Applying to St. Joseph Hill Academy High School

St. Joseph Hill Academy welcomes young women interested in growing academically, socially, and spiritually. As our school mission states, “St. Joseph Hill Academy High School, a Catholic high school, in keeping with Christian values and the traditions of the Daughters of Divine Charity, seeks to educate and empower young women to be confident independent thinkers with strong character and leadership qualities, who stand ready to meet society’s challenges.”

It is our belief that young women flourish and reach their full potential at St. Joseph Hill Academy. This is because we foster an environment that is: 

  • Safe (we believe all students have the right to a safe educational environment)
  • Educational (we believe students rise to meet high academic and moral standards)
  • Empowering (we believe in empowering students so they develop into independent thinkers and confident leaders)
  • Service-oriented (we believe community service leads to social consciousness and appreciation for diversity)
  • Enriching (we believe making God's love visible in the world every day is the highest good ... it is also our school motto "Summum Bonum")

Students are admitted based on the results of the Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS), the applicant’s 6th, 7th, and 8th grade record. Hill considers all applicants regardless of religion, race, or national origin. 223 is the place to be!

We are confident you will have four unforgettable years at St. Joseph Hill Academy High School!


Transfer students are considered for admission based on available space, current high school record, and standardized test scores. Students interested in transferring should contact the Office of Admissions at

spring tours
7th Graders are invited to sign up for a Spring Private Tour on either Wednesday, May 18th from 3:00-6:00 pm or Wednesday, May 25th from 3:00-5:00 pm. Tours are led by our Student Ambassadors and will take approximately 30 minutes. Spots are filling up quickly so we encourage you to register today!


Incoming 9th Grader Application Process
Please note: the admissions timeline for the Class of 2027 will be updated in the coming weeks
Step 1:  Register to take the TACHS, the entrance exam for Catholic high schools. For more information on the exam and to register, visit  If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, you must list Hill first or second.  Our code on the TACHS exam is 223.

Step 2: If you wish to sit for our SCHOLARSHIP EXAM, please register for the 12/1 exam here. In addition to the Scholarship Exam, there are unique named Scholarship Opportunities listed here for accepted students to apply for prior to registration. They will open to applicants after January 19, 2022.


Step 3: Think about which Pathway you would like to be on when you are a Hilltopper. St. Joseph Hill offers two separate pathways. We have the STEM pathway that emphasizes math, technology, science, and engineering. We also have the Humanities pathway that emphasizes language, literature, history, and social sciences. Familiarize yourself with each and decide which best suits your interests. You can learn about the Pathways and the full breadth of our academic program of study here.