Apply & Inquire

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 Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

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. 18, 2017.

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

Entrance Exam

Presentation offers the High School Placement Test (HSPT) twice a year: Saturday, Jan. 20 and Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Applicants applying to Catholic high schools in San Jose, San Francisco or Oakland only need to take the test once; the results can be shared with other schools.

If Presentation is your first choice, we strongly recommend that you take the HSPT at Presentation.

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. 7, 2018. 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. 7, 2018.

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. 8, 2017.

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. 6, 2017. 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:

Admissions Calendar

Key Dates

High School Information Nights
Sept. 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20
7-9:00 p.m.

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

Application Workshops
Oct. 18
Nov. 1
Nov. 8
Dec. 5
3:30-4:15 p.m.

Open House
Oct. 29
10 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Entrance Exam
Jan. 20
Jan. 27
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Applications Due
Jan. 18

Financial Aid Application Deadline
Feb. 5

Transcripts Due
Feb. 7

Recommendations Due
Feb. 7

Decisions Emailed
March 16

Plaid to Meet You / Accepted Students Evening
March 22
4-6 p.m.

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

Deposits and Registration Due ($1,600)
March 27
by 4:00 p.m.

Incoming Frosh BBQ/Scheduling Night
April 25
5-9:00 p.m.