Each year, the school holds three Open Houses.
Two are held in the early fall and one is held in the spring.
Ask your school principal or 7th & 8th grade teachers, check the
newspapers or call the SDA Admissions office for the dates.
Dates are set every fall for 8th grade students to spend the day at SDA with a current sophomore.
In the spring of each year, 7th grade students can spend the day with a current freshman.
Schedule a visit.
The Admissions staff is always willing to meet with any student who
wishes to consider SDA for her high school experience. Families are
You must apply to be considered for admission to Saint Dominic Academy.
All applicants are required to submit three items to SDA:
Application for Admission
Apply by Mail: SDA_Application
For an incoming freshman class, applications must be received no later than December 1 of the student’s 8th grade year.
This application should be mailed by the student to: Andrea Apruzzese, Director of Admission, Saint Dominic Academy, 2572 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07304.
Ninth Grade Applicant Record
This entrance exam is required of all students interested in attending Saint Dominic Academy beginning in their freshman year. Complete instructions can be found on the COOP website.
You must register to take the exam which is usually administered in November of a student’s 8th grade year. SDA is a test site. If a student wishes to take the test at SDA, the school’s code number is 826.
A student will receive instructions, and an Admission Form, that she must bring with her to the test site.
Letters of decision are sent to all students in mid-January on a date set by the Archdiocese of Newark.
Students who are accepted at SDA are notified of their class placement (College Prep/Honors) and of financial awards (scholarships/legacy grants/tuition assistance) at the time of the decision.
Families hoping for tuition assistance should apply for financial aid at the same time that the school application is being filed so the award can be given at the time of acceptance. (See Tuition for more information.)
Students wishing to transfer to Saint Dominic Academy must complete an Application for Admission and must have her official transcripts forwarded to Andrea Apruzzese, Director of Admissions, Saint Dominic Academy, 2572 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, New Jersey 07304.
Upon satisfactory review of a transfer applicant’s records, a mandatory interview will be scheduled.
Upon acceptance, a transfer student’s tuition must be paid up-to-date before she can begin class.
International Students must be in possession of a legal student VISA in order to be a student at Saint Dominic Academy.
Every student will put down her high school choices on the COOP application; that is how SDA receives each student’s scores.
Please make SDA your #1 choice!
Should you have any remaining questions about the SDA Admissions process,
Director of Admissions
201-434-5938, ext. 14