Welcome to Presentation Admissions: Whether you are new to Presentation or have been on our campus previously, we want to help you through the process of learning about what we have to offer.

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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 below.

Sept. 12Resurrection School, Sunnyvale7-8:30 p.m.
Sept. 13St. Lucy School, Campbell7-8:30 p.m.

Sept. 14St. John Vianney School, San Jose7-8:30 p.m.

Sept. 18Queen of Apostles School, San Jose7-8:30 p.m.

Sept. 19Holy Spirit School, San Jose7-8:30 p.m.

Sept. 20St. Mary School, Gilroy7-8:30 p.m.

Private and Public School Information Night

Join us on the Presentation campus Wednesday, Oct. 18 to learn about what makes Pres stand out. This event requires registration.


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. 183:30-4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 13:30-4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 83:30-4:15 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 133:30-4:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 5

3:30-4:15 p.m.


Shadow Program

Be A Pres GirlWhat'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.


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 Miller 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.

7th Grade Day

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
12:45 - 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 7th 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 December 1st.

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

**This is an optional event.


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 Hose 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.

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..


Admissions Calendar

Key Dates

High School Information Nights
Sept. 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 25
7-9:00 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.-1:00 p.m.

8th Grade Christmas Party
December 6
3:30-5:00 p.m.

Entrance Exam Test Dates
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. 7

Recommendations Due
Feb. 7

Decisions Emailed
March 15

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

7th Grade Day
March 21
12:45-3:30 p.m.

Deposits and Registration Due
March 26
by 4:00 p.m.

Incoming Frosh BBQ/Scheduling Night
May 2
5-9:00 p.m.