Application Process

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  • Complete an Application

    We are committed to maintaining an optimal learning environment for all currently enrolled students and are no longer accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year. Please contact with any questions you may have.

    Applications for the 2025-2026 academic year will be available on August 1, 2024. There is a $65 fee. Application fee waivers are available for our legacy families (children of alumni). Please contact to obtain your code.
    • In order to complete our secure online application, you will need an account and password.
      • If you already have a myPVI account and password, log in and continue your application.
      • If you are a new user, click on "Create an Account."
      • If you have previously created an account but have forgotten your password, reset your password here by selecting the "Forgot your password?" link.
    The application deadline is January 10, 2025. Applications received after this date will be reviewed based on available space.
  • Visit Day (Required) and Parent Information Session

    Once an application to Paul VI is received, you will receive an email with a link to register for a Visit Day. All applicants are required to attend a Visit Day, where they will attend classes with a PVI student host. Applicants will also be interviewed by a member of the Admissions Committee during their visit.
    • What to wear: Students who currently attend a diocesan elementary school, please wear your uniform. Students not enrolled in diocesan schools should wear your Sunday best.
    • What to bring: You do not need to bring any school materials with you. Bring any medications/inhalers that may be needed over the course of your visit. We will also let the nurse know of medical concerns.
    • Lunch: Lunch is on us! If you feel more comfortable bringing your own lunch, you may — but our Panther Café has amazing food!
    Parents and Guardians: The morning of your student's visit, parents and guardians will participate in a student-led tour of the school, and join a group discussion with our Head of School and Principal, along with current students, parents and faculty members.
  • Schedule Admissions Testing

    • Students applying for grade 9 are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). 
      • Students who currently attend a diocesan elementary school will take the test on Thursday, December 5, 2024 during the school day.
      • Students not enrolled in a diocesan school must pre-register to take the exam. Paul VI will host HSPT testing on Saturday, December 7, 2024 and Saturday, January 11, 2025 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. To register for the HSPT testing, click here.
    • If you are scheduled to take the HSPT at another location, please be sure to enter Paul VI’s code 55 on your test. 
      • PVI will need to receive HSPT scores on or before January 31, 2025.
  • Request Teacher Recommendations

    Students who currently attend a diocesan elementary school: Recommendation forms will be automatically sent from your school to Mike Cresson

    Students not enrolled in a diocesan school: Using your Checklist, email your teacher, counselor or administrator the Recommendation Form to complete. Your teacher will upload this to your Checklist once completed.
  • Request School Transcripts

    Students who currently attend a diocesan elementary school: Records will be automatically sent from your school to Mike Cresson.

    Students not enrolled in a diocesan school: Download the Records Request Form and submit it to the registrar at your school. Your current school should send Paul VI your grades, standardized test results, attendance records, and disciplinary actions to Mike Cresson.

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  • Transfer Students

    Students wishing to transfer follow the same application process as students applying for the 9th grade, with the exception of the HSPT. Full high school transcripts with credits noted are required. Midyear transfers are considered on a case-by-case basis and as space permits. 

    We do not accept students who have repeated or who are reclassified in high school. It is our policy to not accept local senior transfers. However, exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
August 1: Application for 2025-2026 Academic Year Available
January 10: Application Due
January 10: Tuition Assistance Application Due (FACTS)
January 31: Merit and Fine Arts Scholarship Applications Due
February 14: Admissions Notification Day
St. Paul VI Catholic High School is a private Diocesan Catholic preparatory school for girls and boys in grades 9-12 in Chantilly, Virginia, seeking to help our students Grow in Grace and Wisdom. Our school is part of the Diocese of Arlington and offers rigorous academics, an inclusive community focused on spiritual and leadership formation, and a proud athletic tradition featuring nationally renowned programs competing in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association.

St. Paul VI Catholic High School is an accredited member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.