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 know that the COVID-19 pandemic is serious and disrupting everyday life as we all know it.  We thrive on relationships and love meeting prospective students and families in person. St. Catherine's will open with on campus teaching and learning for the Fall 2020. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is paramount; therefore we are unable to welcome visitors to campus.  Since we can't meet in person, we are committed to meeting you virtually and assure you that we are here to partner with you.

We are no longer taking applications for the 2020-2021 school, however, we are accepting applications for Fall 2021. While the process will be different than it has been in the past, now is the perfect time to go ahead and submit an application.  We will be in touch with further details about the steps in the application process as things are determined.

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  • Application for Grades 5-8

    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. It is best to apply in October or November 2019 for entry in Fall 2020.  The deadline to submit the application for first round consideration is January 20, 2020.
  • Supplemental Forms

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

    Family Forms:

    • Parent/Guardian Statement
    • Testing Form
    • Applicant Statement (applicant will complete this form during the Visit Day)
    Transcripts and Recommendation Forms:

    • Math Teacher Recommendation
    • English Teacher Recommendation
    • Administrative Recommendation
    • School Transcript Release
    All forms must be submitted by February 15, 2020 for first round consideration. 
  • Applicant Visit Day

    As a part of the application process, applicants are invited to attend a Middle School Applicant Visit Day. Families 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 for applicants to grades 5-8 are offered on the following dates:

    • December 12, 2019
    • January 14, 2020
    • January 28, 2020
    • February 6, 2020
    • February 11, 2020
    • February 20, 2020
  • Testing

    St. Catherine’s requires two assessments as a part of the Middle School application process:

    • WISC-V (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-V): You’ll receive a testing form regarding this assessment. This test will be individually administered by a licensed educational psychologist at St. Catherine’s School on weekday mornings. There is a $115 fee for this assessment.
    • Grade Level Skills Assessment: St. Catherine's requires a grade level skills assessment as part of the admissions process. This assessment requires no fee and will be completed during the applicant visit day.
  • Admissions Notifications

    Notification of admissions decisions for grades 5-8 will be made on a rolling basis beginning in February 2020 and continuing 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 get started is to come to St. Catherine’s for a campus tour, catch a glimpse of School life, meet our teachers and see teaching and learning up close. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to have visitors on campus.  The Admissions Team is working remotely and can't wait to share the School with you in other ways.