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Admissions Process

Request for Information
To obtain a viewbook from the admissions office, please fill out the online information form located here or call the admissions office at (908) 273-1084, Ext.1.
Submit Application
Submit the completed Admissions Application along with a $50 non-refundable application fee payable to Oratory School. An applicant photo is encouraged.
Application Due Date
We welcome your completed application (see Requirements below) for the 2019-2020 school year.
Completed applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now being accepted on a rolling basis.
Please review all of the information below before starting the application process!
1. Online Application

 To apply now for 2019-20, click here.

You may click on the TADS Admissions & Enrollment logo on the right to start the online application process. This includes completion of an Admissions Application and submission of the $50 application fee. Upon your submission of our Application and Payment, our online platform will prompt you to download the following:
      • A transcript release form to be given to your son’s school for the transcripts from the last two years including standardized testing.
      • A transcript release form to be given to your son's school for the first marking period grades of the current school year.
      • English Teacher Recommendation Forms (after the first marking period).
      • Math Teacher Recommendation Forms (after the first marking period).
      • Principal or Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form (after the first marking period).
Recommendation forms are to be given to your son’s current English teacher, Math teacher, and Principal/Guidance Counselor. The completed forms should be sent directly by the writer to TADS as instructed on the forms.
If your son has undergone evaluation by a school psychologist or by an independent educational consultant, then we will also require copies of the test reports.
2. Student Visit- This component is recommended for all, but only required for 7th grade.
After completion of the Online Application, please contact the Office of Admissions to schedule your son for a student visit. Please click here to fill out a medical release form.

3. Student Interview
Student interviews are conducted on an appointment basis or during the “Student for a Day” visit..

4. Parent conference
The parent conference can be scheduled by appointment or on the same day as the “Student for a Day” visit.
5. Admissions Exam
9th Grade Admission Exam
Oratory Preparatory School will be using the Archdiocesan COOP Exam. The exam will be administered at Oratory Prep on Friday, November 9, 2018.  To apply for the Exam on-line, please visit

7th Grade Admission Exam

This exam will be administered by Oratory's Admissions Office on Saturday, December 1, 2018 and Saturday, December 8, 2018. There will be a $55 examination fee. Please contact the Admissions Office for additional information.  To register for the exam, please click here.

All decisions are made by the Admissions Committee. Decisions are mailed on Thursday, January 10, 2019.

Tuition Assistance

Financial Aid

Financial aid at Oratory Prep is based on each family’s ability to pay. To assess financial need, we require families to submit parent financial information to Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS). The TADS Application Form can be accessed online at  The priority financial filing date is Monday, December 3, 2018.

Merit-Based Aid

Applicants to Oratory may also compete for one of several merit scholarships: Bain-Gearin Scholarships, Cardinal Newman Scholarships and Head of School Awards. These scholarships are for students who demonstrate strong character and academic promise through their schoolwork, teacher recommendations, COOP Admission Exam, and the Scholarship/Placement Test.  The merit scholarship test will be held at Oratory Prep on Saturday, December 1, 2018 and Saturday, December 8, 2018.  An applicant will not be considered for any merit scholarships unless he has completed the entire application process by December 3, 2018.  This exam is not mandatory for admission. The registration for this exam will only be completed upon our receipt of a non-refundable fee of $55 mailed to: Admissions at Oratory Prep, 425 Morris Ave., Summit, NJ 07901.  Click here to register for the test.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Thomas R. Boniello
Director of Admissions
Oratory Preparatory School
425 Morris Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901
Phone: (908) 273-1084 Ext. 1
Fax: (908) 273-4120