Admissions

How to Apply

Strake Jesuit is a Catholic, private, all boys, college preparatory school for young men grades 9 to 12 that develops leaders in a spiritual, Christ-centered atmosphere distinguished by academic success, extracurricular achievement and service to others. Based on the inspiration of St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits over 475 years ago, the goal of a Jesuit education is for each student to realize that he is called to be open to growth, intellectually competent, loving, religious, committed to doing justice and a Man for Others.

Applicants should be academically prepared, willing to perform dedicated and consistent academic work outside of class every day, and be receptive to the various religious formation programs which are essential to the school's total program.

How to Apply

All applicants must complete/submit the following items (Click the items for more information):

List of 5 items.

  • 1. Complete the Online Application

    Freshman Applicants:
    The application deadline is January 15. The online application form as well as all supplemental documents (teacher recommendation forms, transcript, standardized test scores, and ISEE scores) should be submitted by this date.

    If you miss the January 15 deadline, you may still apply. Applications submitted after January 15 will be evaluated on a rolling basis if seats are still available in the incoming freshman class.

    Transfer Applicants:
    The transfer application deadline is March 25. Any transfer applications received after March 25 will be evaluated on a rolling basis if there are still seats available in the applicant's grade.

    Click Here to begin your application
  • 2. Submit Teacher Recommendation Forms and Record Release Form

    Strake Jesuit asks that all applicants submit teacher recommendation forms from their current English teacher, Math teacher, and Principal/Counselor. 

    Teacher recommendation forms should be submitted to your son’s teachers, who will complete them and then send them directly to the Strake Jesuit Admissions Office. To ensure that teachers get to know the student well, they should not submit recommendation forms before December 1. There are two options for submitting teacher recommendation forms to your son’s teachers:
     
         1) You can create a mySJ account (or access your pre-existing account) and send the forms directly to your son’s teachers from the Progress Page Checklist, which will enable them to upload the forms directly to our system, or

         2) You can download the forms below and either email them or print and deliver them to the teachers.

    The Records Release Form should also be submitted to your son’s current school. You can download that form below as well.
     
     
  • 3. Take an Entrance Exam

    As part of the application process, Strake Jesuit requires that all applicants who are applying as incoming 9th or 10th graders take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and submit their scores to the Admissions Office. 11th or 12th grade transfer applicants should submit PSAT results rather than taking an entrance exam.

    Keep scrolling to learn more about the ISEE, see test dates, sign up, or view the FAQ.
  • 4. Optional Items - Visit Strake Jesuit

    Check out the Visit Strake Jesuit page for more details.
  • 5. Optional Items - Apply for Financial Aid

    We believe that the cost of tuition should not deter a student from attending Strake Jesuit and are committed to working with each family's unique circumstances to provide need-based tuition assistance. 
     
    At Strake Jesuit, we accept students based on their ability to succeed in the classroom; embrace our Catholic, Jesuit mission; and become a leader and Man for Others - NOT their economic circumstances. For the 2021-22 school year, roughly 20% of the student body will receive financial aid from a budget of $4.1 million. Awards range from $3,000 to full aid. Freshman applicants should submit their Financial Aid application by January 15, 2022 and transfer applicants should submit their application by March 25, 2022.


At this time, we welcome applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be available in mid-August.
Instructions for Prospective Families
  1. Click on the Apply Now button to the right, or below on mobile.
  2. Select the blue "Create Account" link to create a mySJ username and password.
  3. After entering your basic information, select the "Create Account" button.
  • Our system may recognize you by your email address.
  • If the system recognizes your email address, your email address will be highlighted in red after you press "Submit."
  • If this occurs, select the "Forgot Login?" button. You will then be prompted to enter your email address to receive an automatic reply containing your mySJ username and password.
  • Once you receive a mySJ username and password, you will have the ability to complete the online application, monitor your son's progress through the admissions process, sign up for events, and learn more about Strake Jesuit.
 
Instructions for Current Families
  1. Click on the Apply Now button below.
  2. Please enter your mySJ username and password when asked.

Non-descrimination Policy

Strake Jesuit admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded and made available to students. Additionally, Strake Jesuit does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of their educational policies, scholarships and loan programs and athletic and other administered programs.

Entrance Exam

As part of the application process, Strake Jesuit requires that all applicants who are applying as incoming 9th or 10th graders take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and submit their scores to the Admissions Office. 11th or 12th grade transfer applicants should submit PSAT results rather than taking an entrance exam.

Keep scrolling to learn more about the ISEE, see test dates, sign up, or view the FAQ.
Please note that students are not required to take the ISEE at Strake Jesuit. You are welcome to take the entrance exam at any test site offering the exam.

Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE)

Dates:
The ISEE will be offered twice at Jesuit:
-Saturday, October 30, 2021
-Saturday, January 8, 2022
Cost:
The cost of the exam is $140. Pre-registration is required. Registration will open in August on the ERB website. Students must be registered 21 days prior to the exam date to avoid paying the late registration fee. Registration closes completely 14 days before the exam date.
Who:
Any applicant who is applying for the 2022-23 school year as an incoming 9th or 10th grader. Those applying as a transfer applicant as an incoming 11th or 12th grader will not take the ISEE.
Drop-off:
8:30 a.m. at the Moran Dining Hall
Pick-up: 
Parents should return to campus at 12:30 for pick-up for the standard time exam or 1:30 for the extended time exam.

ISEE Frequently Asked Questions

List of 14 frequently asked questions.