Annual Admissions Events

For all Admissions events dates and details, including the mandatory High School Placement Test dates and admissions deadlines.

Admissions Calendar


Some Catholic and Independent schools choose to bring their 8th-grade classes to O’Dowd for an organized school visit. This experience allows us to provide each student with an opportunity to tour O’Dowd, visit multiple classrooms and interact more intentionally with our students.

View the Admissions calendar for schools that have scheduled visits »

If you are attending a school visit with your 8th-grade class, please make sure that you complete our inquiry form. Please note that there is no need to schedule a separate student visit if your child attends with their school.

Please also check with your school, teacher or principal.


The O’Dowd Student Visit Program is designed specifically for current 8th-grade students or incoming transfer students. We recognize the importance of choosing a high school and hope that a visit will help students for themselves if O’Dowd is the right fit. We also encourage all students to set up a Student Visit morning where they will have an opportunity to tour the campus, visit classrooms and meet with O’Dowd students.

If your school has scheduled a school visit program, you will receive the same visit experience and do not need to sign up for an individual student visit.

If you are not attending a student visit with your current 8th grade class,

Questions? Please contact Moire Bruin at