Admissions Process

Before beginning the admissions process please review the Admissions Timeline below for upcoming events, dates, and deadlines, and become acquainted with Ravenna, Jesuit’s online application management system.

Admissions Timeline 2024-2025AugSeptOctNovJanFebMar
Schedule a Visit9/3
Parent Information Night9/18
Blue & White Night9/21
Open House11/6
Archdiocesan Application Form Available11/13
Archdiocesan Application Form Collected11/18
Jesuit Application & Records Due (through Ravenna)11/18
High School Placement Test Day1/11
Letters of Decision Mailed2/28
Welcome Day3/8


For your convenience, Jesuit uses Ravenna for all aspects of the admissions process. Through Ravenna, prospective students and families can create a student profile, register for admissions events, apply to Jesuit, submit supporting materials, track application status, and view decisions.

Click here for detailed instructions about setting up your Ravenna account.

Create an account in Ravenna today to ensure that you receive the latest admissions updates from Jesuit. Once you have created an account, you will see Jesuit High School listed in the directory of schools in the New Orleans area. After selecting Jesuit, you will have the option to “Explore”, register for an event, or apply for admission. 

Admissions Checklist

To apply for admission to Jesuit High School, prospective students and families are invited to attend any or all of our admissions events. To complete the application process, students must submit an online Jesuit Application through Ravenna, an Archdiocesan application card, transcripts, standardized test results, and 1st quarter and 2nd quarter (if available) report card(s).

1. Create a Ravenna Account

Jesuit High School uses the Ravenna management system for all aspects of the admissions process from registering for admissions events to submitting applications and transcripts.

Click here to create an account. For detailed instructions about creating your account, you can view this document.

2. Register for Admissions Events

We offer a number of opportunities to experience Jesuit. Our admissions events provide families with opportunities to interact with our students, faculty, and administration in a variety of settings. Your safety is at the top of our minds, so we are planning for a mix of in-person and virtual experiences if necessary.

Registration for all events is available in Ravenna.

➥ Campus Tour

Prospective students and their families are invited to take a Campus Tour with a member of our admissions team. Campus Tours provide families with the opportunity to visit Jesuit High School during a typical school day. Prospective students and their families will encounter several aspects of Jesuit including school tradition, student life, academic life, co-curricular activities and sports, tuition and financial aid, and the admissions process. Our goal is for families to leave informed, impressed, and inspired.

The Campus Tour lasts approximately two hours.

Campus Tours are intended for small groups only, so registration is limited. Schedule your campus tour today through Ravenna.

As you await your campus tour, feel free to take a virtual tour now.

➥ Parent Information Night

Wednesday, September 18, 2024
6:30 p.m.

Parents of prospective students in all grades are invited to attend Parent Information Night in the Jesuit Auditorium.

This event is designed specifically for prospective parents and guardians only. Attendees will be presented information on an array of topics including pre-freshman and freshman year curriculum, the admissions process, tuition and financial aid, athletics and co-curriculars, and student life. Our goal is that all attendees leave with as much information and peace of mind moving forward.

Parent Information Night lasts approximately one hour.

Prospective parents interested in attending Parent Information Night must register through Ravenna.

➥ Blue & White Night

Saturday, September 21, 2024
6:00 p.m.

Prospective students currently in 6th through 8th grades are invited to attend Blue & White Night, an evening of excitement, food, and fun under the lights at our majestic John Ryan Stadium. Blue & White Night is a great opportunity for prospective students to see how enjoyable being a Jesuit Blue Jay can be as students from our athletic teams and co-curricular organizations along with members of our faculty and staff display what “student life” is all about.

Blue & White Night lasts approximately three hours. For a sneak peek, check out this clip of Blue & White Night, 2022.

Prospective students interested in attending Blue & White Night must register through Ravenna.


Saturday, October 12, 2024
8:30 a.m.

FALL MOMENTUM is building! Prospective students currently in the 7th and 8th grades are invited to attend the second annual FALL MOMENTUM event. FALL MOMENTUM is an exciting, fun, and unique opportunity for prospective students to gain hands on experience while delving into a variety of disciplines within the sciences, mathematics, and the arts. Participants will be led by members of our esteemed faculty and enthusiastic student body through a series of course offerings designed to build academic momentum. Prospective students may find themselves coding in the robotics lab, participating in a wide range of scientific experiments, competing in academic games, and/or testing their acting and improvisational skills.

FALL MOMENTUM begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Space is limited, so register now!

Registration closes either when the event reaches capacity or by Tuesday, October 8th @ 9:00 a.m.

Prospective students interested in attending FALL MOMENTUM must register through Ravenna.

➥ Blue Jay Band Experience

Friday, October 4, 2024
begins at
3:00 p.m

If you play a musical instrument and want to experience what it is like being part of the Blue Jay Band, then this is the event for you. Prospective students currently in 5th through 8th grades are invited to attend the Blue Jay Band Experience, an event that allows participants the opportunity to be part of the Jesuit High School Band for one of the most exciting nights of the year. Participants will meet at Jesuit, rehearse with the band, and travel with the band to Tad Gormley Stadium to perform in front of thousands of fans at the fifth oldest high school rivalry football game in the country as Jesuit takes on Holy Cross for the 105th time.

The Blue Jay Band Experience concludes after the game at approximately 10 p.m.

Prospective students interested in attending The Blue Jay Band Experience must register through Ravenna.

➥ Open House

Wednesday, November 6, 2024
Beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Prospective students and their families are invited to experience Jesuit High School’s Open House. For those looking for the most comprehensive overview of Jesuit High School, this is the event to attend.

Open House allows prospective families to meet several members of our school community including students, alumni, faculty, staff, coaches, and parents who are all eager to share their Jesuit High School experience.

During this evening event, prospective families will tour the campus and its facilities guided by a well informed and enthusiastic student. Prospective families will learn more about Jesuit’s rigorous academic program, highly competitive athletic teams, co-curricular activities, the admissions process, and tuition and financial aid. Prospective families will have the chance to experience the school that has prepared young men of competence, conscience, and compassion throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area for over 175 years.

Parking is available on Will Clark Field (cars enter from Banks Street).

Open House lasts approximately two hours.

Prospective Families interested in attending Jesuit High School’s Open House must register through Ravenna.

3. Apply to Jesuit

To complete the application process, students must submit an online Jesuit Application through Ravenna, an Archdiocesan Application Formtranscriptsstandardized test resultsand 1st quarter and 2nd quarter (if available) report card(s).

➥ Jesuit Application

Jesuit Application & Records Due: November 18, 2024

Complete the Jesuit application form in Ravenna which includes a non-refundable $30 application fee.

Request records from current school using the Transcript Request form available in Ravenna. Jesuit requires three years of records including grades, discipline and standardized testing. Please print, complete, and give it to your child’s current school.

➥ Archdiocesan Application Form

Form Available: November 13, 2024

The Archdiocesan Application Form will be available for download soon.

⮩ Catholic elementary schools will make the Archdiocesan Application Form available to their students directly. Once the form is completed, return it to your son’s elementary school which will forward it, along with all of the required records, to Jesuit.

⮩ Students of all other elementary schools (public or private) may pick up this Application Form from one of the Catholic high schools or print the form here. Once the form is completed, submit it and the Jesuit Admissions Application along with other required records.

Form Collected: November 18, 2024

Catholic elementary schools collect the application cards from their students. Students of all other schools will submit their application card by Monday, November 18.

➥ High School Placement Testing

Saturday, January 11, 2025
7:30 a.m.

Required for All Applicants

All applicants to Jesuit High School will take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) on January 11, 2025. Applicants are expected to arrive at Jesuit High School by 7:30 a.m. The test will begin promptly at 8 a.m.

HSPT Day lasts approximately four hours.

Applicants must complete the online Jesuit Application prior to testing, as it also serves as registration for the HSPT.

Applicants must also be prepared to submit their most recent report card or first semester grades if they have not done so already.