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 availability of openings. As a convenience to our applicant families, we utilize an electronic notification and enrollment process.

We thrive on relationships and love meeting prospective students and families in person, but the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for physical distancing requires us to approach the admissions process differently this year.  While St. Catherine's is open with on-campus teaching and learning, the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is paramount. We are excited to share the school with prospective families and will be able to host visitors on campus on a limited basis. We will offer abbreviated campus previews and virtual info sessions for all grade levels. 

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2022. While the application process will be different than it has been in the past, now is the perfect time to submit an application.


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  • Application for Grades 1-4

    • Submit an online application and non-refundable $50 fee.
    • Once you submit an application, the Admissions Office will send you 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
    • Getting to Know Video (optional)
    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, 2022, to be considered as spaces become available.
  • Applicant Visit Day

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to host applicants on campus at this time.
  • 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 2022 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.

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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!

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