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Admissions Timeline

Our Admissions process intends to help families learn about Cardinal Newman in order to make an informed decision about the next big step in their child's education. Our Admissions team is here to help you navigate and complete the process. Here's a quick overview:

Admissions Events

Calling All Cardinals - High School Preview Day

Monday, October 30th, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

This student event is a great way to learn about Cardinal Newman with friends and future classmates.  Have fun exploring our campus, meeting teachers and learning about our school.  Lunch will be provided. 

Once you have created a profile, you can register for this event from your checklist.

 

Registration for this event has ended

 


Open House

Sunday, November 5th, 12:00 - 2:30 pm

Parents and students of all ages are welcome.  Meet members of the Cardinal Newman community and hear from our teachers and counselors.

Who should attend? Prospective parents/guardians and 7th-8th grade students.  Family members are welcome.

Once you have created a profile, you can register for this event from your checklist.

Registration for this event has ended


Shadow DayBeginning November 2023

Students will be hosted by a Cardinal Newman student on a normal day of school. 

Email admissions@cardinalnewman.org to arrange your Shadow Day.


High School Placement Testing

Priority Date: Saturday, December 2nd, 8:45 am-12:30 pm

Make-up Date: Saturday, December 16th, 8:45 am-12:30 pm

What to Bring:

  •   $125 Exam Fee (checks payable to Cardinal Newman High School)
  •   Please bring your own #2 pencil; calculators are not permitted.

Registration for this event has ended


Student-Family InterviewsSaturday, January 20, 2024, and February 3, 2024

The interview is designed as an informal meeting for us to get to know you better and for you to get to know Cardinal Newman better.

Who should attend? Prospective students and their parents/guardians.

Note: To sign up for this event, you must complete the first section of our Admissions Application. Within the application, you will be asked to select which date and time works best for you and your family.

Important Admissions Dates

 

High School Placement Testing

  • Priority Date: Saturday, December 2nd, 8:45 am-12:30 pm
  • Make-up Date: Saturday, December 16th, 8:45 am-12:30 pm

Student-Family Interviews
February 3, 2024

Tuition Assistance Application

  • Opens November 1, 2023
  • Due Friday, December 15, 2023

Application Due Date 
Friday, December 15, 2023

Admission Decisions Communicated on March 15, 2024

Admissions Steps

  • Inquire: Complete our "Get to know us!"  inquiry form. You'll be invited to establish a Blackbaud account.  This account serves as a dashboard for communication and generates an Admissions Checklist of steps needed to complete your application
     
  • Visit: Get to know Newman -  join us or Open House and Preview Day. You can also schedule a campus tour and/or a Shadow Day.
     
  • Apply! Complete the application through  your BlackBaud Account. 
    • Submit your 6th, 7th & 8th grade report cards
    • Submit previous standardized test scores (Iowa, CAASPP, Stanford Achievement, ERB, etc.)
    • Submit Teacher Recommendations: Math, English, Principal/Counselor Optional: Adult and Pastor Recommendation (if applicable). Recommendation Forms are due by 1/6/24.
       
  • Complete the High School Placement Test
     
  • Participate in the Student & Family interview