Application Process

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in St. Catherine Academy. If you have any questions about the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can be reached at or  248-946-4848 ext 132.

Steps to Apply

Be a STAR for a day!

Be a STAR for a day!

We would love to have your daughter Be a STAR for a Day and witness firsthand the tremendous opportunities that await her at SCA. Schedule your shadow day today!

Shadow Days are held from mid-September to early May on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.

Apply Online


Submit the formal application. Online Application, Teacher Recommendation, Transcript Release, and Supplement Essay.

Submit a formal application online. Request a Teacher Recommendation online (This is sent to your child’s teacher directly via email). Request transcripts from your daughter’s school (from the last 2 years) and submit online or via email. Complete the Supplemental Writing and submit it online or via email.



Schedule time to take the High School Placement Test. Test dates: NOV 20, 2021 |  DEC 4, 2021 |  JAN 8, 2022  |  FEB 5, 2022

SCA will be administering the high school placement test (HSPT) for all 8th graders (incoming Freshmen) to be used for academic scholarships and general placement decisions. This test will be administered several times throughout the year.

Important Dates

  • Application Open Date: Oct 1
  • HSPT PREP Course: Nov 6
  • HSPT Placement Tests: Nov 20, Dec 4, Jan 8, Feb 5
  • Priority Application Deadline: January 14, 2022, then rolling
  • Essay Scholarship Deadline: January 14, 2022, then rolling
  • Tuition Assistance Deadline:  January 31, 2022 then rolling

The Academic Scholarships are awarded based on test scores from the High School Placement Test.
Click here to learn more about our scholarships!

Admission Criteria

Acceptance to SCA is based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:

  1. Be a STAR for a Day! Schedule a shadow day!
  2. Completed application for admission

In addition, St. Catherine requires applicants to take the HSPT placement test to be used for placement into classes as well as academic scholarships.

Once we’ve received your daughter’s completed application, our admissions committee will review her file and then reach out to you with details on how to officially enroll her.

“I was among one of the very first classes SCA ever had. As a pioneer and a student to be a part of the foundation of clubs and classes that continue today, I am beyond proud of how far the school has come. There were many ups and downs during my four years but an amazing experience overall. Today at college I still look back on and cherish my times at SCA, thankful for the connections, education and sisterhood I acquired. I am looking forward to seeing many more young women carry on the traditions my class and recent classes have set for the future.”

Alumna, Class of '14

“This school is not only college prep, it is life prep. I know that my daughter is being educated to go out and make a positive difference in the world. She will graduate with the confidence and courage to lead wherever she goes in life. I love the principal, the teachers, and the families. It is such a blessing to be a part of the SCA Family. I know the friends my daughter has made will be her sisters for life.”

SCA Parent

“An excellent school that brings the girls together more like sisters rather than friends.”


“This school has a very strong faith atmosphere! The school is fairly new, but is starting to build a name for itself both spiritually and academically. The faculty and staff rock!”

Student, Class of '19

“A crazy amount of extra curricular options-basically if you are passionate about it [SCA] will find a way to help you bring it to fruition!”


“[Teachers] care about the success of each student. They come early to help students and stay after school if necessary. They are a super dedicated faculty.”

SCA Parent

“The community service, the focus on virtuous living, and the sisterhood really instills compassion and respect for all of humanity.”

SCA Parent

“This place (SCA) is about the best Catholic high school you can go to, in my opinion. The whole school isn’t just a school, but a family where everybody knows everybody. It’s a small enough school for that to be possible-and it’s really awesome! What makes SCA different is the people that make up the SCA family. There are no bullies and no one is mean to you. Everybody looks out for you and your teachers become friends….This place is really close to my heart.”

Alumna, Class of '12

“I LOVE this school. The teachers are excellent. Because the students are so friendly, it’s easy to fit in and make friends even if you have had a tough time at other schools. There is virtually no bullying and it is a very friendly, positive environment. Highly recommended.”

Alumna, Class of '17

“I have been very impressed with the teachers at this school. They both challenge the girls academically and show true concern for them on a personal level as well.”

SCA Parent