Steps for Freshman Admission
Step 1: Get to know us
Antonian offers a variety of ways to get to know the school:
Admissions materials are updated every year and mailed to the families of candidates in early October of the candidate’s 8th-grade year. There is a lot of important information as well as pertinent dates contained in these mailings.
The Catholic School Office of the Archdiocese of San Antonio provides a database to all Catholic high schools that contain current 8th-grade student contact information. For students not attending an Archdiocesan school, please contact our Director of Admissions, Lisa Rosenfeld, at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the mailing list.
The best way to learn about Antonian is to visit the campus. Many 8th grade students from San Antonio Catholic middle schools will visit Antonian during a designated school day through tours arranged by their middle school. Parents are welcome and strongly encouraged to accompany their son(s)/daughter(s) during these visits. Individual family tours are also available and can be scheduled through our Director of Admissions, Lisa Rosenfeld, at email@example.com.
Parent Information Night and Social
Each year, Antonian holds a Parent Information Night and Social for prospective parents of candidates, which includes a presentation by the administration as well as an opportunity for questions and answers.
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Antonian Auditorium
More information to come.
Step 2: Submit an application for admission
All students seeking admission into Antonian must complete an application for admission. An application can be obtained from the Antonian website (click here) or by contacting the Director of Admissions, Lisa Rosenfeld, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 3: Take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at Antonian
All candidates seeking admission should take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). Candidates who submit a completed application for admission will be automatically registered to take the HSPT at Antonian. By agreement of the principals of all Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, candidates are encouraged to test at the high school of their first choice but are also able to send their HSPT scores to two additional high schools. Due to the expected number of students seeking admission into Antonian, we cannot assure admission to students who do not test at Antonian.
Please note, Antonian offers HSPT merit scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 to all candidates who test at Antonian and score in the 90th percentile or higher on the High School Placement Test. This HSPT scholarship is renewable annually as long as the student remains at the top of his/her class and maintains a clean disciplinary record.
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
(Tentative date. Once Antonian has confirmed this date, a link
for registration will be opened. More information to come.)
Candidates seeking admissions into Antonian who are not able to test on Saturday, December 12, 2020, please contact the Director of Admissions, Lisa Rosenfeld, at email@example.com to make alternate arrangements.
Step 4: Requesting of Middle School Student Records
The Director of Admissions, Lisa Rosenfeld will request student records (6th-8th grade) and letters of recommendation directly from the middle schools.
Step 5: Be interviewed by Antonian staff
All candidates seeking admission will be interviewed by a member of the Antonian staff. Interviews are scheduled by the Director of Admissions upon receipt of a completed application for admission and after the completion of the High School Placement Test. Interviews are generally brief (10 to 15 minutes) and are a means of gaining more information about the candidate.
Class of 2025 applicant interviews will be scheduled for January 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, and 21, 2021.
Please note, a link will be sent to those families with an application on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, for families to schedule a time to interview that is most convenient for you.
Step 6: Receive a decision letter
All candidates seeking admission should take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). All candidates who have submitted a complete application for admission, have taken the HSPT, have participated in an interview, and for whom Antonian is able to receive transcript materials from his/her respective middle school, will be sent a decision letter by mail. These letters are mailed on Friday, February 12, 2021 (tentatively). Candidates who receive an affirmative decision are asked to complete enrollment paperwork by Monday, March 1, 2021. Antonian will continue to accept applications for the 2021-2022 school year beyond the first round of decisions.