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9th Grade Admissions

Join us at an upcoming 2019-2020 Admissions Event! 
6th Annual Middle School Tailgate
Friday, Oct. 4
5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Central Catholic, Bob Benson '66 Stadium
6th, 7th, and 8th-grade boys are invited to join the tailgate fun and to cheer on the Central Catholic Buttons as they take on the Beeville A.C. Jones Trojans!
For more information and to register your student to attend, please CLICK HERE.
Practice HSPT Days
Saturday, Nov. 2 & Saturday, Nov. 16
9 am - 1:30 pm
Central Catholic
8th-grade boys are invited to attend one of the complimentary practice days to help them prepare for the official HSPT! Students will learn test strategies, become familiar with the timed-test setting, and more. Test day includes lunch.
Registration will be available on Oct. 1! 
Official HSPT
Saturday, Dec. 14
Central Catholic
Registration will be available on Nov. 1!
Applying to Central Catholic

Join us for the 2020-2021 school year! 
All 8th-grade students considering Central Catholic for the 9th-grade must complete admission application, submit recommendations, submit school records, and take the High School Placement Test (HSPT).
Start the admissions process today!
Contact Mrs. Bethany Herman, Director of Enrollment, at (210) 225-6794 ext 217 or click here to send an email! 

High School Placement Test (HSPT)

As part of the application process, Central Catholic requires that all applicants who are applying as incoming 9th-graders take an entrance exam and submit their scores to the Enrollment Office. The HSPT is a timed (2.5 hours) exam and has a $15 fee.
Does your student need to take the HSPT? Central Catholic is offering various HSPT dates for 8th-grade students. Contact Mrs. Herman to schedule your student's HSPT! 
If a student takes his HSPT at Central Catholic or chooses Central Catholic as a high school option at the time of testing, then his HSPT results will be sent to Central Catholic automatically.

Teacher Recommendations

All applicants must submit at least two teacher recommendations: one recommendation from their current Math teacher and one recommendation from their current English teacher. The teacher recommendation form can be found HERE. Recommendation forms and school records can be submitted simultaneously with the online application. Recommendations can be sent to Central Catholic High School by:
Mail: Central Catholic High School
Attn: Enrollment Office
1403 N. St. Mary's St.
San Antonio, TX 78215


Fax: 210-227-9353

Enrollment Office Communication with Middle Schools

Central Catholic can request an applicant's school records and teacher recommendations from his middle school. Central Catholic encourages parents to follow up with their middle school for records and teacher recommendations, as both are needed to complete an application. Central Catholic will be in touch with both parents and middle schools if an application is incomplete or missing pertinent information.

Our Responsibility

The Central Catholic High School Admissions Committee will evaluate each application with the utmost respect and fairness, as is consistent with our Marianist tradition of service and justice. We will make a decision based on HSPT scores, middle school records, recommendations, and interview (if required).