Admissions Welcome Page

Nothing will dim your light
An All-Girls Education Where Everyone Shines
Thank you for visiting St. Catharine Academy's admissions page! St. Catharine Academy is an all-girl college prep high school founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1889.
What makes St. Catharine Academy unique?
Our mission is to prepare young women, in the Mercy tradition, for college success, leadership, and engagement in the world community.
  • A culture of inclusion that welcomes all students and families.
  • A caring faculty and staff who create an atmosphere of sincere support for the well-being and academic success of every student.
  • A school environment that promotes the protection of students from violence and threats in all forms.
  • A school environment where health and safety measures are implemented for the protection and well-being of all.
Why an all-girls school?
  • Girls thrive academically in an all-girl environment.
  • Leadership development is core to our education.
  • An all-girls education is where everyone shines.
  • To grow in self-confidence, self-esteem, and accomplishment.
What does it mean to be a Mercy School?

Catharinites, who are students in the Mercy tradition,:

  • Walk the world as a seeker of intellectual and spiritual growth.
  • Possess a moral compass that guides her life's journey.
  • Advocate for educating women everywhere.
  • Embrace a global vision of compassionate service to those in need.
  • Face her life's challenges with confidence. 
How to apply?
Students who are interested in applying for St. Catharine Academy must take the Test for Admission to Catholic High Schools (TACHS) on Friday, November 4, 2022. To register for the TACHS Exam, please visit Registration opens on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 9:00 AM EST and closes on Friday, October 27, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.
If you miss the TACHS Exam you will be required to take an online Entrance Exam provided by SCA. The cost of the exam is $65 and will begin on January 19, 2023. 
In addition to the TACHS Exam, SCA looks at students' 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade school reports. Please note we will review your child's record holistically.
Our Viewbook is an excellent opportunity to learn more about what St. Catharine Academy has to offer.  
Click the image below to download our Viewbook!
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Schedule a Phone or Zoom Call
If you are considering St. Catharine Academy for your child's education, but have a few more questions? Click the button below to schedule a call with Ms. Alston, Director of Enrollment Management. 
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If you have any questions, contact Ms. Alston, Director of Enrollment Management at [email protected].