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Entrance Exam Prep Course

Gain the Competitive Edge!

The St. Joe's Entrance Exam Prep Course is open to 7th and 8th grade boys planning to apply to Catholic High Schools .
Held at St. Joe's on Saturday mornings from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., the 2024 Prep Course will take place on the four weekends leading up to the Entrance Exam:
  • October 26
  • November 2
  • November 9
  • November 16
The Entrance Exam for all Catholic High Schools will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2024. St. Joe's will waive the exam fee ($20) for any boy enrolled in the prep course who takes the Entrance Exam at St. Joe's.
A specialized curriculum to fit each grade level's needs: 
The St. Joe's Entrance Exam Prep Course is specifically designed to fit the individual study needs of boys in both 7th and 8th grade.
The 8th grade class emphasizes test taking strategies, including timed practice.

The 7th grade curriculum will focus less on test-taking and more on developing the underlying skills that help better prepare students for academic success: reasoning skills, math problem solving, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. A practice exam will be given during the final session, and a detailed score report will be mailed to parents after the completion of the course.

Register now. Benefit in the future:
The cost of the course is $100 and includes four (4) instructional sessions led by experienced St. Joe's faculty members, as well as an entrance exam review book.
Please note- the registration fee is not refundable.

Specific instructions regarding arrival on campus and your son's classroom assignment will be emailed to parents the week prior to the course.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Admissions Center at [email protected] or 716.874.4953.