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Dear Interested Parent or Student,
Sant Bani offers an outstanding independent school education, made affordable to every family through our unique scholarship program. Financial aid is available to all admitted students and is determined based on each family’s need.
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We provide a quality education within the context of a caring community. A rural location and diverse program that stresses the development of the whole student are assets that have contributed to the steady growth of the school — from six students in 1973 to now over 180 students in kindergarten through Grade twelve.
Admission in First Grade and Kindergarten
The goal for the admission process in First Grade and Kindergarten is to ensure that the child is developmentally ready for school. The staff has found that children who are not six before entering First Grade, or five before entering Kindergarten, benefit by waiting a year. In order to be eligible to apply, a candidate for Kindergarten must have reached his or her 5th birthday by September 15; a candidate for First Grade must have reached his or her 6th birthday by September 15. Each student is given a Gesell assessment in order to help judge readiness. In addition, First Grade candidates visit the Kindergarten class. A recommendation to the parents as to the year of entry and proper placement is made based on developmental readiness assessment, teacher recommendations and the school visit. A visiting day is set up during May for children who have been accepted for the next year’s First Grade and Kindergarten to allow them to meet their teacher and classmates and make the anticipation of entry less anxious.
Financial Aid Awards do not include activity and transportation fees.