Admissions Process

General Admissions Criteria

  • Official school transcripts/testing records indicating above average scores 

  • Entrance screening/testing results

  • Student visit

  • Teacher recommendation

  • Strong parental support of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education

JK3-Kindergarten Admissions

  • Parents are invited to email admissions@vdoh.org to register for an Oak Hill Parent Tour on October 14, 2015, February 24, 2016, and/or April 20, 2016, at 9 am.

  • Prospective families are invited to attend Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School's all-school open house on November 8, 2015, from 12-4 pm. Registration is not required.

  • Oak Hill Open House is April 2, 2016, from 9-11 am. Registration is not required.

  • Prospective students ages 2 1/2 to 5 are invited for A Little Bit of Science on January 30, 2016.

  • All applicants' families should schedule a parent meeting with Admissions.

  • Applications are due January 15, 2016. Late applications will be accepted with priority given to all applications received on or before the deadline.

  • Child of the Sacred Heart Scholarship applications (for grades K-3 applicants), Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat Tribute and Memorial Scholarship applications (for grades K-6 applicants), and Sister Lucie Nordmann Scholarship applications (for grades JK3-12 applicants) are due January 15, 2016. 

  • Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten Screenings will take place February 6, 2016.
  • Decision letters will be mailed March 17, 2016.

  • Enrollment contracts for Junior Kindergarten through grade 6 are due April 8, 2016, with a $1,000 non-refundable deposit toward tuition.

  • New Parent Orientation for JK3-grade 6 is May 19, 2016 at 7 pm.

Grades 1-6 Admissions

  • Parents are invited to email admissions@vdoh.org to register for an Oak Hill Parent Tour on October 14, 2015, February 24, 2016, and/or April 20, 2016, at 9 am.
     
  • Prospective families are invited to attend Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School's all-school open house on November 8, 2015, from 12-4 pm. Registration is not required.
     
  • Oak Hill Open House is April 2, 2016, from 9-11 am. Registration is not required.
     
  • A student visit day should be scheduled for all applicants for grades 1-6 beginning in October.
     
  • All applicants' families should schedule a parent meeting with Admissions. This often occurs on the student visit day.
     
  • Applications are due January 15, 2016. Late applications will be accepted with priority given to all applications received on or before the deadline.
     
  • Child of the Sacred Heart Scholarship applications (for grades K-3 applicants), Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat Tribute and Memorial Scholarship applications (for grades K-6 applicants), and Sister Lucie Nordmann Scholarship applications (for grades JK3-12 applicants) are due January 15, 2016. 
     
  • Entrance Screenings for JK3-grade 6 will take place February 6, 2016.
     
  • Decision letters will be mailed March 17, 2016.
     
  • Enrollment contracts for Junior Kindergarten through grade 6 are due April 8, 2016, with a $1,000 non-refundable deposit toward tuition.
     
  • New Parent Orientation for JK3-grade 6 is May 19, 2016 at 7 pm.

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
  • (P) 314.432.2021
  • (F) 314.432.0199
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