Admissions Procedures

Students are enrolled in Carden Academy based upon the availability of openings for the grade level and upon the student’s ability to benefit from our curriculum, without regard to race, creed, or national origin. Priority is given to re-enrolling students and their siblings.

1. Application

Fill out the application form online.

Applications are processed by order of the date the application is received by the school.

The mailing address is 5200 Dent Ave, San Jose, CA 95118. You may also fax your application to (408) 244-0684, or email your application as a PDF to

The submission of the application form does not constitute acceptance at Carden Academy, nor does it obligate you to enroll your child.

2. Shadowing

Contact the office to schedule a shadow visit, when your child can be at Carden for the entire day. Shadowing visit gives the prospective student an opportunity to experience what it is like to be at Carden. All students are invited to shadow. It is mandatory for students entering grades 4-8.

3. Assessment

When you are offered a spot, arrange an assessment appointment for the student. This assessment is individually administered and is designed by Carden Academy exclusively for our school’s use. The results of this evaluation determine if our school is the best academic placement for your child. A non-refundable $100 Assessment Fee is due at the time of the interview.

4. Registration

A non-refundable deposit of $600 is due 24 hours after acceptance.  If the fees are not received, the spot will be relinquished.