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Admissions Process

Request for Information
 
To obtain a viewbook from the admissions office, please fill out the online information form 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 2021-2022 school year. Completed applications for the 2021-2022 school year are due by December 7, 2020.
 
Requirements
 
Please review all of the information below before starting the application process!
 
1. Online Application (required)
 

 Click here to begin your application for the 2021-2022 school year. 

 
After completion of the application form, the following material will need to be submitted:
      • 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).
     
       Transcript releases and recommendation forms are to be given to your son's school.
       
      The completed recommendation forms should be submitted directly by the writer
      electronically either using the links provided in the Applicant Checklist, or by email to
 
If your son has undergone evaluation by a school psychologist or by an independent educational consultant, then we will also require copies of the most recent test reports and plan if applicable.
 
2. Student Visit
 
In order to protect our on-campus community from COVID-19, we are currently offering a virtual tour of our campus. After completion of the Application, please contact the Office of Admissions to schedule your son for an interview.

3. Student Interview (required)
 
Student interviews are conducted electronically via Zoom or Google Meet on an appointment basis. Please call Admissions to schedule an interview.

4. Parent conferences (required)
 
Parent conferences are conducted electronically via Zoom or Google Meet and usually occur after student interviews.
 
5. COOP/HSPT Admissions Exam (waived for 2020)
 
9th Grade Admission Exam
 
Although Oratory Prep traditionally uses the Archdiocesan COOP/HSPT Exam, the Exam will be waived this year. 

7th Grade Admission Exam

Although Oratory Prep traditionally uses a 7th Grade Admissions Exam, the Exam will be waived this year. 
 
Decisions

All decisions are made by the Admissions Committee. Decisions are mailed on Thursday, January 14, 2021.

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 www.mytads.com. Priority financial filing date is Friday, December 7, 2020.

Merit-Based Aid

Applicants to Oratory Prep 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 have shown exemplary performance in the classroom and who demonstrate maturity and clarity as evidenced in their Oratory Prep Merit Scholarship Essays.
 
Please click here to request an Oratory Prep Merit Scholarship Essay Application.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Thomas R. Boniello
Director of Admissions
Phone: (908) 273-1084 Ext. 1
Fax: (908) 273-4120
admissions@oratoryprep.org