Ready to submit an application? Let's do this!
Your application is one of the best ways to tell us all about yourself—what makes you, you. We’re eager to see what you’ll bring to the Prep community, and can't wait to see your application come through.
We’ve outlined our application process below. If you have any questions, please reach out to your admission counselor or the Office of Admission via email or by phone, at 978-624-1301.
- Important Dates and Deadlines
- Steps to Apply
- Testing Information (HSPT, SSAT, ISEE)
- International Applicants
August 1, 2023: The Standard Application Online (SAO) opens for the 2024-2025 school year.
August 15, 2023: St. John's Prep online application opens for the 2024-2025 school year.
October 2, 2023: Application for tuition assistance opens for the 2024-2025 school year.
January 5, 2024: Priority deadline to apply for admission and tuition assistance. Applications received after this deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis pending availability of spaces and/or tuition assistance.
February 15, 2024: Applicants who submitted their applications by January 5, 2024 will be notified of their admission decision on February 15, 2024.
April 2, 2024: Deadline to submit enrollment deposit to reserve a space for the 2024-2025 school year. Deposits will only be accepted after this date if there are available spaces in the class.
Step 1: Complete the St. John's Prep online application OR the Standard Application Online (SAO)
Hint: You should not submit both.
A complete application consists of:
- The Application Form
- Student Short-Answer Responses
- Parent/Guardian Statement
- Official Transcripts, Discipline, and Attendance Reports from Current Year and Two Years Prior
- Math Recommendation from Current Teacher
- English Recommendation from Current Teacher
- Principal/School Counselor Recommendation
- $50 Application Fee
- Interview (optional)
- Additional Recommendation (optional)
- Entrance Exam Scores (optional)
- Note: Any domestic student entering grade 9 who is interested in being considered for the St. Francis Xavier merit scholarship MUST submit entrance exams scores by January 5, 2024. Being considered for the merit scholarship is entirely optional.
- Tuition Assistance Application (optional)
Step 2: Submit Tuition Assistance Application
Step 3: You're Done!
Admission decisions for the 2024-2025 school year will be released by email in mid-February. Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis pending availability of spaces and/or tuition assistance.
St. John's has decided to remain standardized testing optional for any domestic student applying for the 2024-2025 academic year. We hope that by providing your family with this flexibility, you can take the time you need to consider your options and decide what is best for your son.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the test-optional policy apply to all applicants? Any domestic student applying for the 2024-2025 academic year is not required to submit entrance exam scores in order to be considered for admission. Please note that any domestic student entering grade 9 who is interested in being considered for the St. Francis Xavier merit scholarship MUST submit entrance exams scores by January 5, 2024. Being considered for the merit scholarship is entirely optional.
If I decide to submit my son's test scores, how will they be used? If a family chooses to send us scores, we will evaluate them as part of the application. Submitted scores will be used to support or enhance the academic background of applicants as part of the holistic evaluation process used for all applications.
Will omitting scores negatively impact my son's chances of being admitted to St. John's? Not at all. We are proud of our holistic approach to our application review process and believe that each student is an individual with unique skills, interests, and talents that cannot be conveyed by one element of the application alone. If you chose not to submit test scores, we are confident that the application, recommendations, transcript, and optional interview/family conversation will allow us to see a clear picture of your son.
My son's scores were already sent to St. John's, but I don't want them to be considered. What now? Please contact the Office of Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-624-1301 and we will ensure that his scores are not considered during our review of your son's application.
My son has decided to test. What tests do you accept? Middle School applicants can choose to take either the ISEE or the SSAT. High School applicants can choose to take either the HSPT, ISEE or the SSAT. We encourage you to visit the links below to learn more. As a reminder, all applicants must test on or before January 5, 2024.
- Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT): The SSAT member number for St. John’s is 6537.
- Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE): The ISEE code for St. John's Prep is #570750.
- High School Placement Test (HSPT): The St. John’s Prep HSPT code is #19.
My son is applying for Grade 9 and would like to be considered for the St. Francis Xavier (SFX) Merit Scholarship. How will testing factor into this process? Being considered for the St. Francis Xavier Merit Scholarship is entirely optional. Any domestic student entering grade 9 who is interested in being considered for the SFX merit scholarship MUST submit entrance exams scores (HSPT, SSAT, or ISEE). Students must sit for their exams by January 5, 2024.
Will St. John's offer any in-person test dates this fall? Yes! St. John's Prep will be offering the High School Placement Test (HSPT) in person on Saturday, December 2, 2023 and Saturday, December 16, 2023. Those who are interested in testing at the Prep should register through Scholastic Testing Service. Our HSPT code is #19.
Does St. John's offer test prep courses? St. John's Prep does not offer test prep courses on our campus. Please visit EAGLES/EDGE at St. John's Prep for a list of recommended courses.
St. John’s Prep seeks to honor the diversity that enriches our school community and the world beyond St. John’s through accepting highly qualified international students. St. John's Prep works with Amerigo Education to bring international applicants to our campus. Amerigo Education offers comprehensive international student recruitment solutions to elite schools in the U.S., and functions as St. John's Prep's international student admissions department, assisting us in prescreening and evaluating prospective international applicants, collecting and validating application documents and responding to inquiries from international students.
For more information about how to apply as an international student, please contact Amerigo Education: Ms. Yanan Liu (yanan.liu@amerigoeducation.
For more information about the program and the opportunities offered by St. John's, please note that St. John's:
- Accepts international students into grades 9 and 10.
- Offers dedicated faculty support for international students.
- Provides counselors to assist students in college application and selection.
- Is authorized by SEVIS to issue I-20 forms.
- Tuition for international students, $45,000 for the 2024-2025 school year, reflects the additional services and supports provided for our international students.