2020-21 Admissions Timeline

September 1: Online applications become available. 

September – May: Meet & Greets with the Principal commence. These are a great way to experience life at VCES. We typically provide one day each month where prospective families can visit VCES for an informational meeting with the Principal and take a parent-led tour. For personal tours, contact Michelle Furr, Admissions Coordinator, at vces.admissions@vcs.net, 408-559-4400.

October: Our Fall Open House, Saturday, October 12, is a spectacular way to tour the campus and interact with key teachers and administrators. Click on the Visit Campus link for more information on our Open House.

November: Kindergarten - 5th grade Entrance Assessments scheduled beginning in November for applicants who have satisfactorily completed the full application.

December 14:

  • Families should ensure that the application checklist is complete in order to meet our Priority Consideration Deadline, December 14. The checklist includes recommendations, and grade reports, which must all be submitted by the December 14 Priority Consideration Deadline. 
  • Financial Assistance applications become available in mid-December; families may apply as they await their admissions decision. 

January 15: Kindergarten Acceptances sent to early applicants.

February: Financial Assistance applications are due in early February.

March 6: First through Fifth Grade Acceptances sent to early applicants (applicants prior to December 14). In some cases, applicants will be accepted prior to March 6 if a spot is available.   

April - August: Families may inquire about remaining spots and make application accordingly. Meet and Greets and personal tours continue.


  • Elementary School 1450 Leigh Avenue
  • San Jose, CA 95125 408.559.4400 FAX: 408.559.4022
  • Junior High 100 Skyway Drive, Ste. 130
  • San Jose, CA 95111 408.513.2460 FAX: 408.513.2472
  • High School 100 Skyway Drive, Ste. 110
  • San Jose, CA 95111 408.513.2400 FAX: 408.513.2527
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