• Thank you for your interest in St. Charles School!

    St. Charles is a K-8, coed, Roman Catholic parochial school located in San Carlos, California.

    As the educational program of St. Charles Church, we are honored to serve families in St. Charles Parish and the surrounding community with our love of life-long learning, dedication to faith formation through the Gospel, and drive for academic excellence.

    As part of the San Francisco Archdiocesan school system, St. Charles School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin.  The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, ethnic origin or disabilities in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic, or other school administered programs.


    • Children of St. Charles Parish families
    • Children of neighboring parish families
    • Children of non-Catholic families

    Within the context of the guidelines enumerated above, siblings of children enrolled at St. Charles will be given appropriate consideration.  Consideration is given to the child’s academic and personal development as indicated by tests, personal interviews, and recommendations from preschool.  Enrollment is limited to 36 students per class. Vacancies are filled according to the listed criteria. Those students who meet the criteria for acceptance, but for whom we have no available space, will be placed on the waiting list.

     “Parish Family” is defined as one with at least one parent who is Catholic; the family is formally registered in the Parish, regularly participates in liturgical worship with the parish community, and contributes regularly to the support of the parish (not merely financial but also support of parish ministries). All other persons or families are considered, for the purpose of school registration, to be “out-of-parish."  If further clarification of “in-parish” or “out of parish” is needed, questions would be referred to the Pastor.