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8th Grade Admissions Process (Class of 2028)

Step One:
Submit an online application and start the process by clicking on link - Application Portal
All students applying to Father Judge must submit an application through the Application Portal. Once the application is complete, you will need to continue the Admissions Process by uploading the required documents. When completing an Application, please be sure to choose the 2024-2025 School Year, as that is the school year your son will be entering as a freshman. 
Step Two:
Upload required documents to the Application Portal by clicking on the blue link below 
Required Documents to upload for current 8th Grade Students - Class of 2028
  • Final 7th grade report card and 7th Grade Standardized Test Scores such as Terra Nova Scores or Benchmark Scores
  • 8th grade report card - 1st Reporting Period, (once it is issued); additional reporting periods may be requested.
  • (If applicable), most recent IEP, Psycho Educational Evaluation or 504 Plan in its entirety, along with any reports which list accommodations, modifications, or supports, that your son may receive.
  • (If applicable), all reports, from outside agencies, (CORA, Elwyn, Catapult, School Districts, etc.), school guidance counselors, as well as pediatrician correspondence 
If you do not have a copy of the required documents, or are unable to obtain through your school's online system, please complete a Request Form, (located at bottom of page), and send to your son's grade school.
Step Three:
Take the 8th Grade Scholarship Entrance Exam (Collaborative Testing)
This a required test for all 8th grade students applying to Father Judge High School. Please read the specific details below regarding the school your son attends. 
Students attending an Archdiocesan Grade School or Independent Mission School, (IMS):
Test will be administered at your son's grade school. Registration is NOT required as your son will be registered through his grade school. Please have your son choose Father Judge, (Code 017), when taking the test, which will enable the test scores to be shared to Father Judge High School. Details regarding the test will also be provided by your son's grade school.
Students attending Charter, Private or Public School: 
Test will be administered at Father Judge High School. The test dates are Tuesday, October 10, and Thursday, October 12, (4:00 PM to 7:00 PM). There is no fee to take the test. Please have your son choose Father Judge, (Code 017), when taking the test, which will enable the test scores to be shared to Father Judge High School
Registration is required on the blue link below. 
Step Four:
Apply for FACTS Financial Aid and Assistance

The link to apply for Financial Aid will be available after October 1, 2023. For questions regarding tuition and financial aid, please email Kathie Gibson, Tuition Officer, at [email protected] 
Step Five:
Attend our Walkthrough Wednesday (Evening) Event
This event is for 8th Grade Students and their Parents/Guardians. We encourage all prospective families to attend this unique event. Event dates are 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15/, 11/29. Registration Required on the blue link below.
Step Six:
Acceptance and Registration
The Admissions Department will reach back out to you by letter or email once the online application has been submitted, the 8th Grade Scholarship Entrance Test, (Collaborative Testing), has been taken and the required documents have been received and reviewed. If your son is Accepted, you will find a QR Code to scan, (on the Acceptance Letter), or a link, (on the Acceptance Email). 
Father Judge is selective in its admissions standards. We admit students who we believe are prepared to be successful in a demanding high school environment on a rolling basis. In order to receive more insight on the expectations of high school, students along with their parents or guardians, may be required to have an interview with the Academic Affairs Office.
Admission to Father Judge is based on the following:
Grade school academic achievement, standardized test results, attendance and discipline records
Mandatory entrance exam
Email [email protected] with any questions about the Admissions Process.