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 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 2021 for entry in Fall 2022.
  • 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.

    Grades 5 and 6

    Applicant & Family Steps
    :
    • Parent/Guardian Statement 
    • Testing Form
    • Applicant Statement
    • Student Video Submission
    Transcripts and Recommendation Forms:
    • Current Teacher Recommendation
    • Administrative Recommendation
    • Transcripts for two prior years
    • Current year report for Marking Periods 1 and 2 or Trimester 

    Grades 7 & 8

    Applicant & Family Steps
    :
    • Parent/Guardian Statement
    • Applicant Statement
    • Student Video Submission
    Transcripts and Recommendation Forms:

    • Current Math Teacher Recommendation
    • Current English Teacher Recommendation
    • Administrative Recommendation
    • Transcripts for two prior years
    • Current year report for Marking Periods 1 and 2 or Trimester
    In order to meet the priority deadline to be considered for first-round decisions, we recommend that all steps and forms be completed by February 1, 2022.
  • Applicant Visit Days

    As a part of the application process, applicants are invited to join the Middle School for a Visit Day. Due to COVID-19, we are evaluating options for these visits. Details with dates will be provided to applicants throughout the application process.
  • Testing

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

    Grades 5-6

    • WISC-V (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-V): You’ll receive a testing form regarding this assessment. This test is administered individually administered by a licensed psychologist. 
    Grades 7-8
    • SSAT: A standardized assessment focused on verbal, math and reading skills. Learn more about the assessment here.
  • Admissions Notifications

    Notification of admissions decisions for Grades 5-8 will begin on March 1, 2022 and will continue 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.


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Let's Get Started

Visit our new Virtual Admissions Center and schedule a call or virtual chat with a member of our Admissions team. We can't wait to meet you and learn more about your amazing daughter. We are accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year.
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