Admissions Process

Cor Jesu Application Process

Admission to Cor Jesu is competitive and based on scores from standardized tests and elementary school records from 6th, 7th and 8th grades, as well as a personal interview. Generally, we look for students who test in the 80th percentile or higher and who maintain an A/B average. The information below outlines specific instructions and deadlines for applying to Cor Jesu. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our admissions criteria or the process, please do not hesitate to contact Admissions Director Colleen Smyth at csmyth@corjesu.org or at 314.842.4429, ext.115. If you need more information about the Catholic High School Admissions Process, please feel free to visit the Catholic Education Office.

Students attending Catholic elementary school:

  • The online application form from the Archdiocese can be accessed here begininning November 1, 2017 for any 8thgrader who wishes to apply to Cor Jesu or any other Catholic high school and needs to be submitted by November 15, 2017.
  • The student must complete this application according to the checklist instructions and return it to her elementary school principal by the date the school provides.
  • The elementary school principal will submit the students’ application as well as following items to Cor Jesu Academy by November 28, 2017:
    • standardized ability and achievement test scores               
    • final academic grades for 6th/7th/8th grade               
    • attendance records               
    • discipline records               
    • documents pertaining to evaluations for and diagnoses of disabilities or other special needs (academic, social, emotional, behavioral, physical), if any               
    • documentation pertaining to accommodations and modifications recommended/received, if any;                               
    • No letters of recommendation are to be written by principals or teachers
 
  • After careful review of all application materials, Cor Jesu will mail a letter to all qualified candidates with an interview date and time. Please expect this letter no sooner than December 18, 2017. We also require all applicants to complete the Cor Jesu online application which will be available between 12:00 p.m. November 20, 2017 and December 13, 2017.  Our application must be completed and submitted online no later than December 13, 2017.  
  • Each student will attend a personal interview, as well as complete a writing sample, on the date and time assigned in her letter.
  • The student's school will submit her completed first semester report card by January 12, 2018.
  • Letters of acceptance and non-acceptance will be mailed out on February 2, 2018, and should be received by February 3, 2018. Cor Jesu will also send email notification on February 2, 2018 after school hours.

Students attending public elementary school, other private schools or home-school: 

  • Please click here to access the Archdiocesn application form.  The form will not be active until November 1, 2017 and will be available until November 15, 2017.
  • The student must complete this form and send to your specific middle school for transcript transfer.
  • Submit the transcript request (Form B) to the elementary school principal, who will be asked to submit the following items to Cor Jesu Academy by November 28, 2017:                                  
    • standardized ability and achievement test scores               
    • final academic grades for 6th/7th/8th grade               
    • attendance records               
    • discipline records               
    • documents pertaining to evaluations for and diagnoses of disabilities or other special needs (academic, social, emotional, behavioral, physical), if any               
    • documentation pertaining to accommodations and modifications recommended/received, if any;                               
    • No letters of recommendation are to be written by principals or teachers
  • Submit the Parish School of Religion request (Form C) to the PSR instructor, who will be asked to submit the following items (If the student does not attend Parish School of Religion, please indicate this on Form C and submit it directly to Cor Jesu Academy by November 29, 2016):
                                - A copy of the student’s permanent report card by November 29, 2016
                                - A copy of the report card for the 1st quarter of 8th grade by January 8, 2018
  • After careful review of all application materials, Cor Jesu will mail a letter to all qualified candidates with an interview date and time. Please expect this letter no sooner than December 18, 2017. We also require all applicants to complete the Cor Jesu online application which will be available between 12:00 p.m. November 20, 2017 and December 13, 2017 Our application must be completed and submitted online no later than December 13, 2017.  
  • Each student will attend a personal interview, as well as complete a writing sample, on the date and time assigned in her letter
  • The student's school will submit her completed first semester report card by January 12, 2018
  • Letters of acceptance and non-acceptance are mailed out on February 2, 2018, and should be received by February 3, 2018. Cor Jesu will also send email notification on February 2, 2018 after school hours.
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For more information about the Catholic High School Admissions Process, please feel free to visit the Catholic Education Office.
 
For any questions regarding the Cor Jesu Academy online application, please contact Colleen Smyth, Admissions Director, at csmyth@corjesu.org