Admission Process

We look forward to welcoming future applicants to the Mount. The application for the Class of 2026 will open in July 2021. Information on fall 2021 admission events will be announced this summer.

If you have any questions regarding the application process or upcoming admissions events, please contact

Complete a Mount Saint Joseph Academy Application.

All applicants must create a Mount Admissions portal account and complete the online application form for admission. The application fee is $75.00. Applications are currently being accepted for the Class of 2025 and transfer students.

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Request Materials Through Your Mount Admissions Portal.

Submit the Transcript Release Authorization form to the principal or guidance counselor at your current school. By submitting the transcript release authorization, parents are giving permission for the release of attendance records, transcripts, and standardized test scores.

Submit the Evaluation and Recommendation request form to a current English or math teacher, guidance counselor, or principal of your most recent school. One recommendation is required. The evaluator will submit the confidential evaluation and recommendation directly to the Mount.

Take the Scholarship/Entrance Examination (HSPT) at the Mount.

All eighth grade applicants are required to take a Scholarship/Entrance Exam. After submitting the application, applicants can select a testing date through the Mount Admissions portal. Please contact us at with any questions.

optional: submit a financial aid application.

To be considered for financial aid, applicants should complete an online financial aid application through the ISM (Independent School Management) online service Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST). Please visit our Tuition & Financial Aid page to review the financial aid application process. Aid awards will be communicated after admission decisions.


Visiting the Mount is a great opportunity to learn more about the academic programs, athletics, clubs and activities, campus, and student life. Some events are designed for students only while others involve the whole family. Registration for fall 2021 events will be open in July/August.

8th grade shadow day

Applicants are encouraged to spend a full day at the Mount shadowing a current student! Visiting students will have the opportunity to sit in on classes and experience block scheduling and meet students, faculty, and staff. Shadow visits for the Class of 2026 applicants will start in September 2021.

Open HousE

We look forward to welcoming prospective students in grades 5-8 and families to our fall Open House! Interact with our current students, tour our campus, attend an information session, and meet faculty, staff, and coaches. Registration for Open House will open in July/August.

personal Tours

Prospective families are invited to schedule a personal tour of the Mount. Visit our 78-acre campus and get a closer look at classrooms, student spaces, and our facilities. Tours are by reservation only. Call 215-233-9133 to reserve your tour.

Virtual Visit

Join us for a Virtual Visit session to learn more about the Mount’s mission, academics, student
life, and extracurricular opportunities! The session will include a presentation about the Mount and information about the application process. You will also hear from students and faculty! Dates will be added for fall 2021.


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