Application Process and Timeline

Completion of the online Inquiry Form provides access to the Admission Portal and our online application. Current Holy Child families please use your current username and password.

The Admission Portal will be available for 2018-2019 applications beginning in September. If you have any questions prior to that date, please contact the Admission Office.

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You can begin the application online today! Start off by completing the Inquiry Form which will give you access to the Admission Portal.

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Admission Deadlines

Upper School
Merit Scholarship Deadline - December 1, 2017
To be considered for a Merit Scholarship, please submit your admission application and merit scholarship supplements by this date.

Regular Admission Deadline - December 15, 2017
To be considered for Upper School admission in our priority round, please submit your application and requirements by this date.
Middle School

Regular Admission Deadline - January 5, 2018
To be considered for Middle School admission in our priority round, please submit your application and requirements by this date.

Notification Dates

Upper School
January 12, 2018
Middle School
January 22, 2018

Admission Deadlines and Notification Dates

Upper School
  • December 9, 2016 - Upper School Admission Application and Financial Aid deadline
  • January 11, 2017 - Notification of Admission and Financial Aid decisions
  • March 9, 2017 - All New Students - Enrollment Contract due
  • After March 9, 2017 - Rolling Admission for Upper School
Middle School
  • January 13, 2017 - Middle School Admission Application and Financial Aid deadline
  • February 15, 2017 - Notification of Admission and Financial Aid decisions
  • March 9, 2017 - All New Students - Enrollment Contract due
  • After March 9, 2017 - Rolling Admission for all grades

Admission Application

A non-refundable $50 application fee is required with all applications. The fee can be submitted along with the online application or by check. Please make checks payable to School of the Holy Child. This fee is waived for daughters and granddaughters of Holy Child alumnae, as well as for siblings. Families interested in a need-based fee waiver should contact the Admission Office.

Teacher and Administrator Recommendations

Recommendations are required from the applicant's current English and math teachers as well as her principal, division head or guidance counselor. Completed forms should be sent directly to School of the Holy Child's Admission Office.

Academic Records

Submit the Release of Records form to the student's current school and arrange to have her academic transcript with the most recent report card sent to the Admission Office.

Entrance Exam

Upper School applicants should complete testing by early December. Middle School applicants should complete testing by early January.

Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
Holy Child test dates (Grades 5 though 12)

  • Saturday, December 3, 2016
  • Saturday, February 4, 2017
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017

Applicants may take the ISEE at any testing location, but scores must be reported to School of the Holy Child. To register for one of the above dates or for other available test dates, please visit www.erblearn.org.

Test for Admission to Catholic High Schools (TACHS)
Administered to students who are entering Ninth Grade only. TACHS applicants must list School of the Holy Child as one of their choices in order to be considered. The TACHS test will be administered at various locations on Friday, November 4, 2016. To register, please visit www.tachsinfo.com. Our TACHS code is: 236

Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)
Applicants may take the SSAT at any testing location or schedule FLEX test through our Admission Office. Scores must be reported to School of the Holy Child. To review a list of available test dates, please visit www.ssat.org.

Financial Aid Deadlines and Notification Dates

In keeping with our commitment to enroll academically qualified students, regardless of their financial circumstances, Holy Child maintains a sound financial aid program. For some families, the full tuition stretches resources beyond the family budget. Through Holy Child's financial aid program, we strive to make a Holy Child education possible for these families. To learn more about our financial aid philosophy and process, please click here.

Upper School
  • December 9, 2016 - Upper School Admission Application and Financial Aid deadline
  • January 11, 2017 - Notification of Admission and Financial Aid decisions
Middle School
  • January 13, 2017 - Middle School Admission Application and Financial Aid deadline
  • February 15, 2017 - Notification of Admission and Financial Aid decisions

The Admission Decision Process

The Admission Committee is comprised of several administrators and faculty members. The Committee reads each completed application in its entirety. After thorough discussion, the Committee then reaches one of the following decisions: accept, deny, or wait list. The wait list is a grouping of students who may be qualified for admission, but to whom we cannot offer a place at this time. Students can elect to remain on the wait list or withdraw from consideration and enroll elsewhere. The wait list is not ranked in order of strength or preference. If a space becomes available, all wait list candidates applying to the appropriate grade are considered.

School of the Holy Child admits girls of any race, religion, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national and/or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and financial aid, and athletic or other school-administered programs.