Admissions Process | Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School

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Admissions Process

We are thrilled about your interest in Saint Joseph Notre Dame!

Admissions Timeline

See below to learn more about each step.

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Register for the High School Placement Test Prep Course

November 3, 2018

Take advantage of a High School Placement Test Prep Course taught by SJND instructors. The SJND HSPT Prep Course is designed to familiarize 7th and 8th grade students with the format and focus of the HSPT. SJND is committed to offering a high-quality course that helps students with both test-taking strategies and the test subjects.

Register for the High School Placement Test

All students must register for the High School Placement Test.  The HSPT results determine which classes students will be placed in for high school, and may place them in consideration for scholarships. 
You may take the test at any Diocesan high school where you have filed an application and have the option of sending your results to up to three different schools.

Submit Your Application Online

Early Bird Application Deadline (reduced application fee): Friday, December 7, 2018
Final Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Applications are submitted electronically. A $50 (early application by December 7) or $80 (application by January 8) application fee can be submitted online using a credit card during the application process.

Freshman applicants to Saint Joseph Notre Dame may also be considered for one of several Presidential Scholarships offered each year. These scholarships award $12,000 over the course of four years ($3,000 per annual award) to students who demonstrate strong character and extraordinary academic promise through their grades and HSPT scores. Students who qualify for the Presidential Scholarship will be invited to apply in February.

Take the High School Placement Test

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Incoming freshman students who want to attend Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). To take the HSPT, you are required to have applied to SJND and registered online. The HSPT is from 8:15 am to12:30 pm. You do not need to bring anything with you. SJND will provide all necessary materials for testing, and lunch is included!

Family Admissions Interviews

January 22-26, 2019

Admissions interviews are held in January for the upcoming academic year and are a required part of the admissions process for incoming freshman students. The interview gives SJND faculty and administrators a chance to learn more about you and your parents and allows all of you to ask us questions as well. The interviews last approximately 15 to 20 minutes. The Admissions Office contacts families with a date for the interview. Transfer students may also be asked to come in for a family interview.

Submit Recommendation and Transcript Forms

Friday, February 1, 2019

All prospective students are required to submit a completed teacher and principal/counselor recommendation form, standardized test scores and a transcript from their current school. 
The forms should be given to current school administrators and teachers when you submit your application to SJND.

Grade Request and Recommendation Form

Tuition Assistance FACTS Deadline

February 4, 2019

It is our Catholic mission to make this transformative Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School education available to as many students and families as possible. SJND’s Tuition Assistance Program helps to make an SJND education affordable to many families. Applications and awards are made annually and are determined by reviewing each family’s total resources, coupled with the amount of funds available. All families who would like to be considered for tuition assistance for the next school year must complete and return the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment form. FACTS is an outside agency that SJND uses to process the information provided by families.


Friday, March 22, 2019

Students who submit their application materials by January 8 will be considered in the first pool of applicants. Admissions notifications will be available online the afternoon of March 22, 2019. As a prospective student, you will be assessed on the following:

  • Completed application
  • Academic transcripts and grade reports from the prior two years
  • Completed teacher and principal/counselor recommendation forms
  • Standardized test scores
  • High School Placement Test scores
  • Family admissions interview

Registration Deadline

Saturday, March 30, 2019