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 9-12

    • Submit an online application and 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 send you supplemental information in order to complete the application process. 
  • Supplemental Forms & Transcripts

    St. Catherine’s requires supplemental forms and transcripts for each candidate as a part of the application process.

    Applicant & Family Forms:

    • Applicant Statement
    • Parent/Guardian Statement
    • Student Video Submission
    Transcripts and Recommendation Forms:
    • Math Teacher Recommendation
    • English Teacher Recommendation
    • Administrative Recommendation
    • School Transcript Release, transcripts and current year report cards
  • Applicant Visit Days

    As a part of the application process, applicants are invited to join the Upper School for a Visit Day. Details with dates will be provided to applicants throughout the application process.
  • Testing

    Testing is optional. If you would like to submit test scores (SSAT, PSAT, ISSEE) you will have the opportunity to do that through your SaintsNet checklist. For information on how to register for the SSAT visit
  • Admissions Notifications

    First-round admissions notifications will be sent electronically for 2024-2025 enrollment on March 1. 

    Admissions decisions will continue on a rolling basis after this date as space permits.

First Citizens Bank Merit Scholarship

Made possible by the Robert P. Holding Foundation, St. Catherine’s offers one merit scholarship opportunity annually to new students who apply to St. Catherine’s School in grades 9, 10 or 11. A separate scholarship application process is required. The Scholarship Application process will open in November 2023 for 2024-2025 Enrollment consideration. For more information click here or contact Jennifer Cullinan at
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
(c)2021 St. Catherine's School. All rights reserved.