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 4 items.

  • Application for Junior Kindergarten

    • Junior Kindergarten (JK) is geared toward girls who are at least 4 years old by September 30 of the entering school year.
    • 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 admission process kicks off in September 2023 for the 2024-2025 school year. The priority deadline is January 1, with decisions going out in February 2024. Applications received after the January 1 deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis as space permits.
    • Once you submit an application, the Admissions Office will send you supplemental information in order to complete the application process.
  • Supplemental Forms

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

    • Parent/Guardian Statement 
    • Release Request 
    • Testing Form
  • Testing

    St. Catherine’s requires two assessments as a part of the junior kindergarten application process.

    WPPSI-IV (Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence Fourth Edition)
    The WPPSI-IV is an individually administered assessment that measures cognitive abilities for young children. It is offered by a licensed psychologist at St. Catherine's or through a private source. 

    Readiness Testing
    We will schedule a time for you and your daughter to visit campus to assess her readiness for our School.  Modeled on familiar preschool routines, your daughter will work with one of our Lower School teachers on fun and engaging activities.
  • Admissions Notifications

    First-round admissions notifications will be sent electronically for 2024-2025 enrollment on February 23. 

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