Admissions Process

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

Visit the SJND Campus

Shadow Visits:
Come to campus as part of our popular Shadow Visit program, which starts September 15, 2017. You will be paired with a host student to experience two classes and lunch. Parents are encouraged to stay to discuss SJND and take a tour. Set up a Shadow Visit

Mornings with Admissions:
SJND hosts Mornings with Admissions, a discussion series specifically designed for potential parents. Please join us for small, focused group conversations (limit 20 participants per session) designed to both provide information and answer all your questions regarding your specific interests.                  

Admissions Information Night:
The Admissions Information Night is the first of many opportunities for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students and parents to learn more about Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School's philosophy, programs and admissions information. Come connect with our community of students, parents, faculty, administration and admissions team. The first Information Night is Wednesday, September 20 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Take the High School Placement Test Prep Course

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The High School Placement Test prep course at SJND is a comprehensive course that focuses on test-taking strategies, content review and practice. 7th and 8th grade students can register for the course. Familiarity with the test can help students when it is time to take the HSPT, which is requried when students apply to Catholic high schools. The results help determine which classes students will be placed in for high school, and may place them in consideration for scholarships.

Attend Open House

Sunday, October 22, 2017: 3:00 - 5:00 pm

You are invited to tour our beautiful campus and learn about the outstanding academics and dynamic co-curricular experiences for students at Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School. The event offers a great opportunity to chat with students, meet faculty members and administrators and enjoy student performances.
Sunday, October 22, 2017: 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Submit Your Application Online

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Early Bird Application Deadline (reduced application fee): Friday, December 8, 2017 ($50)
Final Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 ($80)


Applications are submitted electronically. A $50 (early application by December 8) or $80 (application by January 10) 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.

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.

Take the High School Placement Test

Saturday, January 20, 2018

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 23-27, 2018

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 2, 2018

All prospective students are required to submit a completed teacher and principal/counselor recommendation form 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. For students who attend Catholic school, request recommendations and grades using the Diocesan Grade Request and Recommendation Form.

For students who attend a public or independent school, request transcripts as well as recommendations using the following three forms:
English Teacher Recommendation Form
Mathematics Teacher Recommendation Form
Principal/Counselor Recommendation Form
Request for Transcript & Academic Information

Notification

Friday, March 16, 2018

Students who submit their application materials by January 10 will be considered in the first pool of applicants. Admissions notifications will be available online the afternoon of March 16, 2018. 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 24, 2018