High School Readiness

HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS - We are committed to ensuring that all students find the best possible match for their high school experience.  We aim to support students and their parents as they navigate the high school admissions process.  Nearly all of our graduates attend their first choice high school at some of the most competitive Catholic and Selective Enrollment high schools across the city.
We work closely with area Catholic high schools to ensure our families understand each school's admissions offerings and events.  Each fall, we host a High School Fair, which is well attended by many Chicago-area high school representatives. In partnership with the highly regarded Redwood Prep, we offer an optional HSPT test preparation class for 8th-grade students as they prepare for the Catholic High School Entrance Exam.
GRADUATE PROFILE - St. Barnabas alums are proven leaders in the high school classroom, field, and stage.  Student Council Presidents, the lead role in the school musical, peer tutors, team captains, Kairos leaders, debate team presidents, and more.  Look to any area high school, and you’re sure to see several St. Barnabas Buckeyes in student leader positions.  Our students thrive during their high school years and matriculate to the top universities in the US and abroad.   
The St. Barnabas Class of 2023  will proudly carry on their values, enthusiasm, and academic initiative at 12 area high schools.  The Class of 2023 was honored with 43 merit and legacy-based scholarships to area high schools.