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Click on the questions below to learn more about the admissions process. For additional information, contact our Admissions office at  203.322.3401 x13 or via email.

Does my child have to take an entrance exam?

As part of the application process, all students applying to Trinity Catholic High School as incoming freshmen must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) entrance exam.  We will administer the entrance exam at 8:00 a.m. on: 
  -  Saturday, October 31, 2015 *
  -  Saturday, November 14, 2015 *

* To qualify for an academic scholarship or financial aid, the entrance exam must be taken on one of these two dates.

Transfer students are not required to take an entrance exam. Their applications are considered on the basis of their current school records.

Please contact the Admissions Office at 203.322.3401 x13 with any questions.

What test is used for the entrance exam?

Eighth graders take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) which provides information on student achievement in the following cognitive and basic skills areas:  verbal and quantitative skills, reading, mathematics, and language.

How do I register for the entrance exam?

To register for the exam, a parent/guardian must complete the Application for Admission form and send it to the Trinity Catholic Admissions Office with the $50.00 non-refundable application fee. To have an application mailed to you, please call the Admissions Office at 203.322.3401 x13 or email us.

What records does Trinity Catholic High School need?

As part of the application process, your student's records from the 6th through 8th grade are required. The Release of Records Authorization Form is provided for this purpose.  Transfer students are required to submit their most current report card and class schedule.  They will be contacted to schedule an interview.

When will Trinity Catholic High School mail the decision letters?

Decision letters will be mailed beginning December 15, 2015, and after that, on a rolling basis.

What is the next step in the application process after a student receives a decision letter?

In order to guarantee your student’s place in the freshmen class for the school year 2016-2017, he/she must be registered (registration form completed and $200 tuition deposit received) by February 26, 2016. Acceptance letters will include information regarding enrollment.

Are there any scholarships available?

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN 
Academic scholarships are available for a select number of incoming freshmen students who attain the highest scores on the HSPT entrance exam and have achieved high academic standing in their current school. To be considered for a scholarship, your child MUST have taken the entrance exam at Trinity Catholic High School on either of the Fall 2015 test dates.  

For further information, please contact our Admissions Office at 203.322.3401 x13 or email us.


CURRENT PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS

  - The William Nayden Memorial Scholarship
The William Nayden Foundation offers a one-time scholarship to incoming freshmen and current sophomore and junior students based on financial need and academic standing.  To be considered for this scholarship, students must complete the William Nayden Memorial Scholarship application.  They must be registered for the 2016-2017 school year and have paid their $200 non-refundable deposit.  

Please note that current upper classmen must re-apply for this scholarship each year.  Parents are required to apply no later than March 1, 2016, for the following school year.

Click here to download this scholarship application.  Once completed, return the application, along with your essay and recommendations, to the Admissions Office at TCHS.

  - The Brian Bill Memorial Scholarship
Special Warfare Operator Chief Brian Robert Bill was a Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011.  He was a 1997 alumnus of TCHS.

In 2013 Brian's parents, Dr. & Mrs. Michael Parry, established a scholarship in Brian's name at TCHS.  Brian was loyal, friendly, kind, adventurours and ready for a challenge. Most of all, he loved life and was always smiling.  He was a devout Catholic and in his quiet, unassuming way, he always looked out for others.  This scholarship is meant to support students going into their senior year at TCHS who are inspired by Brian's life: to love a challenge, set lofty goals and never give up on their dreams.

To be considered for this scholarship, students must entering their senior year at TCHS and complete the Brian Bill Memorial Scholarship Application. They must be registered for the 2016-2017 school year and have paid their $200 non-refundable deposit. Parents are required to apply no later than March 1, 2016, for the following school year.

Click here to download this scholarship application.  Once completed, return the application, along with your essay and recommendations, to the Admissions Office at TCHS.

How do I apply for financial aid (tuition assistance)?

In order to apply for financial assistance, a student must have taken either the October 31, 2015, or November 11, 2015, HSPT entrance exam at TCHS.  The FACTS application is available on-line, or, upon request, an application will be mailed to you. You must file a financial aid application to FACTS in order to be considered for any financial (tuition) assistance. Click here to access the FACTS system.

Your financial aid application must be mailed or submitted on line to FACTS (Financial Aid Assessment Service) by the following deadlines:
 - for new students:  Tuesday, December 15, 2015
 - for current students:  Friday, Feburary 26, 2016

Financial aid may be awarded to families considered to have the greatest financial need based on the information provided to FACTS.

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