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; 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 currently accepting applications for Fall 2021. 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 9-12

    Submit an online application and non-refundable $50 fee. Once you submit an application, the Admissions Office will send you supplemental information in order to complete the application process. The application deadline for first-round consideration is January 31, 2021.
  • 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
    Transcripts and Recommendation Forms:
    • Math Teacher Recommendation
    • English Teacher Recommendation
    • Administrative Recommendation
    • School Transcript Release, transcripts and current year report cards
    • Personal Recommendation (Optional)
  • Interview

    Each applicant is asked to schedule a virtual interview.  These meetings are scheduled through the application portal in SaintsNet.
  • Testing

    In response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, St. Catherine's is not requiring the SSAT as a part of the application process this year. Applicants to grades 9-12 can complete the SSAT as a part of the Upper School application process.  Registration is completed through SSAT.  There are two options to take the SSAT: The SSAT at Home or at a Prometric Test Center.  Both tests are computer-based.

    The SSAT at Home is offered in a remote-proctoring, online environment that is secure, browser-based, and monitored by artificial intelligence tools.  Test accommodations will also be available for students needing this option.  Students can take this test 5 times per testing season. 

    The Prometric Test must be scheduled through SSAT at one of their approved Prometric Test Centers.  Test accommodations will also be available for students needing this option.  Students can take this test 2 times per testing season.
  • Virtual Class Observation(s)

    Applicants are invited for optional virtual class observation(s). While not required, this provides each applicant the opportunity to observe our academic program during these unusual times. Details with dates will be provided to applicants throughout the application process.
  • Admissions Notifications

    First-round admissions notifications will be sent electronically for 2021-2022 enrollment on March 5, 2021 at 4:00p.m. 

    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 October 2020 for 2021-2022 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.

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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 2021-2022 school year.