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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.

Carondelet Shuttle

Carondelet is proud to now offer morning shuttle service from the Tri-Valley area to campus. See more.

360 Academic Advantage

Carondelet's unique and innovative curriculum beginning with the 9th grade classes. Read more.

Contact Us:

Jessica Mix, '99
Director of Admissions
925.686.5353 x367

Ashley Clemens
Assistant Director of Admissions
925.686.5353 x195

Meet our teachers and students during a visit to see what spirit and learning is like at Carondelet!


Fri. Aug. 31
12 p.m.

Admissions events registration opens online for Class of 2023.
Applications open on Wednesday.
Visit apply page

Sat. Sept. 22
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Open House - Carondelet Athletics Complex
Our new home for Cougar Athletics is open and you are warmly welcome to visit and explore the Carondelet Athletics Complex.
RSVP on Facebook

Wed. Oct. 10
6:30 p.m.
Admissions Information Night for 6th-8th grade

RSVP online

Sun. Nov. 4
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Open House for students and parents
Classroom visits, campus tours, meet faculty/students
RSVP online
Wed. Nov. 7
3 p.m.
DEADLINE for Early Bird application fee of $100
Online Application

Mon. Dec. 3
3 p.m.
Application DEADLINE
$125 registration and testing fee; Mail or drop-off copies/NO FAX: Birth Certificate and copy of custody agreement (if applicable)
Online Application
Sat. Dec. 8
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
8th Grade HSPT Prep Course in Garaventa Center

Info and Register here

Tue. Jan 8 DEADLINE to register for High School Placement Test (HSPT)
Info and Register here
Sat. Jan. 12
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
High School Placement Test (HSPT) in Garaventa Center *Results will be emailed directly to families.*

Info and Register here

Fri. Feb. 1
3:00 p.m.
DEADLINE: (mailed from eighth grade school) Confidential Recommendation Form, transcript, and standardized test scores.
Forms available here
Sat. Feb. 2
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Student Interviews
for student and parents
Mon. Feb. 18 DEADLINE: Tuition Assistance and Award/Scholarship Applications Due.
Info and Application here
Fri. March 22 Letters of decision and scholarship/aid awards mailed –decisions will also be available through online portal
Fri. March 29 Deadline: Tuition Agreement and fees
Tue. April 9
6:30 p.m.
Incoming Parents' Meeting with students in Garaventa Center (optional sports meeting to follow)
Mon. April 22
3:00 p.m.
Deadline: Online registration for Algebra I Challenge Test (mandatory ONLY for students to qualify for any math course beyond Algebra 1); and Modern Language Placement Test (mandatory ONLY for students to qualify for any Spanish/French course beyond Spanish 1/French 1). *Online registration will open following decision letters
Mon. April 29 or Tue. April 30 or Wed. May 1
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Algebra I Challenge Test (check-in at Main Office) Please bring #2 pencils (no calculators)
Please choose only one date.
Thu. May 2
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Modern Language Placement Test (check-in at Main Office)
Fri. July 19
1:00 p.m.
Deadline: 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 Admissions Information Night on Wed. October 10 at 6:30 p.m. or for Open House on Sunday, November 4 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Also, schedule a Shadow Visit or Campus Tour to feel the spirit of daily life at Carondelet.

Step 2: Apply
Applications are now open!

Step 3: Test
High School Placement Testing is on Saturday, January 12, 2019 on Carondelet campus.
Register by Tuesday, January 8.

Step 4: Recommendations
Recommendations are due by Friday, February 1.
Please give your school officials plenty of time to complete and return to Carondelet Admissions.

Step 5: Interview
Parent and student interviews are on Saturday, February 2, 2019 on Carondelet campus.

Step 6: Decision
Letters of Decision are mailed on March 22, 2019.

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.

School Tours

School tours are available for parents/guardians and students at 3 p.m.. Tours are one hour long must are only available by reservation.

Sign up here

Application Documents

Required Application Documents

All must have their current school complete and return recommendation and transcript release forms.
All forms must be returned by email ( or mail to Carondelet by Friday, February 1, 2019.

Additionally, all applicants must take the High School Placement Test on Saturday, January 12. Register here.

And all Carondelet applicants must attend a student- and family-interview in the morning of Saturday, February 2.

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 live with heart, faith, courage, and excellence. 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.

Carondelet is a Catholic school that is open and welcoming to all faiths and religious beliefs. We provide a values-­based learning environment that is different from non-­sectarian private and public schools as it provides our students with deeper opportunity to know themselves and discover their purpose.

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, including the opening of our new Carondelet Athletics Complex and our new STEM Innovation Center which will break ground very soon.

Please review the curriculum and learning opportunities, not only for ninth grade but also across the other grades as you begin to think about potential colleges and career paths.At the same time know that we are in the process of continually creating new, innovative course offerings and learning opportunities both within and outside of the classroom. In the past two years alone we have created 18 new course offerings that are transforming how our students learn in ways that truly prepare them for college and their experiences beyond.We also offer a range of services to support students who may need additional support to ensure success for all our students.

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.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at or call our admissions team at 925.686.5353 ext. 367. Thank you again for your interest in our school. I look forward to meeting you!


Mr. Kevin Cushing

Meet Our Students

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