etc) if applicable 

  • Birth Certificate

  • Health record signed by physician/health examiner. (May be submitted prior to 1st day of school)

  • Recommendation from preschool teacher or grade school teacher: Kindergarten  Form • Grades 1-8  Form

  • Child participates in Kinder Readiness Observation (entering Kinder) or Admissions Evaluation (1st-8th grade)

  • For 1st-8th grade, child participates in a Shadow Day, where your child comes to school and spends the day in the classroom.

  • For 1st-8th grade, please fill out an Information Release Form:  Information Release Form 

Step 4. Application Screening and Shadow Days

All prospective students are screened for academic and social readiness. Our screening process is designed to ensure that your child is ready to succeed at St. Nicholas School. There are sessions scheduled for screening all our applicants.


Step 5. Admissions Acceptance

After the results of the screening assessment are evaluated, you will receive a letter from the school informing you know if your child has been accepted. Based on the number of applicants and on available seats, some applicants may receive wait list letters. The school office can fully explain the screening process and answer any questions you might have.



Follow the instructions in your Acceptance Letter and submit your non-refundable Registration Fee.


New Family Orientation

St. Nicholas holds a New Family Orientation each May.  

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St. Nicholas School

The Catholic School of St.Nicholas and St William Catholic Parish

12816 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 (near Interstate 280 & Foothill Expy)

Special thanks to Carla Razura-Duharte for the photographs. See her photos here.

Read the DSJ Standards for all School Workers Regarding Interaction with Youth here.

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