Application Process – 8th Grade

The Application for the Class of 2027 is NOW OPEN!


St. Augustine Preparatory School’s Eighth Grade is an exciting new academic opportunity the Prep will be offering to begin the 2021-2022 academic year. Unique to the educational landscape of South Jersey, this initiative will allow young men the advantage of beginning their high school experience a year earlier. In a time when the educational and character development of young men has never been more essential, we are proud to say that after sixty-one years of serving the South Jersey community, the Prep continues to thrive, consistent with our mission: To Set Hearts on Fire with a Passionate Search for Truth, Unity, and Love.

Whether you are already familiar with our distinct offerings and programs or are just beginning to explore our institution, please know that we are readily available to assist you with any questions that may arise. Below, you will find information that may be helpful as you consider your son’s academic future.

9.24.20 Press Release

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A Values Based Curriculum.

With high school fast approaching, young men in Eighth Grade undergo a dynamic transformation, and St. Augustine Preparatory School is eager to partner with students and their families during this time of academic achievement and personal growth.

St. Augustine Prep’s new Eighth-Grade Program will be the perfect blend of academic rigor and character development within the context of a welcoming and safe campus life in order to develop empathetic young men who measure their decisions and actions through integrity and wisdom.  

Consistent with every grade at St. Augustine Prep, we will challenge our Eighth-Grade students to think critically, write and speak with clarity and conviction, and pursue academic excellence. At every turn, our newest students will have opportunities to participate in a variety of activities, explore new interests, build confidence, develop leadership skills, and learn healthy habits which will allow them to tackle the many questions of life – both big and small. Group meetings and personal mentorship will allow for self-discovery and foster a sense of belonging within our established community of Hermit Brothers.

We invite your son to explore life in the “Proud and Peaceful Glen” by reaching out to our Admissions Team at


St. Augustine Preparatory School admits students of any race, color, nationality or ethnic origin, or creed to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the institution. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admission, and athletic policies.

Many talented and motivated young men apply for admission to St. Augustine Preparatory School and each year the institution receives significantly more applications than there are spots available. Our new Eighth Grade will have limited enrollment. To be considered in the first round of admissions decisions, completed applications should be submitted by November 24, 2021. Applications received after March 1, 2022, will be considered Rolling and reviewed only if there is enrollment availability.

How To Apply

Visit Campus
Families considering Eighth Grade at St. Augustine Prep are encouraged to explore our Hermit Family Experience. This on-campus program is the best way for a young man and his family to experience St. Augustine Prep.

Attend Open House
The Fall Open House is an opportunity to view the school for the first time or to reaffirm your interest. Our newly designed Open House will consist of two separate opportunities—Thursday, November 4, and Friday, November 5, 2021. The event will provide you with a unique look into the St. Augustine Prep experience.

St. Augustine Prep Application Portal and Your Application Checklist
Applications will be accepted through our Online Application Portal which is a paperless, full-service, mobile responsive admissions application service. You will need to create a login and password. Once a prospective student completes the initial steps of the application process he will be assigned an application checklist to complete. If you have any questions, please contact


Class of 2027

Application Now Open

Class of 2026 Update: The Admissions Office at St. Augustine Prep would like to announce that the inaugural Hermits Eighth Grade Program for the 2021-2022 school year is currently full at this time. The overwhelming interest in this program confirms that an Augustinian Catholic education, specifically focused on the development of young men, is as highly valued today as ever! While there are no longer seats available, we are accepting applications for a Wait List. Please contact for more information on the Class of 2026 Wait List.

8th Grade Admissions Timeline

August 16Online Application Available - 8th and 9th Please Apply Through our Online Application System
November 24Early Acceptance App. DeadlineDeadline for Applicants Seeking Early Decision
December 10First Admissions DecisionsAfter the initial mailing, decisions will be sent weekly as applications are received
December 15Tuition Assistance DeadlineApplication Through TADS. Applicants will be notified in early January
February 1Regular Decision App. DeadlineDeadline for Regular Decision Applications
March-MayRolling Admissions PeriodCandidates are considered on a rolling basis after March 1


St. Augustine Preparatory School is an all-boys Independent, Augustinian, Catholic educational institution that emphasizes religious values and academic excellence. The school is dependent on full and timely payment of tuition, rather than Church or government subsidies. The Prep makes every effort to minimize fees and tuition increases each year while providing the very best quality education consistent with our mission and values.

2021-2022 (Class of 2026) Tuition – $11,500.00
2022-2023 (Class of 2027) Tuition – Coming Soon

Additional Fees 
New Student Fee$250
Transportation Fee (only if taking bus)$1700
Intent to Enroll Payment (non-refundable)$500 (will be applied against tuition balance)