We consider each applicant as a whole person, and put enormous care into evaluating every application. We hope you will explore the information in this section to understand what we look for in our admissions process.

What We Look For

We seek students of promise who will contribute to the Saint Bernard community and to society throughout their lives.

In addition to academic accomplishment, we consider many other factors including: strong personal qualities, special talents, excellence of all kinds, and the willingness to take advantage of available resources and opportunities.

How to Apply

Complete and submit your Online Application and the following materials:

  • Application Fee: $40
  • Personal Essay
  • Transcript/Grade Records (print and sign the Transcript Release Form and submit to your current school)
  • Three Recommendations (English teacher, principal and math teacher)


Take the Placement Test:  Applicants applying to grades 6 through 9 are required to take the Saint Bernard Placement Test. Placement testing is offered on select Saturday mornings during the school year.  All testing begins promptly at 8:30 AM. Advanced registration is required.  

Placement Test Registration

Once you have been admitted to Saint Bernard School and completed your Intent to Enroll form, you will be contacted to arrange a meeting to review your placement test results. These results will determine your classes for coming year. 

Select students identified through the results of their initial placement testing and/or transcript records will be contacted in late spring to take a supplemental placement test.  These tests are intended as part of the information to be used by the Office of School Counseling for placing students into the most appropriate course sequence in foreign language or mathematics. 


Admissions Timeline

September - May: Schedule campus tour/Shadow Day visit /Apply/Interview

January 2:  Financial Aid Application Portal Opens

January 15: Admissions Notification for Early Decision Applicants. Applications completed after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

February 1: Financial Aid Application Due for Priority Consideration 

February 15: Complete your application for fall admission by this date to ensure you're considered for the maximum amount of scholarship opportunities. 

Beginning February 15:  Priority Financial Aid Award Notification - Applications completed by February 1 will receive priority consideration.  Acceptance letters and financial aid awards will continue to be mailed on a rolling basis thereafter.

April 15: Registration Forms Due

We will continue to process applications after the deadline and when spaces in a particular grade level are filled, the Admission Committee may offer qualified candidates a place on the wait list.