Domestic Student Application Process

Please read carefully and follow these steps to facilitate the application process. You may need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view and print any PDF's linked to this page. Get the reader here. 

Thank you for your interest in Saint Joseph Prep! We look forward to learning more about you in the coming months. We encourage you to browse our website, engage with our students and staff at an upcoming event, and visit our campus to explore our programs and newly renovated spaces. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our school or need additional assistance with the application process.

Saint Joseph Prep is one of the Boston area schools using a web-based application called Ravenna for the submission of online applications. Ravenna allows you to efficiently apply to schools and track the status of your application online. Families may choose to submit application materials in paper format. Click on the links below to download or contact the Admission Office if you wish to receive an application packet in the mail.

A complete Application for Admission includes the following:

  • Entrance Test scores
  • Application for Admission
  • Transcript, Standardized Testing Results, Attendance/Discipline Record from previous two years
  • School Report
  • Current Math Teacher Recommendation
  • Current English Teacher Recommendation


Entrance Test Registration 

Students applying must take an entrance test.

Students applying to grades 9 or 10 should register for the Archdiocesan High School Placement Test offered at many Catholic high schools in the Boston area on October 28, November 4, November 18 and December 2. Saint Joseph Prep will administer this test on November 18 and December 2. Students may register for the HSPT test online* by visiting Students may send his/her test scores to five area Catholic high schools. Students will select their high school choices from a drop-down menu when registering online. Saint Joseph Prep’s school code is 502.

*Please note that all applicants must pre-register for testing.

Applicants who have not taken the HSPT may submit SSAT results to complete the entrance test requirement.

Applicants to grades 10 or 11 may submit the score results from the parent copy of the SSAT or PSAT to complete the entrance test requirement. Applicants may register for the SSAT by visiting


Attend Our Open House or Schedule a Tour

Join us for our Open House on Sunday, Oct. 29 between 1-4pm. Prospective applicants and their families who were unable to attend are welcome to schedule a tour with one of our staff to explore the many opportunities available to Saint Joseph Prep young men and women. Tours of the School are available in November and December. A personal interview is not required of candidates to the ninth grade. Please note that attending an Open House or scheduling a tour is encouraged, but not a required step, in the application process.


Apply Online through

To begin your application, go to and create an account. Make sure to create your account using an email address you will have access to throughout the admission season, as this will be your primary email contact with our school. Once you register, create your child’s basic profile and then select ‘Saint Joseph Prep’ from the School Directory to begin the application process. 


Download the following and submit in paper format: Application for AdmissionRecords Release FormSchool Report FormEnglish RecommendationMath Recommendation

All applications should be created and submitted by December 15. The $25 application fee is payable online or directly to Saint Joseph Prep. Please contact the Office of Admission at 617-254-8383 if you have any questions.

STEP 4 (Optional)

Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid awards are granted on an annual basis. Applicants are required to apply online by accessing This type of award is based on demonstrated need as determined by the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment Service. Those applying for the 2017-18 academic year are asked to complete and submit the FACTS grant and aid assessment application, along with supporting documentation by December 31.

Admission Decision

Decisions will be released by February 2, 2017. Late applications will be considered on a rolling basis, if space permits. 

Admitted Student Events

Admitted Student Reception: Tuesday, February 28
Visiting Days: Wednesdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 18, Nov. 15; Tuesdays, Feb. 13, March 6, and March 13 
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 16
Placement Test/New Parent Coffee: Wednesday, April 25

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