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Welcome and thank you for your interest in St. Joachim School
St. Joachim is a Catholic School rooted in the message of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Catholic Church, but we welcome students of all faiths and backgrounds who desire a faith-based education. St. Joachim School serves students in preschool (3-4 year old program) through 8th grade.
Class sizes vary, but have a maximum enrollment of 36 students. In Kindergarten through 2nd grade, there is a full time aide and an additional aide for reading instruction, which allows the teacher to work with students in a 6:1 ratio each day. In grades 6-8, there is leveled math instruction in half-class groups.
The application process for the upcoming school year officially begins in January, however, a family can come in at any time and request an application or download one online. Applications for St. Joachim School are accepted all year long. Admission for students who need to transfer during the middle of the school year is considered on an individual basis and dependent of space in the class.
If you are interested in applying to St. Joachim, please download the information from this site and come into the school for a visit to see the school in action. For additional information, you can contact the school office at (510) 783-3177. We hope to see you soon!
Once a completed application is received, students will be scheduled for testing with a classroom teacher. You can expect an admissions decision to be made within a few weeks. Even if there is not currently room in the grade for which your child is applying, you can still complete the process and your child will be placed on a waiting list.