Admissions Process
Our admissions process begins by building a relationship with your family and is designed to help us get to know each girl personally. Our goal is to make the application process as streamlined as possible. The Admissions Team is here to guide you through every step of the way with personalized attention, and we look forward to working with your family!

Admissions decisions are based upon entrance testing, previous and current school records, personal interviews, and the availability of openings. As a convenience to our applicant families, we utilize an electronic notification and enrollment process.

List of 5 items.

  • Application for Grades 1-4

    • Submit an online application and a non-refundable $50 fee.
    • The admission process kicks off in September for the 2024-2025 school year. 
    • Once you submit an application, the Admissions Office will share supplemental information and paperwork to complete the application process.
  • Supplemental Steps & Forms

    As we learn more about your daughter, St. Catherine’s requires supplemental forms and steps as a part of the application process.

    Applicant & Family Steps:

    • Parent/Guardian Statement 
    • Testing Form
    Transcripts and Recommendation Forms:
    • Current Teacher Recommendation
    • Administrative Recommendation
    • Transcripts for two prior years (where applicable)
    • Current year report for Marking Periods 1 and 2 or Trimester 1
    We recommend that all steps and forms be completed by February 1 to be considered as spaces become available.
  • Applicant Visit Day

    Applicant visits, including a grade-level skills assessment, will be scheduled in January and February.
  • Testing

    St. Catherine’s requires the WISC-V (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-V). Applicant families receive a testing form with details regarding this assessment. This test will be individually administered by a licensed psychologist.
  • Admissions Notifications

    Notifications of admissions decisions for grades 1-4 will be made on a rolling-basis beginning in February and will continue 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.

Let's Get Started

The best way to discover what a St. Catherine's education can do for your daughter is to visit us or call us at 804-281-7140. We can't wait to meet you!

    • Private Girls Elementary School: St. Catherine's School
6001 Grove Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23226 | 804-288-2804
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