Application Process

Ready to Apply?

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. Here’s what you need to do:

List of 5 items.

  • Step 1: Apply Online

    The Benedictine Schools of Richmond requires all applicants to fill out an online application that incorporates basic biographical data and essay questions.

    Benedictine and Saint Gertrude mail and email admissions decisions on Friday, March 1. After the initial application deadline (January 19, 2024, for SGHS), we will continue to accept applications for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade and issue acceptances on a rolling basis, if space is available.

    Please click here to apply
  • 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.
  • Step 3: 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 signed request to the Admissions Office.
    BCP Transcript Release Form SGHS Transcript Release Form
  • Step 4: 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 5: Schedule an Admission Interview

    Upon receipt of your completed admission file, you will be contacted to schedule an interview. 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.

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.