Application Process

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The first step in the admissions process is filling out the Inquiry Form

If you are interested in a 12th grade transfer for the 2023-2024 school year, please email [email protected]

Applications are open for the academic year 2023-24!  

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2022-2023 Admissions Events

 

Our goal is to make the process of applying to the Academy of Our Lady of Peace both enjoyable and revelatory as you consider the next four years leading up to college and beyond.

The high school application process is an important experience, and although the process may seem daunting at times, it will be enjoyable to evaluate what is important to you. Your previous grades will play a significant role in your application.But in addition to your grades, how you present yourself in your student essays and during your interview, as well as what your principal and teachers say about you are also important.

Recommendation Letters

Your current teachers know you best. Recommendations from your principal and teachers are a vital part of the process and will weigh heavily in the decision making of the admissions committee. We will also accept an additional recommendation from a coach, priest, nun, community member, or other individual one page in length who can share insights into who you are and why OLP would be the right school for you. We’d also like them to reflect on what contributions and talents you will bring to OLP.

HSPT Placement Test

While there is no entrance exam to apply for admission at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace, we do administer a placement exam using the Scholastic Testing Services’ High School Placement Test (HSPT). By virtue of applying to the Academy of Our Lady of Peace, students are, by default, signing up to take the HSPT here. No additional HSPT sign up is required. The HSPT will be administered at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP) on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 8:30 am and is a mandatory component of the application process. The duration of the testing period is approximately three hours. All applicants who have submitted an online application will need to participate in testing on that date.

The HSPT is used to determine a student’s appropriate placement in terms of OLP’s college preparatory academic program.

Students who receive the accommodation of extended time at their middle school on testing should submit documentation to [email protected] to request extended time for the HSPT no later than January 15, 2023.

In-Person Student & Parent Interview

Following completion of the student’s HSPT, all students and parents/guardians will receive a communication from the Office of Admissions with the date and time of their 15 - 20 minute interview with a member of the OLP faculty/staff during the week of February 6 - 9, 2023 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. If a family has a conflict with the pre-scheduled time, they will have the opportunity to reschedule for Saturday, February 4, 2023 or another first available time slot. Save the dates now!

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace admits students of any color, race, ethnic origin or faith to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, ethnic origin or faith in the administration of its educational policies, scholarships, financial aid programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.