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How to Apply

Thank you for considering St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School. We look forward to working with your family during the admission process. If you have any questions or problems accessing the online application, please contact Mrs. Holly Bologna, Director of Admissions at or 512-388-8846 x5504.

2023-2024 Online Application Coming Soon


Application Process

1. Visit Savio

The best way to get to know St. Dominic Savio and all that makes our school a unique learning environment is to tour our campus and meet the community. There are many visiting opportunities for parents and students. This step is encouraged, but it is not essential to the application process. Visiting opportunities include Parent Information Sessions (parents), Open House (Parents and Students), Shadow Visits (current 8th grade and above), and Individual Visits.

Visit Savio


2. Complete Application

Applications for admission are conducted online. Online applications for the upcoming school year are available October 1 of each year. Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are due February 1, 2023. An application fee of $125 is due upon submission of the completed online application. The fee is paid online via credit card.

Online Application Coming Soon


3. Submit Required Documents 

Review the list of required documents for the application process. All documents on the list are required and are due to our Admission Office by February 1, 2023

List of Documents


4. Take Placement Test

All applicants for the 9th grade are required to take the PSAT 8/9 placement test. Savio will administer the test on site in January. Registration is through the online application. Applicants for the 9th grade may also submit scores from the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) or the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) in lieu of the PSAT 8/9. For transfer students, we will accept the PSAT, SAT, ACT, or ISEE. 

5. Student Interview

All student applicants are required to participate in a personal interview at St. Dominic Savio. Interviews will be held on February 7, 2023. Once a completed online application is submitted, applicants will be contacted by the Admissions Office to schedule an interview.

6. Accept Admission Offer

Admission decisions will be mailed in early March. Upon notification of acceptance, you will receive an invitation to enroll. To confirm your child’s attendance and reserve their space, an online enrollment and fee must be completed by March 24, 2023.


St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School is dedicated to its mission and to the Catholic community in and around the city of Austin. All interested students and families are encouraged to apply. The Admission Committee determines the qualification of candidates for admission on the basis of the following; a student’s desire for a Catholic education, a completed online application, a student essay, past academic performance and discipline records, Math and English teacher recommendations, student interview with the Admission Committee and the demonstrated ability/potential to be successful in a college preparatory environment.

St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national/ethnic origin, gender, or physical limitations (given reasonable accommodations) in the administration of its admission policies, educational policies, financial aid program, or other school-administered programs.


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