Freshman applications are due January 18, 2013. Jesuit High School accepts transfer student applications starting February 1, 2013 for students entering into grades 10 and 11. A complete application includes student information, essays by the parent(s), and an explanation by the student as to why he or she wishes to become part of the Jesuit High School community. All families are required to participate in a family interview as well. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee.
Freshman applicants must take the High School Placement Test on November 30, 2012 or December 1, 2012 which helps determine course selection. All applicants also supply Jesuit with school records (grades, test scores) and school-based recommendations.
School records, test scores, and application information are reviewed by the Admissions Committee, which is composed of Jesuit faculty members and administrators. The committee reviews the applications on the basis of Jesuit's Mission Statement and the Profile of the Jesuit High School Graduate at Graduation.
The Admissions Committee considers religious commitment, academic record, relationship with peers and teachers, talents and interests, special circumstances, and the overall balance and diversity of the freshman class. Unfortunately, not every qualified applicant can be admitted.
Notification letters to freshmen are mailed during March. Historically, Jesuit High School receives over 500 applications for 320 positions in the freshman class. If you have questions, please contact Patsy Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-291-5423.
Transfer applications are handled on an individual basis. When openings occur in grades 10-11 (which sometimes happens as late as the summer), we will fill the spots from the pool of current transfer applicants. We are unable to predict how many openings there might be from year to year. For more transfer information, please click here.