Middle School Admissions FAQ

What schools do Chaminade Middle School students come from?
Our 6th grade class is comprised of students from over 60 different partner schools. Students come from both private and public schools and travel from distances near and far to attend Chaminade.

What qualifies my child to attend Chaminade?
We look at a wide array of measures in determining whether a student is qualified and prepared to attend Chaminade. We look at each child’s grades, standardized test scores, and results from the SSAT, if they choose to take it. We also take into consideration the information from the student interview, report card comments, and recommendation forms. We are looking for a good student who is also a good citizen.

What entrance exam do you use?
For the 2023-2024 school year, Chaminade is not requiring students to take an entrance exam.  If you have taken an exam elsewhere, we will accept those scores as a supplement to the application process.  You may submit those scores to the school via email.

Are my child’s chances of admission lessened by not taking the SSAT?
We have purposely moved to a test optional policy to create a more equitable process for all applicants and help to make this process easier on families. There will be no penalty if your child chooses not to participate in this aspect of the process. However, if you feel the test will give us a clearer sense of your child’s academic capability and it does not cause undue stress on your family, you can make the determination to register.

When is the application due? Do you consider late applications?
The application to be considered for the 2023-2024 school year is due by January 13, 2023. Late applications are considered on a space available basis. Please call the Admissions Office for more information about our application deadline.

When and how will we be notified of the decision?
Acceptance letters and an email will go out on March 3, 2023, welcoming students to the Chaminade family! Students will receive an acceptance packet in the mail in the ensuing days.

What will it cost to send my child to Chaminade? Are there additional fees beyond tuition?
The tuition for the 2022-2023 school year is $21,975. All families will have additional fees for purchasing uniforms, textbooks and field trips. Other fees are optional and depend on additional activities a child chooses.

Do you offer financial aid?
Chaminade is committed to providing need-based financial aid. Assistance is awarded based on need and available financial funds. For more information, please visit the Affording Chaminade page.

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