Steps for Freshman Admission

Step 1: Get to know us


Antonian offers a variety of ways to get to know the school:


Admissions Materials

Admissions materials are updated every year and mailed to the families of candidates by 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, Bianca Pardo, at [email protected] to be added to the mailing list.


Campus Tours

The best way to learn about Antonian is to visit the campus. Parents are welcome and strongly encouraged to accompany their son(s)/daughter(s) during these visits. Individual family tours or small group tours (max. 10 people) are available and can be scheduled by clicking the following link.


Click here for more information about visiting Antonian.



Class of 2026 Parent/Student Information Forum

Each year, Antonian holds a Parent/Student Information Forum for prospective families, which includes clubs and organizations fair and a presentation by the administration as well as an opportunity for questions and answers. 


Save the Date:

Parent/Student Information Forum #1

Wednesday, October 27, 2021


Parent/Student Information Forum #2

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Step 2: Submit an application for admission


All students seeking admission into Antonian must complete an online application for admission. For more information please contact the Director of Admissions, Bianca Pardo, at [email protected]

Optional High School Placement Test: Saturday, November 13, 2021

Antonian College Preparatory High School will be hosting an optional practice High School Placement Test (HSPT) for all 8th-grade students. The test will be administered on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. 


Click here to register.


School Tours: Saturday, November 13, 2021

Antonian College Preparatory High School will be offering school tours after the completion of the practice HSPT test beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Step 3: Take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at Antonian: Saturday, December 11, 2021


All candidates seeking admission should take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). 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 $500 to $2,000 to all candidates who 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 11,  2021

Doors open at 8:15 a.m.

Test begins at 9:00 a.m.


Click here to register.


Alternative Testing Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022

Doors open at 8:15 a.m.

Test begins at 9:00 a.m.


Click here to register.


Please contact the Director of Admissions, Bianca Pardo at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Step 4: Requesting of Middle School Student Records


The Director of Admissions, Bianca Pardo 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 2026 applicant interviews will be scheduled for January 10, 11, 13, 18, 19, and 20, 2022, from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.


Please note, a link will be sent to those families with an application on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, for families to schedule a time to interview that is most convenient for you.



Step 6: Receive a decision letter


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 4, 2022 (subject to change).


Candidates who receive an affirmative decision are asked to complete enrollment paperwork by Monday, February 28, 2022. Antonian will continue to accept applications for the 2022-2023 school year beyond the first round of decisions. 

**Antonian does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national and ethnic origin, or gender in the administration of educational policies, admission policies, and scholarship programs.**