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 admissions@saintcatherineacademy.org 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 9 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m.

Apply Online

APPLY ONLINE

Submit the formal application (online application, teacher recommendation, and transcript release.)

Submit a formal application online. As part of the online application you will be asked to request a teacher recommendation (this is sent to your child’s teacher directly via email) as well as transcripts (grades) from your daughter’s school (from the last 2 years).

TEST

TEST

Schedule time to take the High School Placement Test. Test dates: NOV 19, DEC 3, JAN 7, FEB 4.

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

Important Dates

  • Application Open Date: Oct 1
  • HSPT PREP Course: Nov 5
  • HSPT Placement Tests: Nov 19, Dec 3, Jan 7, Feb 4
  • Priority Application Deadline: December 16, 2022, then rolling
  • Priority Tuition Assistance Deadline:  December 16, 2022 then rolling
  • Essay Scholarship Deadline: January 13, 2023
  • Acceptance Letters mailed: January 27, 2023, then rolling

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 requests applicants 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.

“[SCA] builds upon your faith and strengthen you academically throughout the four years in high school so that you are more than ready when you move on to college.”

Zina

“My family has had an excellent experience at this school so far. Beyond the beautiful new facility, I have been impressed with the teachers and the administration! They challenge the girls both academically and spiritually, they know them by name, and appear to have a genuine concern for each individual student. The school really feels like a family. As a parent, it is a blessing to me to know that my daughter is in such good hands when I drop her off everyday.”

SCA Parent

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

Zina

“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

“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!”

Leighanne

“[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

“I loved every minute at St. Catherine! The friends I made there will always be a part of my family. This school taught me how to be a strong, intelligent, independent woman who is strong in her faith. I am blessed to say I got to experience SCA.”

Alumna, Class of '18

“Even if there were 10 stars, I would still put 11!”

Katherine

“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

“SCA is authentically and unapologetically Catholic. It’s excellence in academics and athletics is rooted in its mission to pass on the beauty of the Catholic faith in a way that is relevant to the modern world. The result is a constant focus on the character and virtue of its students, challenging them to be the best version of themselves not just academically, but spiritually as well.”

SCA Parent