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Yes- we require the High School Placement Test (HSPT), given by the Archdiocese of Boston in November and December each year. Students take the test in 8th grade only, and can only take the test once.
The HSPT is the primary test, and the one we use to determine merit scholarship recipients. However, students can submit the SSAT from fall of 8th grade for acceptance purposes.
Yes- $30 and students register online to take the HSPT at Arlington Catholic. Click here to register for the test.
The family information sheet and student essays are due by December 17. Students are encouraged to give the Teacher Recommendation Form to their preferred middle school counselor or teacher as early in the fall as possible; remember, they will be asked to fill out many recommendations, so be respectful of their time!
No- your middles school grades will come from your school after you notify them of where you want them sent. Recommendations should come directly from the person writing on your behalf. Remember- your HSPT results will come directly to us.
Our office will be in contact with you throughout the application process- to remind you of upcoming deadlines, to alert you about missing pieces to your application, and of course to notify you that your application is complete!
All Archdiocesan schools send out their decision letters on February 1 each year; we will notify all applicants at that time.
Merit scholarships are awarded each year to applicants who score highly on the HSPT and have strong middle school grades. If a student is awarded a merit scholarship, that award letter will be included in the student’s acceptance packet.
Financial aid is awarded to families who apply for financial aid through Smart Tuition and qualify based on family need.
If you are interested in applying for financial aid, you can apply through Smart Grant and Aid by clicking here. You will be asked to set up an account with a user name and password.
*When asked to enter the school code, please type 13345, then click on the green magnifying glass icon to see Arlington Catholic High School.*
Applications are due for the Class of 2021 on December 31, 2016.
In mid-March, AC runs a series of Parent-Student Information Nights for those who have registered for the incoming freshman class. At these sessions, students and parents learn a lot about AC, especially what classes are offered to freshman and how to register for those classes.