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 Kindergarten

    • Kindergarten is geared toward those girls who are 5 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.
  • 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
    • Testing Form
    • Release Request 
  • Testing

    St. Catherine’s requires two assessments as a part of the 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 2022-2023 enrollment on February 18, 2022 at 3 p.m.

    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.


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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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