Carden Day School of San Jose is an exceptional school, committed to being a vital part of our community.
We are pleased to introduce you to our unique and highly successful program for children, Preschool through
Our challenging academics and rich fine arts program, develop character, self-confidence, creativity, and
communication skills for children to carry them throughout their lives. Inspired by Mae Carden, our
distinguished faculty and staff, our talented students, and our committed parents, share the joy of teaching
and learning. We welcome the opportunity to share this joy with your family.
Thank you for your interest in the Carden Day School of San Jose. We want to make admission to Carden Day School as expedient as possible and are happy to walk you through any part of the process. Here is an outline of the steps involved.
Join a member of our administration for a tour of our school and see what we have to offer. We will answer your questions and give you a peek inside our classrooms. We want you to fully discover our special and unique program.
Completion of an application for evaluation
Upon receipt of the application form included in this folder and appropriate fee, we will call you to schedule an evaluation date.
The evaluation is a time for us to get to know your child and his or her abilities. It will help assure optimal grade placement of a pupil.
Candidates for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade will participate in regular classroom activities for one school day in their current grade level and be evaluated by the respective grade teacher.
Evaluation Review Meeting and Registration
You will meet with the administration to review your child’s evaluation. After a successful evaluation, you will receive a formal letter of acceptance along with registration papers and additional information.
All new students entering Kindergarten through 8th grade are required to attend our academic summer school program (two weeks in August).