How much does it cost to attend San Juan Diego Catholic High School (SJDCHS)?
The annual tuition cost for a student at SDJ for the 2016-17 school year is $12,100. However each student receives $1,200 in automatic aid and $6,000 is offset through their participation in the Corporate Internship Program. Therefore, the tuition balance is $4,900, or $490 per month over 10 months. San Juan Diego Catholic High School believes in providing all students access to an affordable, quality, Catholic, college-preparatory education. For more information on tuition, click here.
What does the admissions process entail?
First, students must submit a completed application form, student essay, (4) signed recommendation letters, Release of Records form or full academic records from previous school, a copy of his or her birth certificate, Social Security card, and an application fee (subject to change at different deadline dates).
Second, the application process is very competitive and space is limited, so interviews are not granted to every applicant.
Once all application materials are received, determined complete and reviewed by the admissions committee, the admissions director will notify the family as follows: (1) SJDCHS seems a good fit and an interview will be scheduled or (2) SJDCHS does not seem a good fit and the student will not be interviewed.
Third, once the student is accepted, the family must submit a signed Letter of Intent and pay a $350 Tuition Deposit to be officially enrolled. The family may then submit their PSAS Student Aid Application. For more information and forms, click here.
Does SJDCHS offer electives?
Students at SJDCHS graduate with a Distinguished Achievement diploma of 30 credits including Art and Theology classes. This rigor, combined with our Corporate Internship Program, present significant schedule restraints on our students. Thus, our schedule allows a limited number of elective courses. However, all SJDCHS students take Art and Theology as a part of our set curriculum.
What sports are offered?
San Juan Diego students compete under the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) in cross country, volleyball, basketball, soccer (co-ed), track, baseball, and softball. Students may also participate in flag football and cheerleading, which are club sports. For more information on athletics, click here.
What extracurricular activities do you offer?
After school activities are adjusted annually in accordance with student interest. For the most recent list of clubs and organizations, click here.
Is transportation available?
SJDCHS provides morning transportation to school for a fee of $75 per month. Pickup stops are re-evaluated each year. If there are 8 students or more that live in the same general area, a morning stop can be created. There is currently a SJDCHS morning pickup at the Capital Metro Park-and-Ride at N. Lamar and 183, Sacred Heart Parish, and Santa Cruz Parish.
Presently, SJDCHS does not provide afternoon transportation.
SJDCHS also transports students to and from work every day.
A list of bus routes is available here.
Are San Juan Diego students required to wear uniforms?
Yes. All Catholic schools in the Diocese of Austin have adopted uniforms starting with the 2012-2013 academic year. For more information on the dress code, click here.
What are Shadow Visits, and how do I schedule one?
A good way for prospective students to experience what San Juan Diego is all about is to participate in a Shadow Visit. During a Shadow Visit, prospective students will join the San Juan Diego students for class and see the school in action! They will have the opportunity to ask questions of both faculty and students, and to experience what it's truly like to be a San Juan Diego student. For more information on shadow visits, click here.