Cathedral Preparatory School
Villa Maria Academy
Cathedral Preparatory School
Villa Maria Academy

Entrance Exam


Cathedral Prep Entrance Exam

Who: All 8th grade male and female students interested in attending Cathedral Prep
What: Cathedral Preparatory School Entrance Exam (Required for all incoming freshmen)
When: Saturday, November 6th at 8:00 a.m.
Where: Cathedral Prep (Enter at 9th Street Main Entrance - doors open at 7:30 a.m.)
Why: Qualify for Ely Admission and Tuition Scholarships
           **Students who qualify for Early Admission also qualify for Early Admission Discount**

Entrance Exam Information

The Cathedral Preparatory School Entrance Exam, required for all incoming freshmen, will be held Saturday, November 6th at 8:00 a.m. Students may enter through the West 9th Street Main Entrance between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. The exam takes about three hours to complete and will conclude between 11:00am and 11:30am. 

During the exam, from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., there will be an informational meeting for parents in Cathedral Prep’s H. David Bowes Auditorium that will cover the academic curriculum as well as financial aid and tuition payment options. 

There is no need to register for the exam.  The only prerequisite is that students should have completed and submitted an application beforehand.  Applications are submitted online at  There is NO fee to apply and there is NO fee to take the exam.

Students are not permitted to use calculators and will be provided with pencils so there is no need to bring anything.  

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