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, 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).



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: January 13, 2023, then rolling
  • Essay Scholarship Deadline: January 13, 2023, then rolling
  • Tuition Assistance Deadline:  December 12, 2022 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.

“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

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


“An excellent community for families that want to stay involved!”


“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 high school experience is like none other you can get anywhere. There is joy and comradery and the girls are happy and excel. They are being supported and encouraged by staff. You can watch a girl come in who had a bad experience elsewhere, bloom here and become a different girl in a short time. Can’t say enough good about it. Thank God the founders had this vision and followed through with it. Well needed and we are very thankful!”

SCA Parent

“The school lives up to their mission statement by unlocking the feminine genius in the girls who go there and providing us with the opportunity to discover who we are meant to be.”


“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

“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

“Another thing I enjoyed about the school was the athletics. I played four different sports at this school and I had the same experience with all of them. The coaches really cared about me, not just how well I was performing and I was treated respectfully on and off the court. Further more, I felt that I was really being pushed physically and mentally during practice which I value in any activity.”


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

SCA Parent