ADMISSIONS NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 2018
It was wonderful to see so many prospective families at Saint John's this fall for the Open House and Placement Test. If your student is interested in Saint John's but was unable to attend the Open House or Placement Test then please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@stjohnshigh.org .
Registration for the shadow program at Saint John’s High School is now open in Ravenna . The Shadow Program provides each applicant the opportunity to spend a day at Saint John's on select dates from December to April.
Students applying to the Class of 2023 must have taken the placement test, submitted an application and completed the shadow program information form in order to participate.

A shadow visit is designed to give prospective students the chance to experience Saint John's by attending a full day of classes as well as meet and interact with teachers and students. Students will be matched based on similar academic profiles and extracurricular interests. A request may be made to shadow a particular student, although it can't be guaranteed.  
  • When: Select dates from December 2018 to April 2019
  • Location: Students should report directly to the Admissions Office, located at the main entrance of Conal Hall by the flag pole.
  • Arrival Time: 8:00am 
  • End Time: 2:18pm 
  • Dress Code: Shadow visitors must be in full dress code including sports coat, button down shirt, tie, belt, pants and shoes - no sneakers. Let us know if there is a concern regarding dress code for this visit.
  • Lunch: Guests will be provided with a complimentary lunch in Salem Student Commons. Students are welcome to bring a lunch, if preferred.
  • Schedule a Visit: Register your student for a shadow visit in Ravenna. Click here for further instructions on how to register online.

Although a shadow visit is not mandatory, approximately 80% of applicants shadow each year. Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions or to arrange a shadow visit for a potential transfer student.
CLASS OF 2023 PLACEMENT TEST
Eighth grade students unable to attend the placement test on October 27 th  will have another opportunity to take the test in November. Applicants must register in advance via  Ravenna  and pay the $25 fee. Please click  here  for further instruction on how to register online. 

  • Make-up Date #1: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 2:30pm
  • Make-up Date #2: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 2:30pm 

Students should report to the Admissions Office on the scheduled make-up date at 2:15pm. The Admissions Office is located at the main entrance of Conal Hall, by the flag pole. Testing will begin promptly at 2:30pm and conclude by approximately 5:15pm. The results of the HSPT will be included in the admission decision letter mailed in mid to late January.
GRANDPARENT'S DAY 2018
Grandparents of the Freshman Class of 2022 were invited to Saint John's to enjoy brunch and a campus tour from their grandsons. Grandparent's Day is a special tradition at the school and takes place in the fall each year. Each guest received a mug with the message "Grandparents hold our tiny hands for just a while, but our hearts forever." We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2023 grandparents in the fall of 2019!
ALL SAINTS DAY
The Feast of All Saints Memorial Mass on November 1st is the largest Mass we hold on campus each year. All members of the school community who have lost a loved one in the past year were invited to attend. A brunch for all invited guests was served in Salem Student Commons following the service.
VETERAN'S WAR MEMORIAL
The Veteran's War Memorial located outside of Salem Student Commons was blessed and dedicated on All Saints Day, November 1st. The names of Saint John's alumni who have made the ultimate sacrifice are etched on this beautiful new memorial.
ADMISSIONS & FINANCIAL AID NIGHT
Join us on Tuesday, November 13th at 6pm as we discuss the timeline of the admissions and enrollment process at Saint John's High School. Topics include how admission and an appropriate course level for your student is determined. There will also be a detailed explanation of the financial aid process including a history of average awards based on household adjusted gross income or "AGI".

The event will be held in Remillard Hall, which is located in the Ryken Center (middle building) and last about an hour. Although students are welcome to attend, the evening is geared towards parents.
IMPORTANT DATES
Placement Test Make-up Date #1
Wednesday, November 7 at 2:30pm
Conal Hall - Main Entrance

Placement Test Make-up Date #2
Wednesday, November 28 at 2:30pm
Conal Hall - Main Entrance

Admissions & Financial Aid Night
Tuesday, November 13 at 6:00pm
Ryken Center - Remillard Hall

Application & Financial Aid Deadline
December 15, 2018
APPLY TO SAINT JOHN'S
Saint John's utilizes Ravenna to collect inquiries and manage the application process online. Applications for the Fall of 2019 should be completed in the 2018-2019 admission season.

Click here for the Saint John's Admissions Guide and here for a tutorial to guide you through the process in Ravenna. Please contact our office with any questions or concerns throughout the admissions process at 508-842-8934 ext. 266 or email admissions@stjohnshigh.org.
Through the generosity of Saint John's alumni, parents and friends, a financial aid program has been established to assist families of moderate and low income. Financial aid applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available to complete online through FACTS Management Company. Click here to create or log into your FACTS account.

Should you perceive that due to your family's current financial situation you would be unable to afford a Saint John's education, we encourage you to apply for financial aid . Notifications regarding awards will be included in the admissions decision packet mailed in mid to late January 2019.
MEET THE ADMISSIONS TEAM
Mr. Justin Smith
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Phone: (508) 842-8934 ext. 230
Mrs. Laura Bourget P'20, P'22
Assistant Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Phone: (508) 842-8934 ext. 252
Mrs. Nancy Wentzell
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (508) 842-8934 ext. 266