APPLICATION  PROCESS - 9TH GRADE

We encourage prospective Freshmen to apply for admission to St. Vincent Pallotti High School early in the fall of their eighth grade year.  The deadline to apply for the 2021-2022 school year is December 11, 2020.

It is best to apply for financial assistance when you are applying for admission so that you will receive both decisions at the same time.  For scholarship consideration, we must have a financial aid application on file for your student.

We recommend that you fulfill all of the requirements to successfully complete the application process . Applications are considered complete and ready for decision when all of the required paperwork has been received. Our Admissions Team is here to help you navigate through the process. Please direct questions to admissions@pallottihs.org or call us at 301-725-3228. Documents should be sent to admissions@pallottihs.org or faxed to 301-725-5381.

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Application Requirements for Students Attending Catholic Schools

Requirements for 8th grade students currently attending Catholic Schools

1. Application - Access the online Application for Admission.*

  • Create an account in the application portal.
  • Select Domestic Applicant or if applying to the Stephen J. Edmonds Learning Center, select Learning Center Applicant.
  • Student must complete the essay within the application.
  • Submit the application and non-refundable $100 application fee by December 11, 2020.
  • If interested in the Arts Academy, complete the Arts Academy Interest Form.
  • If interested in the Learning Center, complete the Learning Center Interest Form.**

2. Records - Indicate St. Vincent Pallotti High School on the Archdiocesan Choice Form at your school to initiate the transfer of transcripts and school recommendations. **Catholic Accommodations Plans must be included if applying to the Stephen J. Edmonds Learning Center - View additional required documents.

3. HSPT - Take the High School Placement Test and select St. Vincent Pallotti High School so that we will receive your test scores.

4. Financial Assistance - Apply for financial assistance online. To be considered for assistance from both the Archdiocese of Washington and St. Vincent Pallotti High School apply by December 4, 2020 through TADS. If applying for financial assistance from Pallotti only, apply by January 1, 2021 through TADS.

View Tuition & Financial Aid FAQs for more detailed information.

5. Interview - Some applicants may be contacted for an interview with the Director of Admissions. Not all applicants will be interviewed.

Learning Center applicants will be interviewed by the Director of the Learning Center for final decision.

6. Auditions - Auditions are required for Arts Academy and performing arts scholarship applicants. Portfolio reviews is required for the visual arts field of study.

When will I receive a decision?

Admissions decision notifications will be mailed on February 18, 2021. Financial assistance and scholarship decisions will be included in the notification packet if we receive your financial aid application by January 1, 2021.

*NOTE: We recommend that you use Mozilla Firefox and/or Google Chrome to access the online application for the best user experience. Please do not use Internet Explorer. 

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Application Requirements for Students Attending Public and Private Schools or Homeschool

Requirements for 8th grade students currently attending Public and Private Schools or Homeschool

1. Application - Access the online Application for Admission.*

  • Create an account in the application portal.
  • Select Domestic Applicant or if applying to the Stephen J. Edmonds Learning Center, select Learning Center Applicant.
  • Student must complete the essay within the application.
  • Submit the application and non-refundable $100 application fee by December 11, 2020.
  • If interested in the Arts Academy, also complete the Arts Academy Interest Form and the scholarship applications.
  • If interested in the Learning Center, also complete the Learning Center Interest Form.**

2. Records - Download the Teacher Recommendation Form and the Transcript Release Form and submit to your current school.

  • English and Math teacher recommendations are required.
  • Final 7th grade and 1st quarter 8th grade transcripts are required.
  • **Additonal documentation (IEP, 504, neuropsychological, psychoeducational and/or Speech and Language report and medical diagnosis) is required if applying to the Stephen J. Edmonds Learning Center.

3. High School Placement Test (HSPT) - The Archdiocese of Washington High School Placement Test will be held on December 5th and 12th.

  • Go to www.adw.org to view testing sites and to register to take the HSPT. 
  • Select St. Vincent Pallotti High School as your school choice on the day of the test so that we will receive your test scores. 

4. Financial Assistance - Apply for financial assistance online through TADS. 

  • To be considered for assistance from both the Archdiocese of Washington and St. Vincent Pallotti High School apply by December 4, 2020.
  • If applying for financial assistance from Pallotti only, submit the application and all supporting documentation by January 1, 2021.

View the Tuition & Financial Aid FAQs for more detailed information.

5. Interview - Some applicants may be contacted for an interview with the Director of Admissions. Not all applicants will be interviewed.

Learning Center applicants will be interviewed by the Director of the Learning Center for final decision.

6. Audition - Auditions are required for Arts Academy and performing arts scholarship applicants. Portfolio reviews is required for the visual arts field of study.

When will I receive a decision?

Admissions decision notifications will be mailed on February 18, 2021. Financial assistance and scholarship decisions will be included in the notification packet if we receive your financial aid application by January 1, 2021.

*NOTE: We recommend that you use Mozilla Firefox and/or Google Chrome to access the online application for the best user experience. Please do not use Internet Explorer. 


Transfer studentS - 10th - 12th Grades

Students who would like to transfer into grades 10 -12 must fulfill all application requirements. Decisions regarding the acceptance of senior transfers will be made based on each individual's situation.

The transfer application deadline is February 23, 2021. 

  • All applicants must complete and submit the online application, essay and $100 non-refundable application fee. Note: If applying to the Stephen J. Edmonds Learning Center, you must select 'Learning Center Applicant' when completing the application.
  • If applying to the Stephen J. Edmonds Learning Center, complete the Learning Center Interest Form and provide the required documentation.
  • If interested in the Arts Academy, complete the Arts Academy Interest Form
  • Download the Transfer Transcript Release Form (See below) and the Teacher Recommendation Form. Take these forms to your current school for completion. Official high school transcripts for all grades attended along with Math and English teacher recommendations are required.
  • Transfer students do not need to submit High School Placement Test (HSPT) scores.
  • All transfer students must interview with the President/Principal and the Director of Admissions. Learning Center applicants will interview with the Learning Center Director for final decision. Arts Academy applicants must audition or provide a portfolio depending upon the field of study.
  • All transferring male student athletes must complete the MIAA Eligibility Verification Form (Download below). The form must be signed by the outgoing school's athletic director. A copy of the student's birth certificate is required along with the eligibility form. 

Please contact our Athletic Directors for more details on eligibility and to discuss your specific situation. 

Transfer Transcript Release Form
Athletic Eligibility Verification Form

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Our International Program is designed to facilitate a genuine American immersion experience. International students are placed within a typical American classroom and are expected to speak English while on campus. This program provides opportunities for reciprocated learning on topics of culture and diversity as a way for all students to benefit from a global learning environment. Pallotti hosts roughly 40 international students from from British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, the People's Republic of China, Romania, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: 
 

  • A $150 non-refundable application fee is due with the online application.
  • An official transcript (with English translation) that includes records of the previous two academic years, the current year's academic records and the most recent grade report.
  • Proof of English proficiency as demonstrated by the student's performance on a certified test (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS). For example,  a minimum TOEFL score of 18 for the Reading section, 18 for the Listening section, 22 for the Speaking section, 20 for the Writing section, and 65 for the total TOEFL score.
  • Copy of citizenship and passport is required to complete the application packet.

 

Once all documents have been received, international applicants must interview with the Principal or the Director of Admissions via Skype. All interviews must be scheduled in advance and confirmed by email. 

A decison notification email will be sent to the international agency or parent/guardian of the student.

Upon acceptance, a deposit of $1750 must be made along with the signed enrollment contract. Once both contract and enrollment deposit has been received, the I-20 will be mailed to the student via FedEx. Allow 3 -5 days for mailing depending upon the location.

Please email documents to admissions@pallottihs.org


non-discrimination policy

St. Vincent Pallotti High School encourages and welcomes applications without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin, and does not discriminate in its education policies, Financial aid program, or other school-administered extracurricular activities.