Admissions and Attendance


  • Preferences shall be given to active members of the parish.
  • Under Archdiocesan guidelines for financial considerations, the optimum number of students per classroom is 35.
  • The required age for pre-kindergarten students is 4 years of age on or before September 1.
  • The required age for kindergarten students is 5 years of age on or before September 1.
  • The required age for first grade students is 6 years of age on or before September 1.
  • All students must comply with current California immunization and health requirements prior to enrollment.
  • The parish school will strive to have Catholic education accessible to as many students as possible, both with its educational programs and financial considerations; however, it may have insufficient resources to meet the educational and financial needs of all students.
  • The pastor and principal will review a student's continued eligibility for enrollment in the parish school.

ADMISSIONS POLICY As a Catholic religious-oriented school founded for Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church/Parish, we give preference to members of Holy Name of Mary Parish and to members of other Catholic parishes. Once our Catholic applicants have been served, we welcome students of other religions.

Holy Name of Mary School is not geared to accommodate students who demonstrate severe grade level deficiencies or behavioral problems.

We do all in our power to recommend and/or schedule specialized testing where academic deficiencies may be caused by specific learning disabilities and will assist in referrals for alternate school placement where necessary.

To ensure proper grade placement, new students entering Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Grade 1 are administered a Readiness and Maturity Screening Test. Students in Grades 2-8 are administered an achievement battery composed of tests in several subject areas.


Acceptance to Holy Name of Mary School
Preschool-8th grade acceptance is based on the following criteria:
  1. See Criteria #1 for Preschool Threes, Pre-K and Kindergarten, and 1st -8th grades found below
  2. Children whose parents are registered parishioners at HNM Parish, actively involved, and have a currently enrolled child at HNM School, or a child who graduated from HNM School, or the parent is an HNM alumni.
  3. Children whose parents are registered parishioners at HNM Parish and actively involved.
  4. Children whose siblings attend HNM School.
  5. Children of new parishioners to HNM who have been actively involved in their former parish.
  6. Children whose parents are actively involved in another parish.
  7. Children of non-active parents. 
Preschool Threes Acceptance:
  1. Application screening results to determine best placement to program resources
Pre-K and Kindergarten Acceptance:
  1. Screening results showing readiness for our program 
1st – 8th Grades Acceptance:
  1. Application screening and test results 
Contact us
124 S. San Dimas Canyon Road
San Dimas, CA 91773

School Phone: (909) 542-0449
Fax Number: (909) 592-3884
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