Applying to St. John's
We invite any young man interested in applying to St. John's Prep to complete the steps outlined below.
Take the HSPT or SSAT
- St. John's will offer the High School Placement Test (HSPT) on Saturday, November 17, and Saturday, December 8, 2012. Please arrive by 8 am.
- If you plan to take the exam at another school, indicate that your scores should be sent to St. John's Preparatory School - Code #19.
- Scores from the HSPT will be sent directly to families by the Scholastic Testing Service (STS) at the end of January; St. John's does not release the scores.
- St. John's also accepts the SSAT if taken no later than December 14. The St. John's Prep SSAT member number is 6537.
- The HSPT and the SSAT are equally acceptable; it is not necessary to take both tests. For interested families, St. John's offers HSPT and SSAT preparation courses. (Please note that this course is not required.)
- You may download the test registration card here.
Submit Application Materials
- Application Form: All application materials must be submitted by December 14, either by mail or online. Download PDF here.
- Principal/Headmaster/Counselor Report Form: Ask your principal, headmaster, or school counselor to complete this form and return it directly to St. John's, as soon as possible after the first marking period and no later than December 14. Download PDF here.
- English Teacher Recommendation: Applicants are asked to submit a recommendation from their English teachers. Download PDF here.
- Parent Statement: Parents are invited to complete an optional statement to accompany their son's application. Download PDF here.
- Official School Transcript: Submit an official school transcript as soon as possible after the end of the first marking period.
- Application Checklist: Download this checklist outling the steps you will need to take to complete your application.
Post-Deadline Applicants: Any application submitted after the December 14 deadline, but before February 1, will be considered on a rolling admission basis, as space allows. Decisions will be mailed March 1. Please call Sarah Powers, Director of Admission, at 978-624-1301 to inquire about the admission process and timeline.
- Transfer Applicants: Applications for transfer to St. John's should be submitted by March 1. In addition to the application form and recommendations (listed above), transfer applicants are asked to submit a copy of their SSAT scores, schedule an interview with the Dean of Admissions, and provide a school profile. St. John's does not accept applications for students entering their senior year or seeking a post graduate year. Transfer applicants mayapply for tuition assistance. We encourage all transfer applicants to sign up for an "Eagle for a Day" shadow day. Contact the Office of Admission at 978-624-1301 for more information.
St. John's admits students of any race, color, nationality and ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to students at the school. All educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance programs, athletic policies and general school policies are administered in a non-discriminatory manner. This policy is not intended to disallow special tuition assistance or admissions policies intended to increase diversity.