We’re excited that your family is considering O’Dowd.
The following are the key steps to apply. If you have questions, please email us! Or call 510.553.8631.
Applications are closed. Contact the Admissions office if you have questions.
Our Inquiry Form starts your application process, registers you for welcome events, and ensures you stay up-to-date on admissions deadlines. Available August 15, 2022.
Come to one of our welcome events! You can see the schedule here.
Applications will be available September 1 2022, and due January 5, 2023.
All incoming 9th grade families are eligible to apply for financial aid. Applications will be available Dec. 1, 2022 and due Feb. 2, 2023 for new students, and Feb. 9, 2023 for returning students. More information.
Recommendations are due February 2, 2023. Each student should have recommendations from their 8th grade math and english teacher, as well as their principal or counselor.
Transcripts from your school’s registrar are also due February 2, 2023
For the 2023-24 school year, O’Dowd will consider the HSPT standardized test scores. If your student is applying to another Catholic school, please contact the school to which they are applying to understand their HSPT requirements. More HSPT information here, including 7th Grade practice tests.
We will send out acceptance letters via email after 3:00pm on Friday March 17, 2023.
If admitted, you will be asked to complete an enrollment contract, submit a non-refundable deposit, and select a parent pledge option to secure a place in the class.