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Admissions Process

Student speaking on a pulpitDuring the admissions process, each applicant will be evaluated on character, academic performance, willingness to work to his potential, and ability to work cooperatively with others. The process can take as little as one week and consists of the following steps:

  1. Request an information packet
  2. Attend a parent information night or schedule a private tour
  3. Schedule a shadow visit for your prospective student (optional)
  4. Submit application, required documents and forms, and application fee
  5. Interview with principal (student and parents)
  6. Complete enrollment forms and pay down payment and fees
  7. Become a St. Catherine’s cadet!

Admissions Requirements

These requirements apply to US students. Please click here for admissions requirements for international students. All admissions forms can be found on our Application & Forms page.

Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten

  • Application for Admission (front and back)
  • Parent Questionnaire (front and back)
  • Result of any IEP's, psychological or special testing (if applicable)
  • Copy of student's birth certificate
  • Copy of student's immunization record
  • Copy of medical insurance card (front and back)
  • Current photo of student
  • NONREFUNDABLE $100 application fee
  • Copy of guardianship/custody documents (if applicable)
  • Copy of Baptismal certificate (if Catholic)
  • Copy of First Communion certificate (if Catholic)

Grades 1 - 8

  • Application for Admission (front and back)
  • Parent Questionnaire (front and back)
  • Teacher Evaluation Form (front and back)
  • Principal Evaluation Form (front and back)
  • Copy of most recent report card
  • Copy of last year's report card
  • Copy of most recent standardized test scores
  • Copy of last year's standardized test scores
  • Result of any IEP's, psychological or special testing (if applicable)
  • Copy of student's birth certificate
  • Copy of student's immunization record
  • Copy of medical insurance card (front and back)
  • Current photo of student
  • NONREFUNDABLE $100 application fee/ $175 for international students
  • Copy of guardianship/custody documents (if applicable)
  • Copy of Baptismal certificate (if Catholic)
  • Copy of First Communion certificate (if Catholic)

Experience St. Catherine's Academy

We often say that St. Catherine's Academy is so unique you have to experience it for yourself. We invite you to get to know SCA with the following options:

Parent Information Nights

Throughout the year, we host several parent information nights for interested families. These gatherings include a video presentation, a tour of our campus, and the opportunity to meet our school administration and admissions team. Feel free to bring your son! 

Please join us for our next parent information night!

NOV 16

Open House

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Private Tours

During a tour, you and your son will visit our classrooms and other facilities, meet faculty and staff, and even interact with our current cadets. In order to make the most of your visit, we recommend that your tour takes place during specified school hours when cadets are engaged in a variety of program areas.

Private family tours are offered Monday through Friday from 9:00am - noon and then again from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. If you are unable to attend during these times, our admissions team will be happy to set up a time that fits with your schedule. Tours last approximately one hour. 

Please contact our admissions team at (714) 772-1363 or complete the contact form to schedule a tour.

Schedule A Private Tour

Cadet Shadow

A cadet "shadow" visit is a great way for you and your son to decide if SCA is the right school for your family. Your son will experience a day in the life of a St. Catherine’s Academy cadet by following a student in his own grade. As an added benefit, a cadet shadow visit can ease your son's transition by helping him become familiar with his future teacher and classmates.  

Contact our admissions team to schedule a shadow visit for your son.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact our admissions team by phone or email throughout the admissions process. Our helpful and friendly staff will be happy to schedule a tour or cadet shadow visit, assist with application requirements, or answer any questions you may have. We look forward to working with your family.