How to Apply

List of 6 items.

  • Submit an online application and $50 non-refundable fee.

    For Current Families
    Click on the Apply Now button on the right.
    Please enter your SaintsNet username and password when asked.

    For Prospective Families

    • Click on the Apply Now button on the right.
    • Select the blue "Create Account" link to create a SaintsNet username and password.
    • After entering your basic information, select the "Create Account" button.
    • If the system recognizes your email address, your email address will be highlighted in red after you press submit. If this occurs, select the "Forgot Login?" button. You will then be prompted to enter your email address to receive an automatic reply containing your SaintsNet username and password.
    • Once you receive a SaintsNet username and password you will have access to complete the online application, monitor your son's progress through the admissions process and learn more about St. Christopher's.
  • Complete the Permission to Release Form

    Completing and turning this form in to the registrar / school counselor at your son’s current school will allow them to send official transcripts (previous three years) and teacher recommendations (typically your son’s current English and Math teachers).
  • Register to take the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT)

    As part of the application process your son will take a standardized test, the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) - Upper Level Test. You may sign up online at A searchable database of dates and test sites is available as part of the online registration. Please put St. Christopher's school code (7124) on the form so that we will receive a copy of the results. Below are SSAT national testing dates when the test is offered at St. Catherine’s, Collegiate, or St. Christopher's.
  • Attend Upper School Admission Events

    A variety of admissions events are planned to share information about St. Christopher's and to get to know you and your son.

    Middle & Upper School Open House Program  

    • November 5, 2019 from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. 
    • Applicants and their parents are invited to attend this morning program. Highlights include a student-led tour and interaction with faculty members.

    Shadow / Visit Day:
    As an applicant for Upper School, we will also schedule a day for your son to visit his appropriate grade and shadow a current student for the majority of the day. This day will usually include your son completing a required writing sample in the admissions office. A normal Upper School shadow day begins in chapel at 8am and will conclude after lunch in the afternoon and is typically scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, or Friday.
    • Shadow visits for applicants wanting to be considered for the 1st round of 9th grade decisions will begin to be scheduled between December 3, 2019 through early March 2020 after an application has been submitted. Shadow visits will be scheduled for other applicants through the beginning of May 2020.

    Revisit Program:
    Accepted candidates and their parents will be invited to attend this program. Highlights include attending Upper School Chapel, a student Q & A session with current seniors, a student tour of St. Catherine’s, an information session for parents with Upper School Faculty, and lunch with a diverse group of teachers, activity directors, and coaches. 
    • March 18 & 22, 2020 from 8:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Initial admissions notification letters for 9th grade will be sent electronically on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 12:00pm.

  • After March 29, 2020, admission decisions for Upper School will continue on a rolling basis as space permits.


List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Lance Clelland

    Lance Clelland 

    Director of Middle and Upper School Admissions and Coach (1 season)
    (804) 282-3185 x2391
    Northwestern University - BS
  • Photo of Hamill Jones

    Hamill Jones 00

    Director of Admissions and Financial Aid and Coach (1 season)
    (804) 282-3185 x4620
    Washington & Lee University - BA
    University of Richmond - MLA
  • Photo of Gail Douthat

    Gail Douthat 

    Administrative Assistant to the Admissions and Financial Aid Office
    (804) 282-3185 x2390
    Rollins College - BA
    Virginia Commonwealth University - MT
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