Admissions FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to attend St. Albans? The Admissions Associated Costs page outlines our tuition and fees for the current year.

What are your school hours? The classroom doors open at 8:00 a.m. class instruction starts at 8:15 a.m. Pre-kindergarten is 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Our kindergarten class hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. for the first semester. The second semester goes until 1:30 p.m. First grade is from 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. for the first two weeks of the school year. From the third week of school on, first grade will be excused at 3:00 p.m. Second grade through eighth grade school hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Extended Day Care is available between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. for St. Albans students. ($6.50 per hour, billed monthly)

The first Friday of every month is an early dismissal at 1:30 p.m. for grades first through eighth grade. It is also a free dress day.

How do I enroll in your school? St. Albans Country Day School adheres to a non-discrimination policy, and the school will not reject the application of any student based on sex, race, creed, color, religion, nationality, or ethnic origin. Parents of applicants are asked to fill out a wait list application form and pay a non-refundable $30 fee for the wait list as an act of good faith.  Prospective students are asked to visit class for a day and to complete the basic battery of the Stanford 10 Achievement Test. If admissions criteria are met, the student will be accepted. For further questions please contact the Registrar, Ms. Mindy Sakoi via email or call (916) 782-3557.

How do I enroll in your pre-kindergarten class? Prekindergarten applicants must be at least FOUR YEARS OLD by September 1 of the year applying to be admitted to the pre-k program. It is the school’s position that children need to have reached a maturity level that reflects the social skills and attentiveness, which this program requires. Pre-k applicants and parents will be asked to visit the pre-k class and meet with the teacher in February. Prospective pre-k students are not formally tested, but they will be evaluated by the pre-k teachers. The decision to admit a student to the pre-k program rests with the prekindergarten teachers and the Head of School.

What immunizations are required for school entry? For unconditional first admission to school in California, documentary evidence that a student has been properly immunized must be presented to the school. Adequate immunization is considered to be four doses of polio, five doses of diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus (DPT), two vaccines for measles, rubella and mumps (MMR), three hepatitis B shots and two vaccines for chickenpox. 7th-8th admission will also require the initial doses with the Tdap. Please contact the school Secretary for more details on immunization requirements. Your child may be exempted from immunizations by a doctor because of a medical condition. Medical exemptions issued using the California Immunization Registry-Medical Exemption website (CAIR-ME) are the only medical exemptions schools and prekindergarten facilities can accept from students entering a new grade span in 2021 and beyond. Medical exemptions issued starting January 1, 2021 are subject to CDPH review and may be revoked. Schools and pre-kindergarten facilities will be notified of permanently revoked medical exemptions. All health forms and immunization records are kept by the school office.

Where can I purchase uniforms? Uniforms can be purchased from Dennis Uniform. You can order directly from the Dennis Uniform website,, our school code is UASSTA. Please refer to our complete via this link, dress uniform requirements. We also have a brochure available in the office. There is also a gently used uniform sale in the fall before school starts, refer to the calendar for specific information.