Application Process

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Thank you for your interest in St. Catherine Academy. If you have any questions about the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can be reached at admissions@saintcatherineacademy.org or  248-946-4848 ext 132.

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We would love to have your daughter Be a STAR for a Day and witness firsthand the tremendous opportunities that await her at SCA. Schedule your shadow day today!

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Shadow Days are held from mid-September to early May on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The day begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m.

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Submit the formal application (online application, teacher recommendation, and transcript release.)

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Submit a formal application online. As part of the online application you will be asked to request a teacher recommendation (this is sent to your child’s teacher directly via email) as well as transcripts (grades) from your daughter’s school (from the last 2 years).

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Schedule time to take the High School Placement Test. Test dates: NOV 19, DEC 3, JAN 7, FEB 4.

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SCA recommends all applicants take the HSPT. SCA will be administering the high school placement test (HSPT) several times throughout the year for all 8th graders (incoming Freshmen) to be used for academic scholarships and general placement decisions. 

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  • Application Open Date: Oct 1
  • HSPT PREP Course: Nov 5
  • HSPT Placement Tests: Nov 19, Dec 3, Jan 7, Feb 4
  • Priority Application Deadline: December 16, 2022, then rolling
  • Priority Tuition Assistance Deadline:  December 16, 2022 then rolling
  • Essay Scholarship Deadline: January 13, 2023
  • Acceptance Letters mailed: January 27, 2023, then rolling

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Admission Criteria

Acceptance to SCA is based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:

  1. Be a STAR for a Day! Schedule a shadow day!
  2. Completed application for admission

In addition, St. Catherine requests applicants take the HSPT placement test to be used for placement into classes as well as academic scholarships.

Once we’ve received your daughter’s completed application, our admissions committee will review her file and then reach out to you with details on how to officially enroll her.

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Admissions Checklist

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Be a STAR for a day! Click here to learn more.

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Apply Online using the SCA Application Portal. (Click here for SCA Application Instructions.)

In summary, the online application portal consists of the following four steps.

  1. Application Form: To be completed by parent and student applicant. To be submitted online through the portal. (You must submit this before doing the following 3 steps.)
  2. Teacher Recommendation: To be completed by one of the applicant’s current teachers of Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, or Foreign Language. Within the portal, you can email this form to the teacher of your choice, and they will be able to fill out and submit the form online. Please note, a school counselor can do this as well.
  3. Transcript Release Form: Parents can use the portal to request transcripts and from the applicant’s current school. The current school can upload transcripts through the portal or email them to admissions@saintcatherineacademy.org.
  4. St. Catherine of Siena Academy Supplement: To be printed out and completed by parent/guardian and the student applicant.  To submit, please upload to the application portal or email them to admissions@saintcatherineacademy.org.
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Schedule a tour. During the tour, there will be time for a short interview with the Principal and/or Admissions Director. We can be reached at admissions@saintcatherineacademy.org or  248-946-4848 ext 132.

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Take the St. Catherine of Siena Academy Placement Test to be considered for academic scholarships.

SCA will be administering a placement test for all 8th graders (incoming Freshmen) to be used for academic scholarships and general placement decisions. This test will be administered several times throughout the year. Fall test dates are published below and the February date will be made available soon.

Test day details and registration.

Tentative Test Dates

  • Saturday, October 24, 2020
  • Saturday, November 14, 2020
  • Saturday, February 6, 2021

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