Application Process

Ready to begin your admissions journey?

The BSoR admissions team is ready to meet you, schedule a tour, and guide you through the enrollment process.

We want the application process to be as easy as possible. So, here’s what you need to do:

List of 9 items.

  • Step 1: Connect with Us

    We want to connect with you so we can start to build a relationship. If you haven’t already, please fill out an inquiry form so we can get to know you better.

    We’d also like to invite you to explore our campus! Visiting campus will not only give you the opportunity to see firsthand our state-of-the-art facilities, but you’ll also meet members of our faculty and get a glimpse into the life of a Cadet and Gator. Register for a tour today.
  • Step 2: Register for the SSAT

    Create an account with The Enrollment Management Association to register for the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test), a standardized aptitude test that Benedictine and Saint Gertrude (and most independent schools) require all applicants to sit for. This test will help our team with the placement process for academic courses.

    The Enrollment Management Association website is also a good resource for information about applying to independent schools.
  • Step 3: Apply Online

    The Benedictine Schools of Richmond requires all applicants to fill out an online application which incorporates basic biographical data and essay questions.
    BSoR Online Application
  • Step 4: Apply for Tuition Assistance (optional)

    We are very proud to report that nearly 60% of our students receive financial aid, and we are committed to working with every family to try to make a BSoR education as affordable as possible. Financial aid applications are due February 1. Additionally, both schools offer several scholarship opportunities (both merit and need based).
    Learn more our affordability options.
  • Step 5: Submit a Transcript Release Form

    In order for us to obtain your current school record, it is necessary for a parent or guardian to give permission. Please download the appropriate transcript release form below, complete it, and return the form to our admissions office. Upon receipt, we will forward this form to the applicant’s current school.
    BCP Transcript Release Form SGHS Transcript Release Form
  • Step 6: Ask for Recommendations

    Download the below recommendation forms and ask your current school to complete the following forms:
    These candid assessments of each applicant will remain confidential and should be returned directly to the school.
  • Step 7: SGHS Student Questionnaire

    Saint Gertrude applicants are also required to fill out a Student Questionnaire. The five questions should be answered in your own handwriting without assistance. Each answer should be a minimum of 150 words.

    Download the SGHS Student Questionnaire
  • Step 8: Schedule an Admission Interview

    Upon receipt of your completed application, you will receive a letter with an assigned interview date. But don’t stress about your interview; this is simply a way for us to better get to know you. During the interview, applicants will be asked several questions regarding their applications and their interest in our schools. Also, this is a great opportunity for applicants to ask us questions about our schools, the integration of the Catholic faith, our rich traditions, the rigorous academics, and our competitive athletic program. But, don’t stress! The interview is informal and relaxed; it’s simply a way for us to get to know each other better!
  • Step 9: Wait and Watch Your Mail

    Benedictine and Saint Gertrude mail and email admissions decisions on Friday, March 3. After the initial application deadline, we continue to accept applications for all grade levels and issue acceptances on a rolling basis, if space is available.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Benedictine Schools of Richmond admits qualified students of any race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. BSoR does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its educational, admissions, financial aid, athletic, and other policies and programs.