Q: Is St. Jarlath School accredited?
A: St. Jarlath is fully accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA).
Q: Is it true that St. Jarlath School offers before and after school care for its students?
A: We do offer extended care before school from 7:00-7:45am and after school from 3:15-6pm. Our students receive nutritious snacks, tutoring, and homework help.
Q: Do students have to wear a uniform?
A: YES! All St. Jarlath students are required to wear uniforms which are purchased from Bancroft Uniforms in San Leandro.
Q: What high school do most of your students attend?
A: Our students have a 100% acceptance to Bay Area Catholic High Schools. In the past, a majority of our students have been accepted to and attended:
St. Joseph Notre Dame High School, Alameda
Bishop O’Dowd High School, Oakland
St. Elizabeth High School, Oakland
Holy Names High School, Oakland
St. Mary’s College High School, Berkeley
Q: What type of involvement do you have with the Catholic High Schools?
A: We offer High School information visits at our campus each fall. In addition, our teachers are in constant communication regarding placement exams, requirements and prepping our students on how to get through the application process.
Q: What is the student/teacher ratio?
A: Our Student/teacher ratio is 18/1. Small group instruction is a standard practice for our teachers each day.
Q: What does the curriculum include?
A: St. Jarlath School follows the Diocese of Oakland guidelines and Common Core State Standards with additional enhancements.
Q: What kind of technology does St. Jarlath School provide?
A: We currently have MacBook laptops available to students, with wireless access to the Internet around the school campus. In addition, we have 4 mobile carts that house: 16 iPads, 20 iPad Minis, 16 Chrome Books, 10 Mac Books
Q: Do St. Jarlath students receive their sacramental preparation at school?
A: Sacramental preparation is part of our curriculum at St. Jarlath School. Second graders receive the sacrament of First Holy Communion and the sacrament of Reconciliation after preparation during religion classes at school, parent meetings, and retreats.
Q: Are volunteer hours required of parents or students?
A: We do require 30 volunteers hours per school year per family and 15 volunteer hours per school year for a single parent family. There are many opportunities to volunteer. Students in grades 5-8 do have a nominal number of community service hours they need to complete. There are also opportunities for child and parent to complete hours together.