Important Dates & Information

Are YOU a future Knight?

If so, we’re excited about the prospect of meeting you and your parents in the coming months as we begin the 2021-22 admissions season! Please pay particular attention to the events, dates, and deadlines listed below.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be able to offer our annual Middle School Bring-A-Friend to School Day. In addition, for the foreseeable future, we will be unable to allow prospective students the opportunity to shadow on our campus. Some virtual options are being considered and we will announce this once our plans become firm. Our annual Open House is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, January 31, 2021.

TOURS
Prospective parents and students are welcomed to schedule a personal tour any time during the school year. Tours are scheduled by the Admissions Office on most weekday mornings and usually last about an hour. Please schedule your tour in advance by emailing admissions@sjcatholicschool.org.

APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2021
We will begin accepting online applications for fall 2021 enrollment the week of October 5, 2020. Applicants should strive to get their application in as soon as possible, but preferably by December 1st. That way, you are more likely to receive your preferred testing date (see below) and be in the first round of notifications that go out around March 15th. Once you have submitted your application, you have completed the first step in the admissions process. Remember, when it comes to getting the application completed, “the early bird gets the worm!”

PROSPECTIVE PARENT NIGHT: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2020
This is a great way to see what sets SJCS apart from other schools. Parents are invited to attend a small forum with the Headmaster and other school administrators to discuss specifics related to several topics: Academics, Athletics, Campus Ministry, College Guidance, Financial Aid, Fine Arts, and Student Life. The setting is casual and comfortable, and it allows parents the opportunity to gather more information and ask questions of school officials on topics related to specific interests. Click here to read more.

PRIORITY ADMISSIONS TESTING FOR FALL 2021 ENROLLMENT:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2021 or SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2021
Priority testing will be held on one of two Saturdays: January 9, 2021 OR February 6, 2021. Students who test on one of these two dates will get the first look and be the first to receive their notification (around March 15th). Any incoming ninth grader who tests on one of these two dates will also be in the running for one of two academic merit scholarships awarded each year to high school freshmen. The last scheduled admissions testing date is Saturday, March 13, 2021.

(TENTATIVE) OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2021
We open our doors on a Sunday afternoon once each year. Beginning at 1:00 PM, you are invited and encouraged to spend an hour or two with us to learn more about our middle school and/or high school programs. You’ll also have the opportunity to tour the facility with current students and meet many of our teachers, coaches, and parents. This is a family day, so prospective students (of all ages) and their parents are welcome.

PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONS: FEBRUARY 15, 2021
From our earliest beginnings, the school has been committed to offering an excellent, Catholic, college-preparatory education to qualified students who wish to attend. Accordingly, SJCS offers a limited amount of funding each year to qualifying students and their families. In the 2020-2021 school year alone, St. Joseph’s awarded over one million dollars in tuition assistance and discounts to 29% of our school families. Award amounts may vary from year to year as awards are based upon the number of qualifying families, their need, and available funds. The FACTS Grant & Aid Application Form for applying for this need-based assistance can be found on our website under Admissions/Affording SJCS, beginning in early January. The priority deadline for completing and submitting this form is February 15, 2021. However, applicants who apply later are encouraged to complete the form when submitting an application.

PRIORITY ADMISSIONS NOTIFICATION DATE: MARCH 15, 2021
Applicants who complete the admissions process by the end of February will be mailed notification around March 15th. Successful applicants will be asked to enroll by March 31, 2021 in order to secure their spot for fall 2021. A $300.00 enrollment fee is required at the time of enrollment. Tuition payments for the 2021-2022 school year begin in July 2021, and can be paid in one of four ways: single payment (3% discount), semi-annual payment (1.5% discount), or in ten-month or twelve-month bank draft installments.

NEW STUDENT NIGHT: MONDAY, MAY 17, 2021
All newly accepted and enrolled students and their parents will be invited to participate in an important and informative evening. A general information session for all will include a checklist of “What’s Next? to include everything you can expect and need to know to help prepare for the start of school in August 2021. In addition, smaller break-out sessions will be held to address specific needs by grade level.

NEW HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT PLACEMENT TESTING: MAY 10 AND MAY 11, 2021
Many newlyenrolled high school students will need to come to campus for our Math and World Language Placement Testing in mid-May, and more details about this will be communicated in the acceptance packets.

QUESTIONS:
We would love to hear from you!

Barbara McGrath
Director of Admissions
bmcgrath@sjcatholicschool.org
(864) 234-9009, ext. 104

Jennifer DeForest
Admissions Assistant
jdeforest@sjcatholicschool.org
(864) 234-9009, ext.106

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