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 15, 2014, at 9 am.

  • Prospective families are invited to attend Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School's all-school open house on November 2, 2014, from 12-4 pm.

  • Oak Hill Open Houses will be held January 24, 2015, and February 28, 2015, from 9-11 am. Registration is not required.

  • Prospective students ages 3-5 are invited for A Little Bit of Science on December 13, 2014.

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

  • Applications are due January 16, 2015. Late applications will be accepted with priority given to all applications received on or before the deadline.

  • Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten Screenings will take place February 7, 2015.

  • The Child of the Sacred Heart Scholarship applications (for grades K-3 applicants) and the Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat Tribute and Memorial Scholarship applications (for grades K-6 applicants) are due February 24, 2015.

  • Decision letters will be mailed March 12, 2015.

  • Enrollment contracts for Junior Kindergarten through grade 6 are due April 7, 2015, with a $1,000 non-refundable deposit toward tuition.

  • New Parent Orientation for JK3-grade 6 is May 11, 2015 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 15, 2014, at 9 am.

  • Prospective families are invited to attend Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School's all-school open house on November 2, 2014, from 12-4 pm.

  • Oak Hill open houses will take place January 24, 2015, and February 28, 2015, 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 16, 2015. Late applications will be accepted with priority given to all applications received on or before the deadline.

  • The Child of the Sacred Heart Scholarship applications (for grades K-3 applicants) and the Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat Tribute and Memorial Scholarship applications (for grades K-6 applicants) are due February 24, 2015.

  • Entrance Screenings for JK3-grade 6 will take place February 7, 2015. 

  • Decision letters will be mailed March 12, 2015.

  • Enrollment contracts for Junior Kindergarten through grade 6 are due April 7, 2015, with a $1,000 non-refundable deposit toward tuition.

  • New Parent Orientation for JK3-grade 6 is May 11, 2015.

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

 

  • November, 2014
    • WedNov19 Ninth Grade Applications Due
  • December, 2014
    • SatDec13 Little Bit of Science 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • January, 2015
    • ThuJan15 Middle School Panel (Incoming 7) 6:30 PM to 8:00 PMIncoming 7th graders and their parents
    • FriJan16 Applications Due (JK3-12) Ninth grade applications are due in the fall.
    • FriJan30 View of Villa Duchesne (Incoming 7) 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • February, 2015
    • SatFeb28 Oak Hill Open House 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • March, 2015
    • TueMar10 Academic Planning Night (Incoming 9) 7:00 PM

      Incoming 9th graders and their parents

  • April, 2015
    • MonApr20 Academic Planning Night (Incoming 7) 7:00 PM to 8:15 PMIncoming 7th graders and their parents

  • 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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