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Thank you for your interest in Carondelet High School!

Carondelet is more than a gateway to college and a successful career. It's a place where lives are transformed, where character is built and where lifetime friendships are forged with 800 fellow students. It is a school that is passionately and personally dedicated to bringing out the best in each student.
How will Carondelet bring out the best in you?
We can't wait to find out.


View a PDF of the calendar here

Fri. Sept. 1Opening of online application

Sun. Nov. 5
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open House for students and parents
Classroom visits, campus tours, meet faculty/students. Learn more.
Wed. Nov. 8Deadline for Early Bird application fee of $100
Fri. Dec. 1Deadline to submit application
On website: Application/$125 registration & testing fee
Mail or drop off copies/NO Fax: Birth Certificate
Copy of custody agreement (if applicable)
Wed. Jan. 10Deadline to register for High School Placement Test (HSPT)
Sat. Jan. 208:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Placement Test (HSPT) in Garaventa Center

*Results will be emailed and mailed directly to families from Scholastic Testing Services Inc.*
Fri. Feb. 2Deadline: (from 8th grade school)

All students
Transcript & Academic Release Form

For students from a diocesan school
Diocesan Recommendation Form

For students from public & independent schools
Recommendation Form - English Teacher
Recommendation Form - Principal/Counselor
Recommendation Form - Math Teacher

Sat. Feb. 38 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Interview for students and parents
(Meet in Garaventa Center)
Mon. Feb. 5Deadline: Tuition Assistance Applications Due
Fri. Mar. 16Letters of decision mailed
Fri. Mar. 23

Deadline: Fees/Tuition Agreement

Tue. Apr. 176:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Incoming Freshman Parents' Meeting with Students in Garaventa Center (optional sports meeting to follow)
Mon. Apr. 23Deadline: Online registration for Algebra I Challenge Test (mandatory ONLY for students to qualify for any math course beyond Algebra I); and Modern Language Placement Test (mandatory ONLY for students to qualify for any Spanish/French course beyond Spanish 1/French 1).
Mon. Apr. 30
Tue. May 1
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Algebra I Challenge Test (check-in at Main Office)
Please bring #2 pencils (no calculators)
Thu. May 34 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Modern Language Placement Test
(check-in at Main Office)
Fri. July 20Deadline: Physical Form (mandatory for every Incoming Freshman)

Need more info? Please contact

Mrs. Jessica Mix '99
Director of Enrollment
925.686.5353 x367

Your Checklist

Step 1: Visit
Join us for Open House on Sunday, November 5 from 2 - 4 p.m. Or, schedule a Shadow Visit or Campus Tour to feel the spirit of daily life at Carondelet.

Step 2: Apply
Apply by December 1.

Step 3: Test
High School Placement Testing is on Saturday, January 20, 2018 on Carondelet campus.
Register by January 10.

Step 4: Interview
Parent and student interviews are on Saturday, February 3, 2018 on Carondelet campus.

Step 5: Decision
Letters of Decision are mailed on March 16, 2018.

Visit Carondelet

The best way to learn more about Carondelet is to visit our campus and meet our Cougars! We look forward to your visit!

Shadow Visits

Shadow visits are designed for current 8th and 9th graders who are interested in getting a full or half-day Carondelet experience. Visiting students will be paired with a current student and will accompany her to classes and school events for the day. This allows prospective students to experience the Carondelet spirit we feel everyday! Schedule your Shadow Visit here.

School Tours

School tours are available for parents/guardians and students by appointment. Tours begin at 3 p.m. on available dates and last one hour. Schedule your Carondelet tour here.

"The Road to College"

The Road to College is a free presentation that provides strategies for identifying your child’s passions to help pave the way for making your child’s college admission dreams come true. Join us for this free seminar with Liz Paz-Rumore, JD, noted college placement specialist with a 15-year track record of preparing students for college and helping families afford it.
Thur. Oct. 26, 7-8:30 p.m.
Learn more and RSVP here.

Application Documents

Application Documents

HSPT Registration. More information can be found here.

Forms to be Returned

All students:

For students from a diocesan school:

For students from public & independent schools:

Need more info? Please contact

Mrs. Jessica Mix '99
Director of Enrollment
925.686.5353 x367

Letter from the Principal

Dear Parents / Guardians and Students,

I am so pleased you are interested in Carondelet for your daughter’s high school education. Carondelet is a very special place, offering young women a transformative educational experience in an encouraging, caring, and compassionate environment. Since its founding in 1965 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Carondelet has lived out its mission to provide young women with a program of academic excellence that embraces each student’s unique gifts, builds confidence, and calls our young women to a life of purpose and service. The success of this approach is evident in the school’s strong college placement record and in our impressive alumnae who are making a positive difference in the world.

We know a great experience at Carondelet is the result of an effective partnership between parents/guardians and daughters who, together, share in the commitment to and investment in all that Carondelet has to offer. Please take a moment to review the following items to help you and your family decide whether Carondelet is the right fit for you. We hope it is, and we look forward to receiving your application.

  • Read our Mission and Vision statements. Does your family embrace these values? Carondelet is a Catholic school that is open and welcoming to all faiths and religious beliefs, but we provide a values-based learning environment, and that is different than a non-sectarian private school.
  • Review the curriculum and learning opportunities for ninth grade and across other grades. We are in the process of creating truly innovative course offerings and learning opportunities both within and outside of the classroom. Will these courses and learning opportunities serve your daughter’s needs? Carondelet’s curriculum is rigorously college prep, while offering a range of services to support students who may need additional assistance.
  • Look over our School Profile, Admission Policy, and other information on our Admission pages online. Does the school appear to be a good fit for your daughter?
  • Consider not just academic needs but also:
    • Projected expenses for four years, including tuition, books, iPads, uniforms, and co-curricular and social activities. We do offer tuition assistance for those who qualify: Please see our Tuition Assistance link online at www.carondeleths.org/admissions.
    • Transportation needs

I hope that after reviewing the above items, you are more eager than ever to apply to Carondelet. The application can be found online at www.carondeleths.org/admissions. As you move through the application process over the coming weeks, you will be able to check the status of your submitted documents by logging back in to your daughter’s online account at any time. No need to call us unless you have a question or need personal assistance.

I also personally invite you to our Open House on Sunday, November 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. This is a great opportunity for your family to learn more about our school and meet Carondelet faculty, staff, students, and prospective students.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us: email admissions@carondeleths.org or call (925) 686-5353. Thank you again for your interest in our school, and I look forward to meeting you!

In God’s love,
Mr. Kevin Cushing
Carondelet High School

Meet Our Students

Discover how Carondelet brings out the best in young women like Kelley, Jericka, Sophia, Jaleh, Hannah, and Sabrina.

Contact Us:

Jessica Mix, '99
Director of Enrollment
925.686.5353 x367

Ashley Clemens
Assistant Director of Enrollment
925.686.5353 x195

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