Admissions

Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the Academy of Our Lady of Peace! As the oldest secondary school in San Diego, we have been educating young women since 1882 in the tradition of our Catholic faith and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. We have been educating young women for 139 years; it is what we know how to do and we do it well! We are committed to supporting the passions of our students and challenging them to become all of which they are capable.

OLP enrolls 750 young women in grades 9-12 from all over San Diego County and Baja California, Mexico. Our students currently represent over 100 different elementary and middle schools. OLP provides an all-girl environment where girls have the freedom to be their authentic selves. In your four years at OLP, you will discover the person you have the potential to become. We are so excited to see who you are and who you will be! Come join us!

Thank you so much for your interest in OLP. Please be sure to complete our Inquiry Form.

2022-2023 Admissions Dates

  • October 1, 2022: Online OLP ​Admission ​Application Opens for the 2022-2023 School Year
  • October 1, 2022: Tuition Assistance Application Opens for the 2022-2023 School Year
  • Sunday, November 6, 2022, 2:00 - 4:00 pm: Open House on the OLP Campus
  • Sunday, January 15, 2023 (midnight)​: Deadline to Submit OLP Admissions Application  ​
  • Sunday, January 15, 2023 (midnight)​: Deadline to Submit Tuition Assistance Application  ​
  • Saturday, January 21, 2023: HSPT Placement testing at OLP
  • Friday, March 10, 2023: Admission decisions shared with families

Admissions FAQ

Q: Do we apply for Financial Aid (also referred to as Tuition Assistance) before or after applying for admission?

A: If finances are a concern for your family, you will apply for Tuition Assistance and admission to OLP simultaneously. The deadline for both applications is January 15, 2023. You will receive your admissions decision and, assuming your daughter is admitted to OLP, your tuition assistance decision at the same time in March 2023. This will allow you to make the best decision for your family. Please see our Tuition Assistance FAQ’s for more information.

Q: Is there an entrance exam for the Academy of Our Lady of Peace?

A: There is no entrance exam to apply for admissions at OLP, however we do run a placement exam using the HSPT. OLP remains committed to a holistic admissions process with the members of the Admissions Committee considering all aspects of an applicant’s file. Just as every student is unique, so too is every high school. With that said, our educational professionals will evaluate the results of the HSPT, along with OLP specific, customized testing instruments delivered on the same day. The result is to provide us with the best placement for students considering the unique rigor and scope of the curriculum at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace. Our goal and intention is to use this testing for course placement purposes for students who join OLP.

Q: Where can I find the teacher/principal recommendation forms?

A: Once your application for admission has been submitted, you will log back into the Parent Portal using the same login information you used for the application.

  1. You will be directed to a checklist with remaining items to complete. 
  2. These items include the Principal/Head of School, Math Teacher, and English Teacher recommendation forms. 
  3. You will be asked to submit their email addresses for the forms to be sent to them. 
  4. They will complete these forms electronically and, once submitted, will automatically be checked off on your checklist. 
  5. Please ensure you have current email addresses for your daughter’s principal/teachers and that you enter them correctly.

Q: How do I request grades from my current school?

A: Once your application for admission has been submitted, you will log back into the Blackbaud Parent Portal using the same login information you used for the application. 

  1. You will now be directed to a checklist with the remaining items to complete.
  2. These items include the Transcript Request Form. 
  3. You will be asked to download, print and sign this form. 
  4. Once signed, please take it to your daughter’s CURRENT school (do not send it to OLP). 
  5. This form gives your current school permission to send your daughter’s transcripts to OLP. 
  6. They will send us her first semester/trimester of the current school year, last year’s transcript and her most recent standardized test scores.

Q: May we submit letters from our daughter’s coaches, tutors and current teachers who are not math or English and/or previous teachers?

A: Additional recommendation letters are in no way required. However, if you feel there is someone who can add depth to your daughter’s application in a way her current teachers cannot, that person may submit a letter to [email protected] or by mail to the attention of the Office of Enrollment Management - Admissions. An example of this would be that this is your daughter’s first year at her current school and you feel like her previous school knows her and your family in a different way.

Q: What immunizations are required for enrollment?

A: Upon acceptance and enrollment in March, all students must submit a copy of their Immunization Record. This is needed as part of the student's record prior to beginning school in August. The Immunization Record can be sent to [email protected] Information on required California K-12 public and private school student Immunizations can be accessed online. OLP will only require those immunizations mandated by CA State law. Additional information on immunizations can be found on the CDPH Shots for School website, including details on the medical exemption process through the California Immunization Registry. If you would like to read more on our COVID-19 vaccine protocols, please refer to our Roadmap for COVID-19 Safety Protocols accessible on our website.

Diana Agostini
Director of Admissions
619-725-9113

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