Carondelet High School


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Thank you for your interest in Carondelet High School!

At Carondelet, you'll gain confidence to discover your highest potential. With our innovative programs, personalized counseling and a strong emphasis on faith, Catholic values, and character development, young women are better prepared for college, career and life. That's our heritage. That's the spirit of Carondelet.


View a PDF of the calendar here

Sept. 1Opening of online application

Nov. 5
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open House for students and parents
Classroom visits, campus tours, meet faculty/students
Nov. 8Deadline for Early Bird application fee of $100
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)
Jan. 10Deadline to register for High School Placement Test (HSPT)
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.*
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

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

Deadline: Fees/Tuition Agreement

Apr. 176:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Incoming Freshman Parents' Meeting with Students in Garaventa Center (optional sports meeting to follow)
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).
Apr. 30
May 1
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Algebra I Challenge Test (check-in at Main Office)
Please bring #2 pencils (no calculators)
May 34 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Modern Language Placement Test
(check-in at Main Office)
July 20Deadline: Physical Form (mandatory for every Incoming Freshman)

Need more info? Please contact

Mrs. Jessica Mix '99
Director of Admissions
925.686.5353 x367

Application Documents

Application Documents

HSPT Registration
(coming soon)

All updated forms for the 2017-18 application year will be available on or before Sept. 1, 2018.

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 Admissions
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 environ¬ment. 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
    • 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 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 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

Shadow Visits & Tours

Shadow Visits and Tours availability will begin September 1. We look forward to your visit to Carondelet!

Shadow Visits

Shadow visits are designed for current 8th and 9th graders who are interested in getting a full or half-day school experience. Students will be paired with a current Carondelet student and will accompany her to classes and school events. We hope this opportunity allows prospective students to experience the daily Carondelet spirit!

School Tours

School tours are available for parents/guardians and students by appointment. Availability to schedule tours will begin in September 2017.

Applications available here
September 1

Does your daughter need a lift? Check out our new ride-sharing partner, Zum, which offers safe, flexible solutions to all of your daughter's commute needs. Drivers are fully vetted drivers and TrustLine certified. Learn more here.

Meet Our Students

and discover how Carondelet brings out the best in young women like RJ, Sabrina, Tatyana, Jaleh, Kelley, Sophia, Jericka & Hannah.

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