Applying for 9th Grade

Online application for the 2022-23 academic year will be available mid-August 2021.

How to Apply

List of 7 items.

  • High School Placement Test

    Please visit www.adw.org for information on the Archdiocese of Washington High School Placement Test.
  • For Students Attending a Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Washington

    1. Fill out the online application on or before December 3, 2021.
    2. List St. John’s as one of your choices when you take the High School Placement Test at your school.
    3. Your school will send grades and recommendations directly to St. John’s.
  • For Students Attending a Public School or a Non-Catholic Private School

    1. Fill out the online application on or before December 3, 2021.
    2. Arrange to have the following sent to the Admissions Office on or before January 7, 2022:
      • Academic transcripts for 7th and 8th grade
      • Recommendations from two teachers of academic subjects (from 7th and 8th grade teachers)
    3. Register for the Archdiocesan High School Placement Test at least two weeks prior to test date. (Registration forms are available at www.adw.org)
    Test dates: December 4 and December 11, 2021
  • For Transfer Students

    St. John's is not accepting transfer applications for the 2021-2022 academic year due to lack of space.
  • De La Salle Scholars

    There is no separate application for the De La Salle Scholars Program. 

    Once you have answered “yes" to the question “Do you plan to apply for the De La Salle Scholars Program?" on the application, the required Scholars essay question will appear at the end.
  • Benilde Program

    In order to apply for the Benilde Program, you must:
    1. Fill out the online application on or before December 3, 2021.
    2. Submit a recent psycho-educational evaluation that has been completed within the last three years. There are no exceptions made to the requirements to submit a recent evaluation.
    3. Provide the remaining information required of all students, including standardized testing, grades and teacher recommendations.
  • Essay Requirement for 9th-Grade Applications

    In order to apply for 9th grade, you must submit an essay as part of the application. During the online application process, you will be asked to respond to the following prompt: Describe yourself to the Admissions Committee and indicate why you wish to attend St. John's College High School.

Notification of Admission

Decisions for incoming 9th graders will be mailed in late February 2022