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Review the following Middle School and High School tabs for key dates, deadlines, and links. Don't hesitate to call us at 978-624-1301 if you have any questions. We're happy to help!

Grade 6 Applicants – Steps to Apply

Grade 6 Applicants
  • Create your admission portal account by completing this inquiry form. This is your first step!
  • Submit your online application with $50 fee. As part of the online application, you will be asked to provide two recommendations: 1.) Headmaster/Principal/Counselor (this will release your official school transcript), and 2.) current homeroom teacher.
  • Schedule a family interview with a member of the Admission staff. An interview is required for both parents and prospective sixth graders. Please contact the Office of Admission at 978-624-1301 to schedule your interview.
  • Come for Shadow Day. Learn about Shadow Day and then call the Admission Office at 978-624-1372 if your son would like to spend a day on campus! It's not required, but it's a great way for boys to learn more about what it's like to go to the Prep.
  • Take an admission test. St. John's accepts the ISEE or SSAT. Read on for more info. Take an admission test. St. John's accepts the ISEE or SSAT. Read on for more info.
Testing Info

ISEE: St. John's will offer the ISEE on Saturday, January 12 and Saturday, February 2, 2019. If you take the exam at another school, indicate that your scores should be sent to St. John's Prep (code #570750). Register here.

SSAT: SSAT: St. John's also accepts the SSAT if taken no later than March 2, 2019. The St. John's Prep SSAT member number is 6537. Registration information can be found online at www.ssat.org.

TEST PREP COURSES: St. John's offers high quality test prep courses for Middle School and High School entrance tests.

Grade 7 and 8 Applicants – Steps to Apply

Grade 7 and 8 Applicants

Students applying to grades 7 and 8 are considered transfer applicants. The deadline for transfer applications is April 1.

  • Create your admission portal account by completing this inquiry form. This is your first step!
  • Submit your online application with $50 fee. As part of the online application, you will be asked to provide three recommendations: 1.) Headmaster/Principal/Counselor (this will release your official school transcript), 2.) current English teacher, and 3.) current math teacher.
  • Schedule a student interview with a member of the Admission team. An interview is required for prospective seventh and eighth graders; it is optional for parents. Please contact the Office of Admission at 978-624-1301 to schedule your interview.
  • Come for Shadow Day. Learn about Shadow Day and then call the Admission Office at 978-624-1372 if your son would like to spend a day on campus! It's not required, but it's a great way for boys to learn more about what it's like to go to the Prep.
  • Take an admission test. St. John's accepts the ISEE or SSAT. Read on for more info.
Testing Info

ISEE: St. John's will offer the ISEE on Saturday, January 12 and Saturday, February 2, 2019. If you take the exam at another school, indicate that your scores should be sent to St. John's Prep (code #570750). Register here.

SSAT: SSAT: St. John's also accepts the SSAT if taken no later than March 2, 2019. The St. John's Prep SSAT member number is 6537. Registration information can be found online at www.ssat.org.

TEST PREP COURSES: St. John's offers high quality test prep courses for Middle School and High School entrance tests.

Grades 6, 7 and 8 – Dates and Deadlines

Sunday, September 23, 2018
Open House: 9 am and 10:30 am

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Open House: 9 am and 10:30 am

Saturday, January 12, 2019
ISEE at St. John's: 8:30 am

Saturday, February 2, 2019
ISEE at St. John's: 8:30 am

January 15, 2019
Grade 6 admission application deadline

January 15, 2019
Tuition assistance application deadline for all Middle School applicants

February 15, 2019
Grade 6 admission notification date

March 31, 2019
Grade 6 enrollment deadline

April 1, 2019
Grade 7 and 8 application deadline

April 8, 2019
Grade 7 and 8 notification date

April 29, 2019
Grade 7 and 8 enrollment deadline

Grade 9 Applicants – Steps to Apply

Grade 9 Applicants
  • Create your admission portal account by completing this inquiry form. This is your first step!
  • Submit your online application with $50 fee. As part of the online application, you will be asked to provide three recommendations: 1.) Headmaster/Principal/Counselor (this will release your official school transcript), 2.) current English teacher, and 3.) current math teacher
  • Come for Shadow Day: Call the Admission office at 978-624-1301 to schedule a shadow day for your son. This is optional, but a great way for boys to see our school in action.
  • Schedule an interview with a member of the Admission team. This is an optional part of the application process, but we welcome the opportunity to learn more about your son. There are limited interview openings, so please call 978-624-1301 if you would like to schedule a time.
  • Take an admission test. St. John's accepts the HSPT or SSAT
Testing Information

High School Placement Test (HSPT): St. John's will offer the HSPT on Saturday, November 3 and December 1, 2018. If you take the exam at another school, indicate that your scores should be sent to St. John's Prep (code #19). The scores will be sent directly to families at the end of January; St. John's does not release the scores. Use this link to register.

SSAT: St. John's also accepts the SSAT if taken no later than December 8, 2018. The St. John's Prep SSAT member number is 6537. Registration information can be found online at www.ssat.org.

TEST PREP COURSES: St. John's offers high quality test prep courses for Middle School and High School entrance tests.

Grade 10 and 11 Applicants - Steps to Apply

Grade 10 and 11 Applicants

Students applying to grades 10 and 11 are considered transfer applicants. The deadline for transfer applications is April 1. 

  • Create your admission portal account by completing this inquiry form.
  • Submit your online application with $50 fee. As part of the online application, you will be asked to provide three recommendations: 1.) Headmaster/Principal/Counselor (this will release your official school transcript), 2.) current English teacher, and 3.) current math teacher.
  • Schedule a student interview with a member of the Admission team; please contact the Office of Admission at 978-624-1301 to schedule your interview.
  • Provide a school profile.
  • Admission testing is not required.

St. John's does not accept applications for senior year or a post graduate year. Students applying for transfer admission are eligible to apply for tuition assistance at St. John's; see more about tuition assistance here.

Grade 9, 10 and 11 Applicants – Dates and Deadlines

Sunday, September 23, 2018
Open House: 9 am and 10:30 am

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Open House: 9 am and 10:30 am

Saturday, November 3, 2018
HSPT at St. John's: 8 am

Saturday, December 1, 2018
HSPT at St. John's: 8 am

December 15, 2018
Grade 9 admission application deadline

December 15, 2018
Tuition assistance application deadline for all High School applicants

February 5, 2019
Grade 9 admission notification date

March 20, 2019
Grade 9 enrollment deadline

April 1, 2019
Grade 10 and 11 application deadline

April 8, 2019
Grade 10 and 11 notification date

April 29, 2019
Grade 10 and 11 enrollment deadline

International Applicants

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. Currently, we work with an agency to enroll students from China, and more than 20 Chinese students attend St. John's. If you are interested in learning more about this 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, $32,100 for the 2018-2019 school year, reflects the additional services and supports provided for our international students.
All interested international students should email Michael Kelley '09, Assistant Director of Admission, for more information. If you are interested in becoming a host family for an international student at St. John's, please contact Mr. Kelley.
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