Middle School (gr 5-8)

How to Apply

1. Submit an application and non-refundable $50 fee. Once you submit an application, the Admissions Office will mail you supplemental information and paperwork to complete the application process.  You may also print the forms that are listed on this page.  

2. Complete the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children V (WISC V).  Submit the Request for Testing Form with required fee of $115. Tests at St. Catherine's are administered by licensed psychologists on weekday mornings.

3. Schedule and attend a Middle School Visit Day. Applicants will be sent a link to select a day to visit our campus. During each visit day, applicants will participate in a group activity, take an achievement test, tour campus and visit a class. Visit days are offered on the below dates:

  • December 8, 2016
  • December 13, 2016
  • January 5, 2017
  • January 24, 2017
  • January 31, 2017
  • February 7, 2017
4. Personal Interview and Shadow Visit.  St. Catherine's will contact you to schedule interview and shadow visit.  Shadow visits are held December - March.

5. Submit Transcript Release Form. After signing the Transcript Release, give it to an official at the applicant's current school. The registrar should submit the student's transcript directly to the Office of Admissions.

6. Submit Teacher Recommendation Forms.  Give the English Teacher Recommendation and Math Teacher Recommendation forms to the applicant's current teachers. Ask that the forms be completed and returned directly to the Office of Admission. We suggest submitting these forms in the winter so the teachers have plenty of time to get to know your daughter before completing the forms.

7. Submit Parent/Guardian Statement.

8. Submit Applicant Statement

Admissions decisions for grades 5-8 will be made on a rolling basis as space permits. 


St. Catherine's admits qualified students without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the students by the School. 
6001 Grove Avenue | Richmond, Virginia 23226 | (p) 804.288.2804 |  (f) 804.285.8169
Experts in the way girls learn best, St. Catherine’s offers a rigorous liberal arts education, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish (JK- grade 12), JK- grade 12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and 23 AP classes and 33 honors classes. Call us today for a tour 804-288-2804.