Admissions Update: 4/13/2022

K-8 Applicants: As of 4/13/22, all spots in the following grades have been filled or an OFFER OF ENROLLMENT extended: kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th

We will continue to contact (via email) and schedule testing for K-8 applicants as openings occur on our 2022-2023 class rosters throughout the remainder of the school year/Summer/Fall. Parents, please continue to check your email(s) in the event we make contact. If you have not yet received an email from us, please know your child is still on our APPLICANT list and will be considered in our admission process should an opening come available.

Preschool Applicants: As of 4/13/22, all spots in our preschool have been filled or an OFFER OF ENROLLMENT extended. All remaining applicants will be kept on our APPLICANT list and STA will contact parents should an opening come available at any time throughout the remainder of this school year/Summer/Fall.

NEW APPLICANTS: for those who submit an application after 3/11/2022

STA will continue to accept new applications ($25 application fee will apply), however please know that your child will be placed on our WAITLIST, for consideration after we have exhausted our applicants who applied between 10/1/2021-3/10/2022.

Click here to access our INQUIRY page – Use this link if you have questions and would like a member of our team to contact you. You may also email Mrs. Gorney directly with questions or a tour request:


Click here to access our ONLINE ADMISSIONS page – Use this link if you wish to submit an APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION ($25 application fee). This step must be completed for your child to be considered for admission at St. Therese Academy.



K-8 Admissions Contact:              Preschool Admissions Contact:

Mrs. Darci Gorney                                   Mrs. Melba Jimenez

619-583-6270                                           619-583-1493                     


2022-2023  PreK-8  New Applicant Admission Process

  • We are accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year.  Please complete an ONLINE APPLICATION, via the link above, for each child. There is a $25.00 application fee. This step will add your child(ren) to our APPLICANT list. We will begin contacting prospective families in March 2022.

  • To attend kindergarten at St. Therese Academy, children must be 5 years old on or before September 1st.

  • Mrs. Gorney ( is available to conduct a K-8 school tour and/or answer questions via email/telephone. A K-8 school tour takes approximately one hour. Tour times are either from 8:45-9:45 a.m. or from 1:15-2:15 p.m. If you wish to schedule a tour, please send Mrs. Gorney an email, and share 2-3 possible dates/times. She will try to accommodate your schedule.

  • Mrs. Jimenez ( is available to conduct a preschool tour and/or answer preschool questions via email/telephone. 

  • Please continue to check this page for updates regarding admissions. 


St. Therese Academy Preschool: 

  • We accept children ages 3-5 years old. Children must be 3 years old on or before September 1st, and must be fully potty-trained.

  • Our PK1 program is for children ages 3-4, and our PK2 program is for children ages 4-5.

  • Contact our Preschool Director, Mrs. Melba Jimenez at, with your preschool program questions and/or to schedule a tour of our preschool

  • Visit our preschool web page for more information: St. Therese Academy – Preschool

  • Visit our preschool RESOURCES page for program details:  St. Therese Academy – Preschool Resources (


2022-2023  Current STA Family Re-Registration Process

Re-registration for our current STA families will take place February 15-25, 2022. Parents should have received an email with the steps required to complete re-registration. Please contact Mrs. Gorney if you have questions regarding re-registration


2021-2022 Applicants

  • The 2021-2022 application period is CLOSED. We have full enrollment in all classes and extensive WAITLISTS for 2021-2022. The following Catholic schools are in close proximity and may have openings:  Our Lady of Grace, St. John of the Cross, St. Martin of Tours, Santa Sophia Academy, Holy Trinity, St. Kieran.

  • Prior 2021-2022 applicants will remain on our INTEREST list for the entire 2021-2022 school year. We will refer to this list if an opening comes available throughout the 2021-2022 school year.




The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Diego, mindful of their mission to be witnesses to the love of Christ for all, admit students of any race, color, and national and /or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools. The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Diego do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in the administration of educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Likewise, the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Diego do not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of sex, age, disability, race, color and national and/or ethnic origin.