Admissions

St. Augustine High School is a Catholic, all-boys, college preparatory school for young men grades 8 to 12 that develops leaders in a spiritual, Christ-centered atmosphere distinguished by academic success, extracurricular achievement, and service to others. 

What truly distinguishes St. Augustine High School will not be found in the descriptions of its curriculum or its extracurricular program. St. Augustine's spirit is found in the character of its community, in the interactions between students and teachers, in the values which daily define how we live, in our emphasis on ethical leadership, and in the way that we appreciate and celebrate young men.

Complete an Inquiry Form to receive pertinent admissions information.

Find out more about our school by taking a campus tour or requesting additional information call (504) 944-2424. Ext.320

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How to Apply

When you apply to St. Augustine High School, it’s important for us to get to know you. We want to learn about your talents and interests—the things that you’re really excited about—so we can get a sense for how you will grow from and contribute to the St. Augustine community. Below, you will find information on how to apply to St. Augustine. 

Click here to begin your St. Augustine High School application

Click here to download the 2021 Archdiocese of New Orleans application

Please follow the steps below in order to complete an application.
 

  • Complete the St. Augustine application. 

  • Complete the Archdiocese of New Orleans application. Students currently attending a Catholic elementary school must return this form to the present school by Friday, November 12, 2021. Students currently attending a non-Catholic elementary school must send this form to St. Augustine High School by Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

  • Submit copies of your son's report card for the current and previous two years 

  • Submit copies of your son's standardized test scores for the previous two years 

  • Submit copies of your son's birth certificate, Social Security Card, and immunization records upon admission.

 

 These documents may be emailed directly to our Admissions Director at admissions@purpleknights.com .

Parent(s) or guardian(s) and prospective applicants will be contacted by the admissions team to schedule an interview. Interviews will begin in January 2022. Both applicant and parent(s)/guardian(s) must be in attendance. All applicants will take the High School Placement Test at St. Augustine High School starting on January 8th, 2022.


All documents, questions, and/ or concerns may be relayed to the admissions@purpleknights.com email address or by calling 504-944-2424. Ext. 320

Tuition & Financial Assistance

Financing a St. Augustine High School education is a major investment in your son’s future. St. Augustine's curriculum, personalized attention, opportunities for exploration, and outstanding faculty mean that the actual cost per student far exceeds the tuition. We are committed to making a St. Augustine education affordable for admitted students.

Need-based aid and merit scholarship programs make St. Augustine more affordable for families across our region.

Tuition - $9,175

Registration Fee - $575

Fundraising Fee - $250

Total Cost of Attendance - $10,000

Grade Level Fees

8th Grade Fee - $100

11th Grade Fee - $100

12th Grade Fee - $400

First Bank and Trust and St. Augustine High School are partnering to manage tuition and fees. First Bank and Trust offers a convenient, secure portal for the financing of tuition and approved fees or the one-time payment of tuition and fees. 

A registration fee is required in order to ensure a place in the class for your student(s). The registration fee is due fifteen business days following acceptance for new students. Sunday, May 1, 2022, is the registration deadline.

Please the click the links below to access the First Bank & Trust Tuition & Fees portal as well documents that gives instructions on how to create your account.

Application Day - Placement Testing

All students applying to St. Augustine High School are required to take the High School Placement Test. Students applying to high school for the 2022-2023 school year will take the placement test on January 8, 2022.

The High School Placement Test is a nationally-recognized private school entrance examination taken by students as part of the private school application process. The exam covers the following elements: Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, and Language. The exam typically takes 3 ½ hours to complete with breaks.

Application Day Instructions
On Application Day, enter St. Augustine High School from the school courtyard on George "Nick" Connor Drive. Report to the school dining hall where students will check-in. 

Arrival Time
We ask parents to drop their sons off by 7:30 a.m. Parents may return to pick up students starting at 12:00 p.m.

What to Bring 
Applicants should bring with them their application fee or a copy of their receipt showing payment prior to the testing day.

Attire

Applicants are to wear a collared shirt, dress slacks, and dress shoes and their hair must be neatly groomed.

Preparing for the HSPT®
Testing can be a rather anxious, but also, exciting experience for students and their parents. We receive many questions from parents inquiring on how their child can prepare for the HSPT®. We offer the following tips to best prepare for a successful testing experience:

  • Listen to and read the directions for each subtest carefully.

  • Pace yourself – Time limits are set for each subtest. The test administrators should announce when time is halfway through so you can determine if you are working at a pace that will enable you to finish. Try not to spend too much time on one item.

  • Read each question carefully.

  • Work out the problem – Calculators are not permitted for the Mathematics subtest. You may use scratch paper, not your test booklet to do any figuring.

  • Answer every question – If you are unsure of an answer, take your best guess. Your score is determined by the number of items you answer correctly; there is no penalty for answering incorrectly.

  • Check your work – If there is time left, go back and review your answers. Check to make sure each item has only one response.

  • Throughout the test, continuously check that the answer you are marking on your answer sheet corresponds to the item number in the test booklet.
     

Questions? Contact the office of admissions at Admissions@purpleknights.com

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