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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 2021-2022 school year. Completed applications for the 2021-2022 school year are due by December 7, 2020.
Please review all of the information below before starting the application process!
1. Online Application (required)

 The Online Application for the 2021-2022 school year will be posted later in August.

However, you can obtain an application form and supporting documents by calling our Admissions office at (908) 273-1084 ext. 1. 
In exchange for your $50 application fee, we will forward you a fillable pdf Admissions Application to be returned directly to our Admissions office.
At a later date the following 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 forms should be sent or delivered directly by the writer to the
       Oratory Prep Admissions Department after the first marking period.
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. 

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 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 demonstrate strong character and academic promise through their schoolwork, teacher recommendations, and the Scholarship Exam.
This year, the criteria for qualification may be revised to reflect COVID-19 Exam cancellations.
The Merit Scholarship Exam is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, November 21, 2020 and Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Oratory Prep. This Exam is not mandatory for admission. If this Exam occurs, your registration 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. 

If you have any questions, please contact:

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