“There is always one moment in childhood
when the door opens and lets the future in.”
– Graham Greene
Eighth grade girls interested in St. Joseph High School are required to take the Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS) in the fall to be considered for admission and an academic scholarship. Students may select three schools to receive their scores. While St. Joseph High School considers all three choices, special preference is given to students listing SJHS as first or second choice.
TACHS handbooks can be picked up at all Catholic elementary and high schools. For additional information and registration, visit tachsinfo.com or call 1-866-61TACHS.
St. Joseph High School’s TACHS code is 009.
St. Joseph High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, or national and ethnic origin in its admission policies, nor in the administration of its programs, educational policies, scholarship program, or other school administered programs.
Admission is based on the following »
- TACHS Exam results.
- Grades 6-7-8 (first trimester) grades, personal progress and attendance.
- Elementary school teacher recommendations for English and Language Arts, and Math.
- Satisfactory achievement on the New York State Exams and standardized tests.
- Personal essay.
All grade 9 applicants must submit a double-spaced, 500-word essay based on this quote from noted 20th-century author Graham Greene:
“There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.”
Explain what Greene’s quotation means to you and how it applies to you as you begin your freshman year at St. Joseph High School.
Transfer admission is based on the following »
- High school transcript.
- Teacher recommendation.
- Interview with parent and student.
Students with Individual Education Programs »
Students with an Individual Education Programs (IEP) will be interviewed by the Director of Admissions and an administrator. Please contact Elizabeth Peralta at eperalta@SJHSbridge.org or 718.624.3618 ext. 21 to schedule an interview.
St. Joseph High School Summer Readiness Program »
Enrollment is required if standardized test scores are at the 50% percentile or lower.
The Summer Readiness Program at St. Joseph High School offers students an opportunity to improve basic skills in literacy and mathematics in preparation for success in high school. Students focus on core problem solving, decision making and cooperative team building skills.
This three-week program offers students the opportunity to meet SJHS faculty and staff and classmates and become familiar with St. Joseph High School. For more information about the program, please contact Elizabeth Peralta, Director of Admissions at eperalta@SJHSbridge.org or 718.624.3618 ext. 21.
- Program Dates
Three weeks in July
Monday – Thursday
8:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
- Tuition and Registration
Register before February 15 – $350
Register on or after February 15 – $400
Student MetroCards are provided. Students may bring a nutritious snack. Attire is casual and comfortable but must be appropriate for school.
- Records Release Permission
- Metrocard Registration
- Immunization Form
- Teacher Recommendation ELA
- Teacher Recommendation Math
Please submit the Acceptance Form with a $400 non-refundable deposit at the High School Information Night on Thursday, January 19, by mail or in person.
- Internet and Computer Usage Guidelines
- Title 1 Enhanced Student Support Program
- Title 1 Mathematics
- Title 1 Literacy
- Uniform Information
All recommendation forms and student records can be mailed to:
Director of Admissions
St. Joseph High School
80 Willoughby Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
SJHS Open House, 6-8 p.m.
Test for Admissions into Catholic High Schools (TACHS)
Class of 2021 acceptance notices mailed
SJHS High School Info Night, 5-7 p.m.
$400 nonrefundable deposits due
Registration for Class of 2022