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Admissions Process

Saint Joseph is an all-boys, private, Catholic, College Preparatory School, located on 77 acres in Metuchen, New Jersey.


We understand that your son’s high school education is an important decision, and we appreciate that you are considering Saint Joe’s. Please know that as we review each applicant for admission we take a comprehensive and holistic approach.

Admissions overview

Saint Joseph is operated by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, who have been active in American education since their arrival from Lyons, France in 1847. The faculty consists of exceptional lay and religious educators with over 80% holding advanced degrees. Saint Joseph admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin or creed and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by the National Association of Independent Schools.


Contact our Director of Admissions, Mr. Miguel Cabrita '91 at either of the following:

732-549-7600 x223


Admissions checklist

  1. Complete the Online Application
  2. Register for Freshman for a Day
  3. Make an Appointment for a Student Interview (if not done during Freshmen for a Day)
  4. Submit Transcript Release Form
  5. Register for Fall Prep Course
  6. Register for SJHS Entrance Exam
  7. Apply for Need-Based Financial Assistance
  8. Submit Accepted Student Registration Fee

online application

Thank you for your interest in Saint Joe's! The first step in our admissions process is to fill out the online application, which can be accessed using the button below. 

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freshman for a day

Freshman for a Day allows current 7th and 8th graders to experience what the Brotherhood is like by going through the schedule of an assigned guide.

Prospective students will get the opportunity to conduct their student interview at the end of their visit.

Freshman For A Day for current 8th graders begins September 19, 2022 and for current 7th graders begins March 6, 2023.

Sign up for Freshman for a Day by clicking the button below. 

sign up for freshman for a day

student interview

All prospective students are required to participate in a formal student interview with one of our Partners in Mission. 

All Freshmen for a Day participants will have the chance to do a sit down interview at the end of their visit. Otherwise, please email Mrs. Kaloyerakis at or call (732) 549-7600 x221 to set up an interview time. 

transcript release form

As a part of the admissions process, Saint Joseph will need access to final grades and test scores for the 6th and 7th grades, as well as current grades and test scores for the 8th grade year. You can submit the form below to your current school.

submit transcript release form

fall prep course

The Saint Joseph High School Entrance Exam Prep Course prepares applicants for the Saint Joseph High School Entrance Exam. Saint Joseph High School uses this test to determine admission into the school, placement into college prep, honors, and AP courses, and scholarship eligibility. 

Students will learn specific test taking strategies and acquire greater expertise in verbal and mathematical skills. Students will benefit by instruction from Saint Joseph High School faculty who will prepare them for the demands of this exam. 

sign up for fall prep course

saint joseph entrance exam

Students interested in applying to Saint Joseph High School for the 9th Grade must complete the Saint Joseph High School Entrance Exam.

Saint Joseph High School is an independent school and administers its own entrance exam.

Exam results from other schools will not be accepted.

register for entrance exam

need-based financial assistance

Here at Saint Joe's, we understand that investing in your son's academic future is a substantial decision. We believe the focus of your decision should reside solely in your family's desire to provide your son with the best future possible. Tuition affordability should not discourage your son from applying for a Saint Joseph High School education.

apply for financial assistance


welcome to the nest

Congratulations on your acceptance into Saint Joseph High School! You can reserve your spot today by submitting the accepted students registration fee. We look forward to seeing you next year!

submit registration fee

transfer/international students

Saint Joseph accepts transfer students into the 9th, 10th and 11th grades. We also accept a limited number of International Students each year.

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