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.
Come to one of our welcome events! You can see the schedule here.
Applications are closed, and were due by January 4, 2022.
All incoming 9th grade families are eligible to apply for financial aid. Applications for new students are due February 4, 2022. Click here for financial aid information.
Recommendations are due February 4, 2022. 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 4, 2022
This year, O’Dowd will not consider standardized test scores (HSPT, ISEE, etc.), even if they are submitted. This decision is the result of health and safety concerns related to COVID. Admissions will continue to take into account transcripts, portfolio submissions, and recommendations. If your student is applying to another Catholic school, please contact the school to which they are applying to understand their HSPT requirements.
We will send out acceptance letters via email after 3:00pm on Friday March 18, 2022.
Enrollment for newly admitted students will open on March 19, 2022, 3:00pm. 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.