We Believe. We Nurture. We Serve. We Succeed.  

Why Good Shepherd Catholic School?

The community of Good Shepherd Catholic School is committed to integrating elements of Catholic faith into the teaching/learning process.  Recognizing parents as the primary educators of their children, the faculty and staff encourage students to become involved, and responsible, contributing members of the Church and the world. Through Christ-centered instruction and an innovative curriculum, Good Shepherd meets the unique needs of the whole child. In this context, students discover their potential and understand that positive relationships are essential for success in the world. Within this nurturing community, students become creative problem solvers and globally-aware, moral leaders inspired by a love for learning.  

Please download the application form below.

GSCS APPLICATION FORM 2017-2018

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is there a deadline to apply to the school?                                                              

No, GSCS offers rolling admissions. We recommend that you submit your application early to ensure that your child has a place in his or her class.

Must my child(ren) participate in screening process before admittance into the K-8 School Program?        

Yes. GSCS will arrange a convenient time for applicants to be assessed.

Does GSCS offer an After School Program?                                                                    

Yes.  We offer a Student Extended Program (a.k.a. S.E.P.)

What is the makeup of the GSCS student population?                  

GSCS embraces the diversity of our local area in both ethnicity and religious affiliation. In this spirit, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, or any other characteristics.

Does GSCS offer tuition assistance?                                                                               

Yes. GSCS offers need-based tuition assistance. Financial Aid is awarded solely on a family's financial need. FACTS Management applications are available mid-January for the upcoming school year.

GSCS uses a third party (FACTS Managment) to evaluate the need level of each family. Parents can pick up the application at the school office or by clicking this FACTS link (available January 15, 2017). The application and required documentation should be mailed directly to FACTS. For questions or additional information, please contact Kim Mindling, Bookkeeper at 831-476-4000.

Does applying for tuition assistance influence the admission decision?                     

No. GSCS accepts students based on academic merit, teacher evaluations, and screening results. Tuition Assistance Applications are reviewed independently from the admission process.

Can I pay my tuition in installments?                                                                             

Yes. GSCS offers three different payment plans through FACTS Tuition Management: a one-time payment, a two-time payment, or a monthly invoice plan. GSCS also offers a tuition discount to families with multiple children.

Non-Discrimination

Good Shepherd Catholic School Policy of Racial Non-Discrimination

Good Shepherd Catholic School, in the Diocese of Monterey, mindful of its primary mission to be a witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the school.

Good Shepherd Catholic School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age or gender in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

While Good Shepherd Catholic School does not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not be available.

Likewise, Good Shepherd Catholic School does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of gender, age, disability, race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin.

Good Shepherd Catholic School reserves the right to be the sole judge of merit, competence and qualifications, and can favor Catholic applicants and co-workers in all employment decisions, especially in those positions that have direct bearing upon the pastoral activity of the Church.