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Admissions Information

SMCES students are curious, active and prepared! We provide rigorous academics and a faith-filled education while catering to the social-emotional needs of our students.

For inquiries or more information, contact the Admissions Team at or  310.451.9801 ext.1210.

As a ministry of the St. Monica Catholic Community, St. Monica Catholic Elementary School (SMCES) welcomes all applicants. However, due to limited class size, registration priority and enrollment consideration is given to registered, active, and participating parish families. All other families are considered based on available class space.

Registration of currently enrolled, returning students in Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade will take place in January. New student applications for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten will begin in the Fall before the year of intended enrollment. New student applications for grades 1-8 will start in the Fall of before the year of intended enrollment and depend on availability. Our admissions policy requires prospective parents to complete and submit the application forms, pay the application fee, submit a current report card and all required health records, submit a baptismal certificate (if applicable), participate in an assessment and meet with the SMCES administration and staff.