Thank you for taking the first steps toward a life in plaid!

The decision of which high school to attend is an important one that will be instrumental in shaping your personal character, exploring interests that will lead to college and career choices, and forming lifelong friendships. We look forward to getting to know you!

Applications are due before midnight on Jan. 17, 2019.

Explore Presentation

High School Info Nights

Each fall, Presentation High School participates in High School Information Nights held throughout the Diocese of San Jose. These evening events allow you to learn more about our school and meet some of our students. No advanced registration is required for the High School Information Nights, however we do ask for registration for the Presentation Information Night in October.

Date Location Time
Sept. 11 Resurrection School, Sunnyvale 7-8:30 p.m.
Sept. 12 St. Lucy School, Campbell 7-8:30 p.m.

Sept. 13 St. John the Baptist, Milpitas 7-8:30 p.m.

Sept. 17 Queen of Apostles School, San Jose 7-8:30 p.m.

Sept. 18 Holy Spirit School, San Jose 7-8:30 p.m.

Sept. 19 St. Catherine's School, Morgan Hill6-8:00 p.m.

Private and Public School Information Night @ Pres

Join us on the Presentation campus Thursday, Oct. 18 to learn about what makes Pres stand out. Registration is required for this event, register below.


Application Workshops

Presentation offers four Application Workshops a year for prospective students.
During the workshops, admissions staff guide students step-by-step through the online application and answer any questions the students might have. Current Presentation students are also available to provide assistance.

Wednesday, Oct. 173:30-4:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 303:30-4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 143:30-4:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 43:30-4:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 11

3:30-4:15 p.m.


Open House

See why our students are women of character, faith, innovation, and intellect.

The high school admissions process is all about finding the school that is the best fit for you. You want a partner in education that inspires, empowers and nurtures its students and their unique gifts. We invite you to get to know Presentation and all we offer during our annual Open House.

Open House begins with check-in at the Presentation gym, located in the Athletic Complex. You will be given a ticket to hear the principal's remarks in the Valenzuela Theater, and you'll have the opportunity to sign up for a campus tour. You'll also be able to pick from a variety of sessions and panels on academics, student activities, college counseling and more. Plus, you'll get to meet our department chairs, faculty, and coaches.


Shadow Program

What's the best way to learn about all Presentation has to offer? Spend the day here!

Our shadow program pairs eighth graders with current freshmen or sophomores. The girls attend classes and eat lunch together. Shadow visitors enjoy a free lunch at our school cafeteria and receive a Presentation backpack stuffed with goodies. Each shadow will also earn a stamp in her Presentation Passport! There isn't a better way to experience the Presentation community!

On the day of your shadow visit, prospective students will meet their hostesses in the Reception Room (located in the room to the immediate right of the main campus doors) between 7:15-7:30 a.m. Shadows will receive Presentation backpacks filled with information and a ticket for a free lunch. Shadows will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m.


7th Grade Day

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
1 - 3:30 PM

Especially designed for seventh graders and their families, 7th Grade Day gives an overview of Presentation's academic offerings, student activities and social life.

Students are welcomed to campus with a dessert social hosted by Presentation faculty and students. The social is followed by mini courses (10-15 minutes each), a campus tour, and a showcase of our co-curricular programs including the Presentation Dance Team, Bella Voce and Cantabile choirs, Athletics and Speech and Debate.


8th Grade Christmas Social

At Presentation High School, we get really excited about the Christmas season. One of the ways we celebrate in our community is through our drives for Sacred Heart. Our Student Council and Presentation Ambassadors Club invite you to join us in a celebration of music, photos with Panther (our mascot), games, activities, sweet treats and hot chocolate on December 6 from 4:00 - 5:30 in our Student Center.

If possible, we ask that you bring a toy to donate to Sacred Heart. We will be collecting toys that week for children ages 0-17. Gift cards are also acceptable for the teens.

If you are interested in having some fun and attending the Christmas Party, please sign up by Friday, November 30.

Please only register for this event if you plan on attending. We will purchase supplies based on the "yes" RSVPs we receive.

**This is an optional event.


Middle School Programs

You don't have to be a Presentation student to enjoy all our programs we have to offer. We have many programs tailored to middle school students. Most of our programs are co-ed and are either free or at a very low cost. Click here for details about these programs.

Application Process

Online Application

Applications are available online by clicking here. Submitted applications are charged a non-refundable application fee of $70. Payment is processed by Visa, MasterCard and Discover only.

Incoming Ninth Graders
Applications for incoming ninth grade students must be submitted online by midnight on Jan. 17, 2019.

Transfer Students
Transfer applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Transfer students are only accepted at the start of an academic term,

Entrance Exam

The entrance exam for the Catholic High Schools in the Diocese of San Jose must be taken by all eighth grade applicants on one of the designated Saturdays. Applicants applying to more than one Catholic high school in the Diocese of San Jose may take the exam only once.

Students should take the examination at the school they are most interested in attending. Scores may be sent to other high schools in the Diocese as requested by the applicant on the day of the entrance examination. Pre-registration deadline is Jan. 10, 2019 at midnight. Walk-in registration is welcome.

Date Time
Saturday, Jan. 12 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 26 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Students should arrive at the testing site no later than 8:30 a.m. and will have completed their exam at approximately 12:00 p.m..


School Recommendation

Please print the school recommendation form, fill out the applicant section and give it to your teacher, school counselor or principal. The form should be mailed directly from your school to Presentation by Feb. 6, 2019. One letter of recommendation per applicant is required.



Please print out the transcript request form, print it out and give it to your school. The completed transcript form should be mailed directly from your school to Presentation by Feb. 6, 2019.

Pastor Verification Letter (If Applicable)

Catholic applicants who do not attend a Catholic elementary school are required to submit a letter from their pastor confirming active participation in their parish. Pastor verification letters should be mailed to Presentation by Feb. 6, 2019.


Financial Aid

At Presentation, applying for admission and applying for financial aid are two separate processes that are independent of one another. Presentation has a "need-blind" admissions policy; a student's financial background is not considered during the enrollment process.

Please visit the financial aid page on the Presentation website for more information about tuition and financial assistance. The application for financial aid will be available online in mid-December.

Financial aid applications are due to FACTS by Feb. 4, 2019. It is important for families to read the instructions and meet all deadlines. Incomplete and late forms will seriously jeopardize your request for financial aid. 

Any questions regarding financial aid should be directed to Lisa Bunnell:

Click here for the Financial Aid Application.

Admissions Calendar

High School Information Nights
Sept. 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19

7-8:30 p.m.

Public & Private School Information Night
Oct. 18
7-9:00 p.m.

Application Workshops
Oct. 17
Oct. 30
Dec. 4
Dec. 11
3:30-4:15 p.m.

Open House
Oct. 28
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

8th Grade Christmas Social
December 6
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Entrance Exam Test 
Jan. 12
Jan. 26
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Applications Due
Jan. 17

Financial Aid Application Deadline
Feb. 4

Transcripts Due
Feb. 6

Recommendations Due
Feb. 6

Decisions Emailed
March 15

Plaid to Meet You / Accepted Students Evening
March 21
4-6 p.m.

7th Grade Day
March 27
1-3:30 p.m.

Deposits and Registration Due
March 28 by 4:00 p.m.

Incoming Frosh BBQ/Scheduling Night
May 1
5:30-8:30 p.m.