Admissions Events

As a Catholic, college-preparatory high school, St. Joe's educates young men of diverse backgrounds in the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle. We transform the lives of students through academic excellence and care for the whole person in a respectful, Lasallian Catholic community, developing each student's unique talents in preparation for college and life.

Our community is happy to provide the following opportunities for prospective students and their families to visit campus safely this fall and to select an option that works best for their family. Details and registration information is below. For questions, concerns, or more information, contact our Admissions Center, at 716.874.4953 or

MARAUDER FOR A DAY PROGRAM for prospective students in grade 8
Marauder for a Day allows prospective students who will enter 9th grade in Fall 2021 the opportunity to become a St. Joe's student for a day. Each Marauder for a Day is paired with a current freshman, attends all classes, enjoys a complimentary meal in our Dining Room, and ends the day with light refreshments.
St. Joe's is limiting the Marauder for a Day Program to 5 prospective students per day. Visiting students will follow all safety protocols outlined in the St. Joe's reopening plan. A health screening will be emailed to all registered participants the day prior to their appointment and must be completed before arrival on campus.
Schedule your official campus visit at: Schedule a Marauder for a Day Visit (Shadow Day)

PRIVATE CAMPUS TOURS for all prospective families
Private tours are available throughout the year. Parents may schedule a tour by calling the Admissions Center at 716.874.4953 or by visiting the following link: Schedule a Private Campus Tour

EXPERIENCE ST. JOE'S PROGRAM for all prospective families
This program allows prospective families the opportunity to experience our Community of Excellence during a regular school day in a small group setting. Experience St. Joe's is offered on select Wednesdays from 9 - 11 a.m. Each session includes remarks from our President, Christopher Fulco, Ed.D., and Principal, Mr. James Spillman '95 along with a tour of campus, including opportunities to experience classes in session.  Each session is limited to 3 families total with each party containing the prospective student and up to two adults.
Schedule an Experience St. Joe's Program Appointment

ENTRANCE EXAM PREP COURSE for prospective students in grades 7 & 8
Gain the competitive edge! The Entrance Exam Prep Course is open to boys planning to apply to Catholic High Schools. Held at St. Joe's on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon, the 2020 course will take place on the four weekends leading up to the Entrance Exam and will feature socially distanced instruction by St. Joe's faculty members in groups of 20 or less.
Register for the St. Joe's Prep Course

ENTRANCE & SCHOLARSHIP EXAM for prospective students in grade 8
All prospective members of the Class of 2025 must take the Catholic High School Entrance & Scholarship Exam on Saturday, November 21, 2020. A completed Application for Admission serves as registration for the exam. Contact the Admissions Center at 716.874.4953 or with questions about the exam.

PRACTICE ENTRANCE EXAM for prospective students in grade 7
Saturday, March 13, 2021 8:30 a.m. - Noon or Saturday, May 1, 2021 8:30 a.m. - Noon
We encourage all 7th grade boys considering St. Joe's as a high school destination to take a free practice Entrance & Scholarship Exam under normal testing conditions. The exam takes approximately three hours and all testing materials are provided by St. Joe's. A full exam score report is mailed to your home approximately 30 days after the exam.
Register for the 3/13/2021 Practice Exam
Register for the 5/1/2021 Practice Exam

COLLEGIATE SUMMER! 2021 for prospective students in grade 7
Join us for the four-week program designed exclusively for students entering their 8th grade year. By participating in Collegiate Summer, 8th graders get a chance to experience the St. Joe's school community while developing useful skills as they prepare for high school. The program includes academic preparation for 8th grade and beyond, recreation, and field trips.
To learn more and to enroll, visit the following link: Collegiate Summer! 2021

Finally, while we are able to welcome prospective students and their parents to campus, we understand some families are uncomfortable with in-person visits. We are happy to meet for a private face-to-face meeting with our Admissions Team via Zoom. If you would like to schedule a Zoom appointment, contact the Admissions Center at or 716.874.4953.