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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 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 entrance exam. Please contact the Admissons Office at 203.322.3401 to make arrangements for your child to take the entrance exam. 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 for a Release of Records authorization form as soon as possible or Download the form here.

How do I register for the entrance exam?

To register for the exam, a parent/guardian must complete the Application for Admissions 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 or email us.

What test is used for the entrance exam?

Eighth graders take the EXPLORE exam, the first step in the national testing process that includes the PLAN and leads up to the ACT which measures what students have learned and increases college readiness. Each assessment will provide an individual performance data profile that will be utilized for student placement, to celebrate and monitor the progress of student learning and to indicate where instruction needs to be modified.

Are there any scholarships available?

Scholarships for incoming freshmen
Scholarships are available for a select number of incoming freshmen students who attain the highest scores on the EXPLORE entrance exam and have achieved high academic standing in their current school. To be considered for one of these scholarships, your child MUST have taken the entrance exam at Trinity Catholic High School.  

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

Scholarships for upper classmen
Several private foundation scholarships are available. Please contact the Guidance Department at 203.322.3401 ext 18 or email us for further information.

The William Nayden Memorial Scholarhsip

The William Nayden Memorial Scholarship is also available.  The William Nayden Foundation offers a one-time scholarship to incoming freshmen students based on financial need and academic standing.  To be considered for this scholarship, students must complete the William Nayden Memorial Scholarship application and have registered for the freshman class for September 2014 at Trinity Catholic High School.  Please note that current upper classmen must re-apply for this scholarship each year.  Parents are required to apply by the end of February for the following school year. Click here to download this scholarship application.

Financial Assistance
You must file a financial aid application to FACTS in order to be considered for any financial tuition assistance. The FACTS system can be accessed here. This financial aid application must be mailed or submitted on line to FACTS (Financial Aid Assessment Service) by the deadline of December 18, 2013. Financial aid may be awarded to families considered to have the greatest financial need based on the information provided to FACTS.

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 16, 2013 and after that, on a rolling basis.

What is the next step in the application process after I receive a decision letter?

In order to guarantee your student’s place in the freshmen class for the school year 2014-2015, he/she must be registered (registration form completed and tuition deposit received) by February 14, 2014. Acceptance letters will include information regarding enrollment.

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

The 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. Access the FACTS system.

Your financial aid application must be mailed or submitted on line to FACTS (Financial Aid Assessment Service) by the deadline date of December 18, 2013
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  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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