Upper School (gr 9-12)

How to Apply

1. Submit an application and non-refundable $50 fee.

2. Supplemental Forms, Personal Interview and Shadow Visit.  Upon receipt of application, St. Catherine's will mail you a packet of supplemental forms that are required as a part of the application process as well as contact you to schedule the interview and shadow visit. Interviews and visits are scheduled from December to February.

3. Register for the SSAT at www.ssat.org
The school code for St. Catherine's is 6370.
  • October 15, 2016 - St. Christopher's     
  • November 12, 2016 - Collegiate
  • December 10, 2016 - Collegiate
  • January 7, 2017 - St. Christopher's
  • February 11, 2017 - St. Catherine's
  • April 22, 2017 - St. Christopher's
  • June 10, 2017 - Collegiate
4. 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 Admission.

5. 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 Admissions.  We suggest submitting these forms in the winter so that the teachers have plenty of time to get to know your daughter before completing the forms.

6. Submit Personal Recommendation Form (optional).

7. Submit Applicant Statement.

8. Submit Parent/Guardian Statement.


Notification of Upper School admissions decisions will be sent electronically on March 18, 2017. Admissions decisions will continue on a rolling-basis after this date 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.