Admissions

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in St. Joseph’s Prep!

Each year, the Admission Office at the Prep reviews a highly competitive group of young men to fill approximately 235-240 spots available in our freshman class.
If you are a current 8th grader, click HERE to start an application for the St. Joseph's Prep Class of 2028.

While the posted deadline for Class of 2028 applicants has passed, we still welcome late applicants.  Please complete an application and pick a makeup testing date as soon as possible.  Test dates are a question you have to answer on the application.  For additional information, please email admissions@sjrep.org.

8th Grade Recommendation Form (Class of 2028)
 
Transcript Request Form

Results from the Entrance Exam will be included with all admission decision materials. Acceptance decisions will be communicated on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 20, 2023. You will receive a physical notification on December 20th as well as an electronic update in your myPrep portal. The myPrep portal is the portal used when you applied the Prep. 
 
Students in contention for any Academic/Merit Scholarships & Awards that require interviews will be contacted in early December. Some Academic/Merit Scholarships & Awards will be distributed with acceptance letters. Other awards—including all Financial Aid decisions—will be sent electronically to families approximately one week after acceptances are received (approximately on Wednesday, December 27, 2023). A full list and description of all Academic/Merit Scholarships & Awards and Financial Aid can be found HERE

Transfer candidates should visit this section of the Prep's website for more information.

St. Joseph’s Prep does not discriminate for any reason including race, religion, or national origin in the admission of students or in the administration of its policies.

Criteria for 9th Grade Admission

List of 4 items.

  • Prep Entrance Exam

    Once your application is submitted, all applicants must take the Prep Entrance Exam, administered on Saturday, November 11, 2023 or Sunday, November 12, 2023. The Prep utilizes the H.S.P.T. (High School Placement Test). Students will also be required to complete an essay at the conclusion of the Entrance Exam. The exam and essay will last three hours.

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  • Admission File

    When reviewing candidates, the Admission Committee will consider your entire Admission file.

    Your Admission file includes, but is not limited to:
    • Your strong desire to receive a Jesuit education rooted in Ignatian spirituality
    • Your score on the Entrance Exam
    • Your thoughtfulness, ability to reflect, and creativity on your Entrance Exam essay
    • Your transcript/grades
    • Your teacher recommendation
    • Your history of leadership in clubs/activities/athletics/service projects/etc.
  • Academic Performance

    All applicants should strive to achieve mostly "A" grades (or comparative numerical scores) in his 6th and 7th grade final report cards and 8th grade first report card, receive an outstanding recommendation from his teacher(s), and receive a satisfactory score on the Entrance Exam.
  • Decision Letters

    Admission decision letters for the Class of 2028 will be delivered on Wednesday, December 20, 2023. An electronic version of the decision will be uploaded to the applicant's myPrep portal as well. For those who apply for aid, Financial Aid decision letters will be emailed on Wednesday, December 27, 2023.
     
    Note: Admission decision letters and Financial Aid decision letters are sent separately.

Class of 2028 Application To-Do List Deadlines:

Process Step
Due Date
Notes
Online Application for Admission:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2023
(late applications are accepted on a limited basis)
Online Financial Aid Application (optional):
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2023
One Teacher Recommendation:
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2023
 
A copy of your academic transcript for 6th grade, 7th grade, and any standardized test results:
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2023
Your most recent report card for 8th grade should be uploaded once it’s available and not later than Friday, December 15, 2023. If nothing is available by December 15, it will NOT change the timeline of an applicant's decision as long as all other required materials have been received.

NOTE: 8th grade report card can be from the 1st quarter, 1st trimester, or a progress report from the first few months of 8th grade.

Important Dates

Contact Information

St. Joseph's Preparatory School

Office of Admission
215.978.1958
admissions@mandos-todas-marcas.com