Admissions

Time after time, Shamrock alumni tell us how transformational their four years were. The young men of Saint Patrick High School grow mentally, spiritually and physically during their time here. Come for a tour of the campus or visit for a Shadow Day and experience the brotherhood in person.

JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD AT SAINT PATRICK HIGH SCHOOL

We are thrilled you are considering the quality education offered at Saint Patrick High School. Families who take the time to explore St. Pat’s – the oldest, all-male Catholic high school in Chicago – will discover that our Lasallian institution has centered on the individual student since 1861.

Our student body consists of young men from all across the Chicagoland area, and beyond. They come from families with a wide range of ethnicities, ideologies, financial capabilities and even religious beliefs.

Together, we are Shamrocks. We would love for you to consider joining our family and experiencing the brotherhood that Saint Patrick has to offer.

At Saint Patrick, we want to make sure every student has the opportunity to become a Shamrock! We are fortunate to have generous alumni and benefactors that allow us to offer a number of scholarships, including academic, legacy and first responder scholarships, as well as tuition assistance for families experiencing financial hardship. Click here for more information.

We look forward to meeting you!

The Saint Patrick High School Admissions Team
admissions@stpatrick.org

THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS

FOR INCOMING STUDENTS
1

Come Shadow for a Day

Shadow Days are a great way to familiarize your son with the true Shamrock experience. Spend a day with a student experiencing the brotherhood, getting to know the schedule flow, and seeing how special our school is first hand. Register here!

2

Visit us for Open House

Open House is one of the best ways to learn more about Saint Patrick High School. Our Fall 2022 Open Houses open to 6th, 7th & 8th grade families will be Thursday, October 20th at 6:30 pm and Sunday, October 23rd at 1 pm.

3

Familiarize Yourself with the Admissions Calendar

We have a comprehensive calendar posted here for the Class of 2027 with mandatory and optional deadlines listed as well as more resources for parents and students.

4

Register for Placement Exam

All incoming Freshmen must take the placement exam (December 3, 2022). Registration opens three weeks prior to exam. Families who tested at another Catholic high school may transfer their exam results to Saint Patrick.

5

Submit Family Information Form

Class of 2027 Family Information form will become available on Saturday, December 3, 2022 (Placement Exam day.)

6

Apply for Tuition Assistance (if applicable)

If you believe you qualify for Tuition Assistance, please visit our Tuition Assistance page for Class of 2027 which will be available online on Saturday, December 3, 2022 (Placement Exam day.) 

TRANSFER FORMS CHECKLIST

Before we can process your applications, there are a series of forms that must be submitted to begin the process.

You will need :

  • TRANSFER STUDENT APPLICATION FORM
  • STUDENT PARENT INFORMATION SHEET
  • EXTRACURRICULAR QUESTIONNAIRE
  • TRANSCRIPT OF CREDITSAn unofficial transcript of credits from any and all previous high schools must be on file in the school office before the application becomes active, including a copy of your most recent report card and a copy of his current medical record. The student should have a “C” average and up-to-date credits. Any deficiency may require Summer School or repeating year.
  • DISCIPLINE RECORD FORMA Discipline Record Form should be completed by the Dean of Students or Director of Discipline at present school and returned directly to us.
  • TRANSFER PROBATION CONTRACTA Transfer Probation Contract should be signed and returned with the application.

ADMISSIONS CALENDAR

    DATE
    DESCRIPTION
Friday, September 9   First Shamrock Shadow Day for 8th Graders
Thursday, October 20   Open House #1, 6:30 PM
Sunday, October 23   Open House #2, 1:00 PM
Friday, November 4   Pre-registration opens for Class of 2027 Placement Exam 
Saturday, November 12   Class of 2027 Placement Exam Registration Opens!
Thursday, December 1   Last Shamrock Shadow Day for 8th Graders
Saturday, December 3   Class of 2027 Placement Exam, 8 AM (arrive 7:45am)
Saturday, December 3   Tuition Assistance application available through FACTS

 

MEET THE ADMISSIONS TEAM

Michael Bailey

Physical Education Teacher, Admissions, Head Basketball Coach
mbailey@stpatrick.org
(773) 282-8844, ext. 239

Joe Cermak ’04

Director of Admissions
jcermak@stpatrick.org
(773) 282-8844, ext. 230

Dan Galante

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS, ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND FOOTBALL COACH
djgalante@stpatrick.org
(773) 282-8844, ext. 232