Step 1: Visit
Join us for Info Night on Wed., Oct. 10 or for Open House on Sun., Nov. 4.
Or, schedule a Shadow Visit or Campus Tour to feel the spirit of daily life at Carondelet.

Step 2: Apply
Fill out your application online.
Apply by Fri., Dec. 7, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.
If you missed the deadline, please contact Mrs. Jessica Mix as soon as possible.

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 Diocese of Oakland will administer the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at each of the eight East Bay Catholic high schools on Satruday, January 12, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is required of all 9th grade applicants. All students must register online for the HSPT by January 8, 2019. Register online here. Please register to take the test at a school to which you have applied. You only have to take the test once. Parents will receive a copy of their student's results via email directly from Scholastic Testing Service in March 2019.

Students: Bring at least two #2 pencils to the test. Calculators are not allowed.

Parents: Please arrive no later than 8:15 a.m. in front of the Garaventa Center at Carondelet, where a guide will greet you and escort your student to their seat. Parents are welcome to stay for coffee and light refreshments in our Inner Court


Personal interviews are held on Saturday, February 2 on campus at Carondelet. 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. Please contact with any questions or concerns.

Admission Policy

Carondelet High School admits qualified young women of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of admission/educational policies, athletic, financial assistance, and other school-administered programs.

Admission Information

The Admissions Committee considers each ninth grade applicant based on the student’s desire to attend Carondelet; high school placement test; standardized testing in middle school grades; seventh and eighth grade report cards (academics, attendance, conduct, effort); school report by Principal or Designated official; language and mathematics placement recommendations.

Although Carondelet’s curriculum is rigorously college prep, support services are available to students who may require additional support. Interviews, when deemed necessary, will be scheduled.

A wait pool will be maintained for qualified students who cannot be accepted because of full enrollment. Students who do not qualify will be so informed.

Tenth and eleventh grade applicants’ eligibility will be determined on the above criteria in addition to an interview, high school transcript, letters of recommendation and Carondelet’s ability to provide a program of studies that will meet graduation requirements. Twelfth grade eligibility is limited.

In the case of a former student re-applying, she and her parents must meet with the principal before beginning the re-admission process.