Eighth Grade Admission Process


St. Augustine Preparatory School’s Eighth Grade is an exciting academic opportunity the Prep began offering in the 2021-2022 academic year. Unique to the educational landscape of South Jersey, this initiative allows young men the advantage of starting their high school experience a year earlier. In a time when the academic 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.

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 Eighth-Grade Program is 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 challenge our Eighth-Grade students to think critically, write and speak with clarity and conviction, and pursue academic excellence. At every turn, our 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 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


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 Eighth Grade has an enrollment cap of 60 students. To be considered in the first round of admissions decisions, completed applications should be submitted by November 29, 2023. All completed applications after the deadline will be considered for regular admission.

How To Apply

Begin Your Application – All applicants are invited to complete the 2024-2025 Application. 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

Schedule a Visit -Current seventh and eighth-grade students interested in visiting campus to experience what it means to be a Hermit, are encouraged to take part in our popular “Hermits Family Experience.”

Open House – The Fall Open House provides the opportunity to view the school for the first time or to reaffirm your interest. The event provides families with a unique look into the St. Augustine Prep experience.

Eighth Grade

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8th Grade Admissions Timeline

August 15Online Application Available - 8th and 9th Please Apply Through our Online Application System
November 29Early Acceptance Application DeadlineDeadline for Applicants Seeking Early Decision--completed applications will be guaranteed an admissions decision during the December 16-22 mailing period.
December 16Tuition Assistance DeadlineApplication Through TADS. Applicants will be notified in early January
December 16-22First Admissions Decisions MailedAfter the initial mailing, decisions will be sent weekly as applications are received
February 1Regular Decision Application 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.

2024-2025 (Class of 2029) Tuition – $12,954

Additional Fees
New Student Fee (One Time Fee)$350
Transportation Fee (only if taking bus)$1850 (2024-2025)
Chromebook Fee (One Time Fee)$650 (Approx.)