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Freshman Admission Process

1. Visit Us

crusader for a day

Students in 6th - 8th grades are encouraged to visit Althoff Catholic as a Crusader for a Day.

Open House

Join us for Open House on Sunday, October 21 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM.  Register for Open House by clicking here.

Personal Tour

Call our Office of Admissions at (618) 235-1100 Ext. 116 to schedule a personal tour for your student and your family.

2. Entrance exam

Saturday, december 1 at 8:00 AM

Practice Entrance Exam for 7th Graders

We invite 7th grade students who are considering Althoff Catholic High School to take our Practice Entrance Exam. The Practice Entrance Exam offers the opportunity to assess where a student currently stands academically and what they can focus on in their remaining junior high years to better prepare for a college preparatory high school experience.

Entrance Exam for 8th Graders

Any 8th grade student considering Althoff Catholic for their freshman year will need to register for the Entrance Exam which takes place on December 1, 2018. Entrance Exam is used in conjunction with 7th and 8th grade grades to determine the most appropriate courses for your student.

Parents and family are invited to a panel discussion with Principal Harris at 10:00 AM in Heritage Hall. Following testing we invite parents and students to stick around for Pizza With The Principal!

To register for the Entrance Exam, please click here.

3. Apply Now


Our online application is now available by clicking here.  If you have questions regarding admissions, contact our Director or Admissions at (618) 235-1100 Ext. 116 or at


Catholic Grade School Students: Althoff will automatically request 7th and 8th grade grades and test scores for your student.

Non-Catholic School Students: Families must request 7th and 8th grade grades and test scores to be sent to Althoff Catholic before Friday, January 4, 2019.

4. Admission Decisions

All admission decisions for the incoming freshman class will be mailed at the end of January 2019.