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Admissions Process

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Our admissions staff is eager to tell you more about St. Agnes Academy and St. Dominic School. To learn about the many opportunities for your child, you may complete the Online Inquiry Form or contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@saa-sds.org.

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Schedule a Visit

The best way to learn about our school is to experience our campus. We offer a variety of events on campus designed for your family to get to know us better. The Admissions office periodically holds small informal coffees and individual tours throughout the year, as well as large-scale preview events in the fall. Please click below to schedule your tour. We look forward to meeting you!

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Saint Agnes Academy – Saint Dominic School utilizes a “rolling application” policy. This process enables families to apply at any time of year for available open spots.

We encourage you to begin the admissions process by the fall so that you are able to take advantage of all the opportunities we have for you to visit our school and to ensure flexibility in scheduling appointments. Complete the online application form for each child applying to St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School.

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Admissions Criteria by Grade

Early Childhood

PK2 - JrK

Friday, November 8

Storytime Sneak Peek

10:00 a.m. in the Early Childhood Center

for children ages 2 and 3

Tuesday, November 12

PK2-12 Tour Night

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 7

Gingerbread House Shopping Market & Santa Claus

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • On-campus Playdate Assessments are required for all students applying for enrollment in our Early Childhood program. The Admissions Department will contact you to schedule the Playdate for early December. Additionally, completed paperwork is required for any child currently enrolled in a preschool/daycare program. The Admissions Department will provide that paperwork to your child’s current school.
  • All applications received by mid-November are considered first round applicants. Applications received after December 1 will be handled on an individual basis as space is available. Please contact Allison Carruthers at acarruthers@saa-sds.org for more information.
  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance mid-February.

Lower School

Kindergarten - 6th Grade
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 10

Off-Campus Coffe - Location TBD

7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 12

PK2-12 Tour Evening

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19

Off-Campus Coffee - Location TBD

7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, December 1

Gingerbread House Shopping Market & Santa Claus

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Kindergarten - 5th Grade Admission

  • Each applicant will take part in an individual on-campus assessment. We encourage, but do not require, applicants to take part in a Shadow Visit. A Shadow Visit is a great way for your child to experience a day in the life of a St. Agnes and St. Dominic student. We believe your child will feel right at home on our campus as they spend a morning with peers on a regular day inside the classroom.
  • Transcripts, along with teacher recommendation forms, are required from each applicant’s current school. The Admissions Department will provide the recommendation forms. Please contact Allison Carruthers at acarruthers@saa-sds.org for more information. 
  • Each applicant will be considered for admission once the on-campus assessment has been completed and all paperwork has been received. Applicants are notified of acceptance mid-February.

6th Grade Admission

  • Each applicant will come to campus for a Shadow Visit. During your child's Shadow Visit, he/she will experience a day in the life of a St. Agnes and St. Dominic student. We believe your child will feel right at home on our campus as they spend a morning with peers on a regular day inside the classroom.
  • Transcripts along with teacher recommendation forms provided by admissions are required from each applicant’s current school.
  • Applicants for grades 6 and up are required to take the MAP assessment test which will be administered during your child's Shadow Visit. However, we will accept ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) scores for consideration. Please click here to register for the ISEE.
  • Each applicant will be considered for admission once the Shadow Visit has been completed, all paperwork has been received, and the MAP assessment test has been taken. Applicants are notified of acceptance mid-February. 
  • Please contact Allison Carruthers at acarruthers@saa-sds.org for more information.

Jr. High

7th and 8th Grade
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 10

Off-Campus Coffe - Location TBD

7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Monday, November 4

Jr. High Shadow Morning

10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 12

PK2-12 Tour Evening

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19

Off-Campus Coffee - Location TBD

7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, December 1

Gingerbread House Shopping Market & Santa Claus

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, January 17

Pizza - Paint Party

4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

  • Each applicant will come to campus for a Shadow Visit. During your child's Shadow Visit, he/she will experience a day in the life of a St. Agnes and St. Dominic student. We believe your child will feel right at home on our campus as they spend a morning with peers on a regular day inside the classroom.
  • Transcripts, along with teacher recommendation forms provided by admissions, are required from each applicant’s current school.
  • Applicants for our Jr. High are required to take the MAP assessment test which will be administered during your child's Shadow Visit. However, we will accept ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) scores for consideration. Please click here to register for the ISEE.
  • Once each applicant has completed a Shadow Visit, paperwork has been received from the applicant’s current school, and the MAP assessment test has been completed, they are ready for admission consideration. Applicants are notified of acceptance mid-February.

Upper School

9th - 12th Grade
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 10

Off-Campus Coffe - Location TBD

7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, October 23

9th Grade Preview Morning

8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 12

PK2-12 Tour Evening

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19

Off-Campus Coffee - Location TBD

7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, December 1

Gingerbread House Shopping Market & Santa Claus

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, January 17

Pizza - Paint Party

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

9th Grade Admission

  • Students who have applied before Christmas break will be in the first round of considerations for admissions. Students applying after Christmas break will be considered as space permits. Students from Parochial schools will take the Pre-ACT 8/9 at their elementary school – make sure your child gives permission to St. Agnes to receive the scores for scholarship potential. Students from Independent and Public schools will need to take the ISEE test, click here to register (High ISEE scores are eligible for scholarships, too.)
  • The St. Agnes Admissions Director will host a placement testing session for students who:
    • Had a sick day which prevented them from taking the Pre-ACT 8/9 or ISEE at their school.
    • Attend a school that does not administer the Pre-ACT 8/9 or ISEE.
    The make up test (the Pre-ACT 8/9 format) will be Saturday December 14th. Please pay the application rate of $75 (which covers the test fee) when submitted your application to the school. Please contact the Director of Admissions at jsmoore@saa-sds.org or call 901-435-5858 for details and to reserve your daughter's spot.
  • The Admissions Department will gather needed information from the student’s present school (transcripts/standardized test scores/teacher forms).
  • Students who submitted applications by Christmas break will receive notification of acceptance in mid-February. All applications after December 16 are reviewed and acceptances are announced as space permits.
  • Freshman course placement is determined by grades from 7th and 8th grade, as well as standardized testing scores, scores of the Pre-ACT 8/9/ISEE, and Junior High teacher input. Upper School department heads determine honors parameters for freshman English, Math and Science based on Junior High grades, Pre-ACT 8/9/ISEE scores, and results from tracking parameters of successful honors students from previous years.
  • The first orientation for incoming 9th graders is Star Tuesday held March 31.

10th and 11th Grade Admission

  • Schedule the ISEE Placement Test here.
  • The Admissions Department will gather needed information from the student’s present school (transcripts/standardized test scores/teacher forms).
  • Students who submitted applications by Christmas break receive notification of acceptance in mid-February. All applications after December 16th are reviewed and acceptances are announced as space permits.

12th Grade Admission

  • If you are seeking Senior placement, please call the Director of Admission at 901-435-5858.

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