FAQs

Are St. Genevieve Schools fully accredited?

St. Genevieve Elementary (including Middle School) and High School are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) and the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA). The school is a Roman Catholic Parish School, operating under the guidelines of the Department of Catholic Schools within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

How can I afford a Catholic School?

Educating your child in a private school is a choice and does require you to prioritize your child’s future in your finances. The education of your child at St. Genevieve should be considered an investment. You are investing in a better future for your child and providing them with a safe and challenging learning environment.

St. Genevieve offers financial assistance to families/students who qualify. Please refer to the Financial Assistance page of our website to confirm if you meet the qualifications. You may also contact our admissions office at (818) 894-6417 for more information.

When circumstances arise (as they sometimes do), St. Genevieve strives to work with all families to ensure each and every child has the gift of a Catholic education.

How do I become a Valiant?

Taking the next steps to become a member of the Valiant community is an exciting one. Simple step-by- step instructions can be found on our Application Process page.

Is the admissions process any different if my child attended elementary school at St. Genevieve?

Yes, therefore we recommend all St. Genevieve 8th parents attend the Fall 8th grade parent meeting.

Do I need to pre-register for the High School Placement Test?

Yes, contact our Admissions Office at (818) 894-6417 for further information. The testing and application fee is $100. Please contact Juan Jasso, Admissions Director x 103 or Bridgette Garcia, Admissions Associate x 119.

I have to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at St. Genevieve?

No, but your application fee covers the cost of the exam taken at St. Genevieve. Our preference is that you take the HSPT at St. Genevieve. Also, we need you to fill out our Entrance Exam application so we know where to request test scores from.

Does St. Genevieve offer a HSPT Prep Course?

Yes, we offer a one (1) week comprehensive course for HSPT preparation. The course begins the first Saturday of January.

What if I can’t make it the day of the examination?

If you are ill, or have an unexpected emergency, have a parent or guardian call our Admissions Office at (818) 894-6417, ext. 119. You will be given information about how to take a make-up exam.

Can I have my scores sent to another school?

Sure. We will be happy to forward your test scores to another Catholic high school.

Is the personal interview important?

Yes. The interview is a crucial part of the application process. It gives us a chance to meet you and find out your interests. If you have not yet scheduled an interview, please contact the Admissions Office at (818) 894-6417, ext. 119.

Who is involved in the interview process?

For 9th grade applicants, the interviews are usually held with just the prospective student and one or two members of the Admissions Committee. For transfer students, the interview is held with a panel of faculty members and administrators who will be working with the student in the transition.

When are acceptance letters mailed?

Acceptance letters will be mailed the first week of March for 9th grade applicants in the graduating Class of 2025.

Are students ever admitted conditionally?

Some students may be admitted conditionally. All conditions for acceptance (i.e. attending summer school or earning good grades over a period of time) must be met before the student is fully accepted.

Who can I talk to if I have questions?

Our Admissions Department is always ready to answer your questions. Give us a call at (818) 894-6417, ext. 103 and we will do our best to assist you. If you’d like to stop by in person — that’s okay, too — our office staff and admissions team is here to provide you with the answers you need.

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