Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What type of tuition support does POMONA CATHOLIC offer students?
A: POMONA CATHOLIC students receive tuition support from a variety of resources. Students who qualify apply yearly for the Catholic Education Foundation scholarships. Applications will be available in November for new applicants. You must apply through your elementary school cycle (October) if you are a renewal applicant. POMONA CATHOLIC will work with each family individually if there is a request for need based assistance.
Q: Does POMONA CATHOLIC accept transfer students?
A: Yes, POMONA CATHOLIC does accept transfer students based on their previous school’s academic, disciplinary and behavioral records. Once the prospective student submits his/her application and requested documents an admissions interview is scheduled.
Q: What happens at the admission interview?
A: The prospective student and parent(s) are interviewed by a member of the admissions committee and asked a series of questions pertaining to the student’s reasons for wanting to attend POMONA CATHOLIC and his/her impending middle/high school and post middle/high school goals. POMONA CATHOLIC feels that it is important to get to know the student and parents in person, in addition to their application.
Q: Can I take the HSPT at another Catholic high school and send the results to POMONA CATHOLIC SCHOOL?
A: Yes, you may take the HSPT exam at another high school and use those results to satisfy the HSPT requirement. However, you must ask the high school you take the exam with to send us a copy of your results directly.
Q: Is there an application deadline?
A: At POMONA CATHOLIC, we accept applications year round. We encourage all families to follow the general admissions timeline so that we may send all the admissions decisions by the first Friday of March. Applying after March will not hurt your application. However, if you will be applying for tuition support, it is better to apply sooner than later.
Q: Does POMONA CATHOLIC accept CEF awards?
A: Yes, if you have received an award from the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF), we will apply the amount to our base tuition plan. The high school award from CEF is $2000.00 and the SOS award from CEF is $2500.00. If you already receive CEF at the grammar school level, please make sure to renew your application during the month of October with your grammar school. If you miss the October deadline, you may still apply during the high school cycle in January.
Q: Does POMONA CATHOLIC offer transportation to and from school?
A: No, we do not currently offer transportation via bus or van to and from school. However, we can refer you to current parents who are interested in carpooling.