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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 grade 6-12 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 healthy 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:

St. Catharine Academy High School

Students who are interested in applying for St. Catharine Academy must take the Test for Admission to Catholic High Schools (TACHS) on Friday, November 3rd. 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 $71 and will begin on January 18, 2024. In addition to the TACHS Exam, we look at students’ 6th, 7th, and 8th grade school reports. Please note that SCA will review your daughter’s record holistically. SCA Middle School students are automatically accepted into the high school and will not need to take the TACHS exam.

St. Catharine Academy Middle School

St. Catharine Academy does not require a separate application to enroll for SCA Middle School. An interview may be required after registration is completed. To register, please click here. The following documentation is needed to register:

  • Most recent report card
  • Standardized testing results
  • Birth certificate
  • Current IESP, if applicable
  • Current scholarship award letter, if applicable
  • SCA Middle School students are automatically accepted into the high school.
Take an opportunity to learn more about St. Catharine Academy by downloading our Viewbook!
Click the image below to download our Viewbook!
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If you have any questions, contact the Admissions Office at [email protected].