Transfer Applications open
Transfer applications are now open for all grade levels.
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 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.
- Calendar 2019-20
- Calendar 2018-19
- Your Checklist
- Visit Carondelet
- Application Documents
- Letter from the Principal
Important Dates for Fall 2019
Wed. October 16 - Evening
6th-8th grade students and families
Hear the top topics on how to prepare your daughter for the competitive high school admissions process. Learn about our unique curriculum, tuition assistance, acclaimed Athletics program, and personalized college counseling program.
Sun. November 17 - Time TBD
6th-8th grade students and families
Experience what our special community is all about! Visit classrooms, meet our inspired teachers, talk with our enthusiastic students, and learn more about our school from dedicated staff and administration.
HSPT Prep Course
Sat. December 14 - Morning
8th-grade girls and boys
This 3-hour workshop focuses on HSPT tips and test-taking strategies, in partnership with East Bay Prep test preparation center of Concord. Open to any 8th-grade girls and boys who are prospective Catholic high school students.
|Fri. Aug. 31
Admissions events registration opens online for Class of 2023.
|Sat. Sept. 22
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Open House - Carondelet Athletics Complex
|Wed. Oct. 10
|Admissions Information Night for 6th-8th grade
|Sun. Nov. 4
|Open House for students and parents
Classroom visits, campus tours, meet faculty/students
|Wed. Nov. 7
|DEADLINE for Early Bird application fee of $100
|Wed. Nov. 13
|Tour of Carondelet Athletics Complex
Join us for an afternoon tour of our new second campus, home to seven Cougar teams and space for all students. RSVP for tour here.
Tour runs 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
3737 Valley Vista Road
|Fri. Nov. 30||DEADLINE to Register for our 8th Grade HSPT Prep Course. Register here.|
|Fri. Dec. 7
$125 registration and testing fee; Mail or drop-off copies/NO FAX: Birth Certificate and copy of custody agreement (if applicable)
|Sat. Dec. 8
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
|8th Grade HSPT Prep Course in Garaventa Center
|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.*
|Fri. Feb. 1
|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.
for student and parents
Our Admissions team will reach out in January with an appointment time between 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Interviews last a total of 30 minutes - 15 minutes with the student and 15 minutes with the parents/guardians and the student.
|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|
|Mon. April 8
Incoming Students and Families Meeting with students in Garaventa Center (optional sports meeting to follow)
|Mon. April 22
|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
|Algebra I Challenge Test (check-in at Main Office) Please bring #2 pencils (no calculators)
Please choose only one date.
|Thu. May 2
|Modern Language Placement Test (check-in at Main Office)|
|Fri. July 19
|Deadline: Physical Form (mandatory for every Incoming Freshman)|
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.
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 are designed for current 8th and 9th graders who are interested in getting a full or half-day Carondelet experience.
School tours are available for parents/guardians and students at 3 p.m.. Tours are one hour long must are only available by reservation.
Required Application Documents
All must have their current school complete and return recommendation and transcript release forms.
All forms must be returned by email (email@example.com) 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.
Dear Parents / Guardians and Students,
I am 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, supportive, 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 schools 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 our school and families who, together, share in the commitment to and investment in all that Carondelet has to offer that includes the recently opened Carondelet Athletics Complex and the beginning of construction of our STEM Innovation Center.
Please review the curriculum and learning opportunities, not only for ninth grade but also across all other grades as you begin to think about potential colleges and career paths. Our emphasis on providing students with multiple outstanding college-prep opportunities through our Advanced Placement classes, ACT and SAT test prep, Early College Credit classes, and a variety of blended and team-taught courses set our graduates apart.
Our innovative curriculum creates a learning environment that helps students acquire the skills they will need in their ever-changing future. In our classes, students actively use creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills that are vital to their future success – much of which is achieved through active partnerships with universities like UC Berkeley, Carnegie-Mellon, and Stanford. We also offer comprehensive academic and support services to enable success for all students.
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.