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.
 

List of 5 items.

  • 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 and paperwork 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
    • Request for Testing 
    • Release Request 
  • Discovery Day

    Applicants and their parent(s) are invited to attend Discovery Day on December 7, 2018. We will host a fun session for your daughter to become comfortable in our classrooms before she returns to campus for Readiness Testing on January 5, 2019 (snow date: January 12, 2019). Session times vary and will be shared with families directly by the Admissions Office.
  • 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): You’ll receive a testing form regarding this assessment. This test will be individually administered by a licensed educational psychologist at St. Catherine’s School on weekday mornings. There is a $115 fee for this assessment.
    • 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 school routines, your daughter will interact one on one with our Lower School teachers and with other girls in group play. There is no fee for this assessment.
  • Admissions Notifications

    Admissions notifications will be sent electronically for 2019-2020 enrollment in February 2019 (date TBA). Admissions decisions will continue on a rolling-basis after this date as space permits.
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. Call St. Catherine's School at 804-281-7140 or click here to schedule your personal tour.