We are excited that you are here and look forward to supporting you through this process.   Below is an outline of the steps you will need to take to begin your Fontbonne journey.  At any time we welcome you to reach out to our Admissions Team with any questions.  

We are continuing to review applications for students interested in the 2021-2022 school year as space allows.   The application for the 2022-2023 school year will be available in September 2021. 

Application Process for Grade 7

Application Process for Grade 9:
Submit an Application

  • Our application is an online application and includes both a student statement and a parent/guardian statement.  The Ravenna application portal allows families to track their progress of the application from inquiry to completion.  There is a $35 application fee which is also collected online.    
  • To set up your account and begin the application, please click on the gold APPLY button on the right of your screen.
  • For priority consideration, applications should be completed by December 15, 2020. 
    • Second round consideration applications should be completed by January 15, 2020
    • Applications received after January 15 will be considered as space allows.

Take an Entrance Exam

  • All students applying for the 9th grade are required to take an entrance exam.  Current 8th grade students may take any ONE of the three tests below.  There is no preference given to any one exam type.  Families should choose the exam that best suits their students needs.  Each exam has their own options of both in person or remote testing.  You are welcome to contact our admissions team if you have questions about these options. 
  1. High School Placement Test (HSPT) - This test is offered by the Archdiocese of Boston.  Fontbonne hosts two test dates for this exam in November and December.  You may register for this exam here
  2. Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) - This test is offered through the Enrollment Management Association.  Students should take the UPPER Level exam.  You may register for the exam here
  3. Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) - This test is offered through the Educational Records Bureau (ERB). Students should take the UPPER Level exam.  You may register for the exam here

Supply Current School Records

  • We  will need two teacher recommendations (one math and one English) and your official school transcript to complete your application.  
  • Please utilize the Teacher Recommendation request and the Transcript Release form that is provided in the Ravenna application portal. 
  • Your school will send these documents directly to Fontbonne.  Once we have received and processed each item we will mark it complete in the portal.  Please note, it is normal for schools to mail or deliver transcripts and recommendations after the December 15 deadline.  

Apply for Financial Aid (Optional)

  • New students wishing to enroll in school year 2021-2022 who wish to apply for need-based financial aid should submit their applications, including their 2020 tax returns, to

  • For priority consideration, applications should be submitted by December 31, 2020. 

To learn more about financial options at Fontbonne and to submit a financial aid application please click here.

Fontbonne Flex: An Innovative Tuition Program

The only thing more intimidating than the cost of college is the cost of private high school. Fontbonne believes every remarkable girl deserves to benefit from The Early College of Boston. Fontbonne Flex Tuition is an innovative tuition program matching a family’s unique financial situation to their daughter’s tuition. Fontbonne is the only area Catholic high school providing this variable model to families.

Monthly Range:    $860 - $1,780
Yearly Range:        $8,600 - $17,800

To learn more, please email Carrie Pendelton at

International ApplicantsPlease visit our International Students page.

Fontbonne, The Early College of Boston admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities accorded or made available to students at the school and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and financial aid programs and any school-administered programs.

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