How to Apply
The Online Application for the class of 2022 is now available online. Saint Francis uses Ravenna Solutions for our Online Application. Please visit the Ravenna website to create an account and start your application. After you have created an account in Ravenna, please choose the San Francisco Bay Area region and search for Saint Francis High School.
The Saint Francis Online Application will be available through Ravenna hub. The application includes an essay and registration for both the HSPT and Interview. After you have visited the Ravenna hub to create an account, please choose the San Francisco Bay Area region and search for Saint Francis High School.
The HSPT will be offered twice at Saint Francis on January 20 and 27, 2018. The test will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:15 p.m.
--Registration for the HSPT is part of our online application. Should you register to take the HSPT at Saint Francis, you will automatically be enrolled for the date that you choose on the application (we guarantee you a spot for that date).
--Families that register to take the HSPT at Saint Francis will receive a confirmation email with more details about the test in late December.
--Applicants applying to more than one Catholic high school in the San Jose, Oakland or San Francisco Dioceses may take the exam only once.
--If you plan to take the test at a site other than Saint Francis, you must register directly with that alternate site.
To address the issue of choice, Catholic high schools in the San Jose Diocese are asking that students take the HSPT at the high school that they would most like to attend in the fall.
Every applicant is required to sign up for an interview as part of the online application process. During this casual 15-minute interview, students will have an opportunity to talk with a Saint Francis teacher or administrator about their interests and goals for high school.
Interviews are offered on January 16, 18 and 23 and will occur after school from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Students will register for their interview on the online application.
--Saint Francis requires only one Academic Letter of Recommendation. This letter may be completed by one of the following people: Principal, Vice Principal, Counselor or 7th or 8th grade teacher of a core subject (English, Math, Social Studies etc.)
--The Letter of Recommendation must be submitted electronically through our online application by February 7, 2018.
--Non-Academic letters of recommendation are not a part of our Admission criteria, but if you would like to email a Non-Academic letter of recommendation, we will add it to the applicant’s file. Please email non-academic letters to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applicants will need to submit their transcripts from 7th grade and the first semester of 8th grade. Please print and complete the Request for Academic Records Form (available on your student's Ravenna profile) and hand it to your school's registrar.
The transcripts need to be either submitted electronically or mailed directly to Saint Francis High School by February 7, 2018.