Admissions Process

General Admissions Criteria

  • Self-motivated, self-disciplined and involved students as evidenced during the visit day, interviews, teacher comments on report cards and teacher recommendation forms

  • Because we believe that learning is a shared process, we carefully consider the special gifts and talents the applicant will bring to our school community.

  • As and Bs on report cards

  • Annual standardized testing records in the 70th percentile and above in both cognitive and achievement scores

  • Oak Hill Admissions testing results in the 70th percentile and above in both cognitive and achievement scores

  • Strong attendance records

  • Strong parental support for the goals of Sacred Heart education

7th-8th Grade Admissions

• A student visit day should be scheduled for all applicants for grades 7-8 between October and January. Students will be matched with a current 7th grade student who will serve as a hostess for the day. Informal interviews will take place during the visit day.

• A parents' meeting should also be scheduled with Admissions between October and January. This meeting is often on the same day as your daughter's visit.

• Families are encouraged to attend both a High School Night presentation as well as our All-School Open House on November 5, 2017.

• Parents of prospective students should email admissions@vdoh.org to register for Villa Experience Parent Panel Discussion on January 10, 2018.

• Applications are due January 16, 2018. Late applications will be accepted with priority given to all applications received on or before the deadline.

• Hawes Family Scholarship application and Sister Lucie Nordmann Scholarship application (for Grade 7 applicants) are due January 16, 2018.

• All applicants must register for SSAT testing. It will be held at Villa Duchesne on February 3, 2018.

• Prospective 7th graders should email admissions@vdoh.org to register for a View of Villa on February 9, 2018.

• Decision letters will be mailed March 16, 2018.

9th Grade Admissions

  • A student visit day should be scheduled for all applicants for 9th grade to take place between the second week of September and the second week of November. Students will be matched with a current 9th grade student who will serve as a hostess for the day. Informal Admissions interviews will take place during the visit day.

  • A parents' meeting should also be scheduled with Admissions between the second week of September and the second week of November. This meeting is often on the same day as your daughter's visit.

  • Families are encouraged to attend both a High School Night presentation as well as our All-School Open House on November 5, 2017.

  • Sister Mary Gray McNally Alumnae Association Scholarship applications (for grade 9 alumnae applicants), Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne Scholarship applications (for grade 9 applicants from the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles), Richard Littlefield Science Scholarship applications (for grade 9 applicants only), and Sister Anne Webster Scholarship applications (for grade 9 applicants only) are all due November 15, 2017.

  • Archdiocesan Catholic High School Applications (for all grade 9 applicants) and the Villa Duchesne applications for grade 9 are due November 15, 2017 (both applications are required). Late applications will be accepted with priority given to all applications received on or before the deadline.

  • Parents of prospective students should email admissions@vdoh.org to register for Villa Experience Parent Panel Discussion on January 10, 2018.

  • All Catholic High School grade 9 decision letters will be mailed February 2, 2018.

10th-11th Grade Admissions

  • A student visit day should be scheduled for all applicants in the fall of the year before enrollment. Students will be matched with a current student who will serve as a hostess for the day. Informal Admissions interviews will take place during the visit day.

  • A parents' meeting should also be scheduled with the Admissions Office. This meeting is often on the same day as your daughter's visit.

  • Families are encouraged to attend both a High School Night presentation as well as our All-School Open House on November 5, 2017.

  • Parents of prospective students should email admissions@vdoh.org to register for Villa Experience Parent Panel Discussion on January 10, 2018.

  • Either the Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill enrollment application or the ISSL Secondary School Application is due January 16, 2018. Late applications will be accepted with priority given to all applications received on or before the deadline.

  • The deadline for applying for financial aid is January 16, 2018.

  • Richard Littlefield Science Scholarship applications (for grades 10-11 applicants) and Sister Lucie Nordmann Scholarship applications (for grades JK3-11 applicants) are due January 16, 2018.

  • Decision letters for grades 10-11 applicants are mailed March 16, 2018.

Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions about our Admissions process or criteria. Students may be admitted for the current school year if space is available. We encourage you to schedule a tour with the Admissions Office.

Grades junior kindergarten, kindergarten, seven and nine are the main points of entry into Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School. All applicants are asked to schedule a day to visit our classrooms and have an informal interview. Seventh and eighth grade applicants must register to take the SSAT, an entrance exam used by most of members of Independent Schools of St. Louis.

In accordance with St. Louis Archdiocesan policy, ninth grade applicants are not required to take an entrance exam but must complete the Catholic High School application form in addition to our application. The Catholic High School application form may be obtained from parish schools and PSR programs. If the student is not enrolled at a parish school or PSR program, please contact the Admissions Office in November to request the necessary forms.

New students will be admitted to other grades as space is available.

Admissions Calendar

 


  • Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School
  • 801 South Spoede Road
  • Saint Louis, MO 63131-2699
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