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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

Friday, October 18th | 8:30 am - 1:05pm
Registration information coming soon!

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. 




Open House

Sunday, September 29th | 1:00-3:00 PM
Registration information coming soon!

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


Shadow DayStudents will be hosted by a Cardinal Newman student on a regular day of school. 

Email to arrange your Shadow Day.

High School Placement Testing

What to Bring:

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

to sign up for your high school placement test, contact

Student-Family Interviews

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: Once you have submitted your application, our office will reach out to schedule a time for your Family Interview.

Important Admissions Dates for the 24-25 School Year


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