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Becoming A Patriot

New 9th Graders

1. Apply online. Application deadline for the 2019-2020 school year is December 14, 2018 for best consideration.

    • At the end of the application, you will be prompted to pay a $50.00 non-refundable application fee.  
    • STEAM Academy Applicants: Select "STEAM Academy" box on the online application described above. Follow all other instructions located on STEAM page:  STEAM Academy/Application to complete STEM application process. 

Although it is the same application, different links are used depending on whether or not other siblings are enrolled at John Carroll.

2.  Take the High School Placement Test (HSPT).

December 1, 2018
Doors open for HSPT registration/check-in at 8:00 a.m.

Register for the HSPT

3.  Shadow Day and Interview

The best way to experience The John Carroll School is to come see if for yourself.  Eighth graders are required to come and spend a day with a John Carroll student host and meet with an Enrollment Officer. Throughout the day, students will choose from one of four topics given and write an essay, as well as be interviewed by a faculty member. Shadow days are scheduled during the months of September through January; Monday through Fridays. Please contact the Enrollment Office to arrange dates and times at 410-838-8333 or email

Schedule a Shadow Day and Interview 

4.  Request Transcripts/Records

A student who attends a school not affiliated with the Archdiocese of Baltimore should download, fill out and submit the Teacher Recommendation/Request for Records to the current school's Guidance Office. This form states that The John Carroll School requires three years of consecutive transcripts and standardized test scores. Two teacher recommendations are required–one from a Science/Math teacher and one from an English/Social Studies teacher. The student's school will send this form to John Carroll. 

If the student attends a Catholic school, the school will send all relevant records to John Carroll, as long as the student has indicated John Carroll as a high school choice. 

Please note: Distribution of report cards is different at every school. It is very important that John Carroll receives all report cards issued to a student before the end of January. This will usually include the first and second quarter. Third and fourth quarter grades need to be forwarded to The John Carroll School after the student has been accepted. Decisions to place students in summer school will depend on the results of the third and fourth quarter report cards. Final report cards that indicate declining performance or failures may alter an admissions decision.

Transferring Students

Transfer Procedures

  1. Complete an online John Carroll School Application if you do not have siblings who are currently enrolled at John Carroll.  If you do have siblings enrolled at John Carroll, have your parents sign in to Veracross and complete the application.  The entire application should be filled out completely and submitted with a $50 non-refundable application fee. Call the Admissions Office if you have any questions.

  2. Submit grades and test scores: Students should submit to the Admissions Office three consecutive years of grades as well as any standardized test scores that were received during those three years.

  3. Contact Mr. Edward Maynard to schedule a Shadow Day and discuss the possibility of transferring for the next school year at 443-371-8050.