Each high school has their own unique admissions calendar. Below we have highlighted the norm for some high schools in Cincinnati.

Months Private Catholic- HSPT required Cincinnati Public
Summer months HSPT (High School Placement Test) courses- Summit and Mercy are recommended (optional)
August- September Shadow Days, High School Information Nights
Register for HSPT
Need accommodations for HSPT? Meet with Lisa.
Walnut Hills- go to website or call, sign up for exam. Need 70 or higher to be admitted.
CPS Testing Office at 513-363-0186
Testing Calendar: http://www.walnuthillseagles.com/news-pdfs/2018/SCPP_Testing_Schedule_for_2019-20.pdf
October Open Houses, Shadow Days continued Walnut Hills- Shawsowing opens up on Oct 1, and usually fills in 1 day.. Clark- call and set up a shadow date
November Applications due, HSPT- November 17, 2018
Note: Seven Hills and Cincinnati Country Day have a separate exam
Walnut Hills- Prospective Student Open House, which is usually scheduled the first Sunday in November from 1-4:00 p.m. Be sure to check on our website for more information sometime in October
December Shadow days end
Application for tuition assistance
January Notification letters, HSPT scores, tuition assistance, scholarships will be mailed by Wednesday, January 16
By January 30th- school choice, register for classes
Walnut Hills- registration materials available, placement tests for language, math, and music Registration for Principal Tours opens up on our website on December 1st of each year. Principal Tours are offered on select Tuesdays in January and February from 1-2:30 p.m.
February   Clark Montessori- application process + essay (mid February)
March   Clark Montessori- Lottery applications are processed
April-June   Clark Montessori- Acceptance notification

Admissions Notes:

  • Familiarize yourself with high school websites. Look for key words: “Admissions”, “Prospective parents, students, families”
  • - Ask for letters of recommendation from past teachers and administrators (optional)