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 process as streamlined as possible while gathering the required information. The Admissions Team is here to guide you through every step of the way with personalized attention. 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 students and teachers have transitioned to distance learning and our staff is working remotely while our campus is physically closed. 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 to complete the application process. 

We do still have a limited number of spaces for the 2020-2021 school year and you can read about the process for applying to each grade below.

List of 5 items.

  • Application for Grades 9-12

    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. The application deadline for first-round consideration is January 31, 2020.
  • Interview and Visit Day

    As a part of the application process, applicants are invited to attend an Upper School Applicant Visit Day. Applicants will be sent a link in order to select a day to visit our campus. Please know that spaces are limited. During each Visit Day, applicants will interview, tour campus, and visit classes. Visit Days are offered on the following dates:
    • November 22, 2019
    • January 10, 2020
    • January 17, 2020
    • January 27, 2020
    • February 3, 2020
    • February 10, 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
    • Applicant Statement
    Transcripts and Recommendation Forms:

    • Math Teacher Recommendation
    • English Teacher Recommendation
    • Administrative Recommendation
    • School Transcript Release
    • Personal Recommendation (Optional)
  • Testing

    St. Catherine's requires applicants to grades 9-12 to complete the SSAT as a part of the Upper School application process. You can register for the SSAT at www.ssat.orgEnter "St. Catherine's School" as a receiving school. Testing dates and locations are listed below:

    - October 19, 2019 at St. Christopher's School
    - November 16, 2019 at Collegiate School
    - December 14, 2019 at St. Catherine's School
    - January 4, 2020 at Collegiate School
    - February 8, 2020 at St. Catherine's School
    - March 7, 2020 at St. Christopher's School
    - April 25, 2020 at St. Christopher's School
    - June 13, 2020 at Collegiate School
  • Admissions Notifications

    First-round admissions notifications were sent electronically for 2020-2021 enrollment on March 6, 2020 at 4:00p.m. 

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

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 October 2019 for 2020-2021 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 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 our physical campus is closed and our students and teachers have transitioned to distance learning and teaching. The Admissions Team is working remotely and can't wait to share the School with you in other ways.