Admissions Process

Academics. Community. Character. These are the hallmarks of an education at St. Charles Preparatory School. For nearly a century, this school has welcomed young men for an exceptional high school experience, boasting a college-preparatory curriculum, modern facilities, robust athletics and extra-curriculars, and powerful student mentoring programs.


What is the process for applying to St. Charles?

We require that parents fill out an online application form by clicking HERE and providing a $200 registration fee. This fee is credited to the student’s tuition. It is refundable only to students who are not accepted by the Admissions Committee.

We also require that you provide the school these items:

  1. The student's 8th grade academic report card;
  2. Results obtained on a standardized achievement test;
  3. The applicant's health records from your physician.

The school will then contact you to complete the admissions process by scheduling a personal interview conducted by a member of the Admissions Committee with the parents and applicant.


We also encourage interested young men and their families to learn more about St. Charles in person.

Sign up online for a private, 45-minute family visit and tour of our school campus.  These tours were conducted in October and November. These will be conducted three times a week, starting again on January 12th and running through February.   Due to safety protocols, we are only able to host one family per session. To learn more or to reserve a date/time for your visit, please click on "Family Visits" tab above.

You can also visit this Prospective Student page regularly as we announce various activities held just for future Cardinals.

--Families wishing to learn more about the school's generous financial aid program, click HERE.


Should you have questions about these activities or anything related to the admissions process, please contact Sam Binnig '10, Director of Admissions, at [email protected].

News and Upcoming Events
Prospective Student Email List
8th Grade Scholarship Test
Summer 2021 Athletic Camps and Academic Programs


Through ninety-seven years of service and education St. Charles has established a reputation that speaks for itself. Its standardized test scores place it in the top tier of secondary schools in the nation and Gerber Analytics ranks St. Charles Preparatory School as #2 in the state of Ohio.Click HERE to view that report.

We have some of the finest facilities in the state to support our students’ personal growth. The opportunity to become a part of this tradition should be one worth considering.


151 Graduates of the Class of 2020

 97% to attend 4-yr. colleges; 2% to attend 2-Yr. colleges; 1% Undecided

  College Admission Information

  • 180 different colleges admitted our students (a record)
  • Our students will attend 58 different colleges all over the country
  • 34% of our students will attend college outside of Ohio
  • 37% of them will attend private colleges and universities
  • 92% of them received an offer of admission to their top choice college
  • 98% of them received admission offers to their first or second choice college
  • 99% of our students received admission to one of their top three choice colleges
  • 7% of our students applied as Early Decision candidates
  • 89% of our students applied as Early Action candidates


In Addition

  • 3 students received offers of admission to West Point and one more student received an offer for admission to West Point for the fall of 2021 after one year of prep. This is extraordinary in a class of 151 students!
  • 9 seniors became National Merit Finalists and 9 are National Merit Commended Scholars
  • COVID-19 has not stopped students from leaving Ohio – 35% of this class intends to attend college outside of Ohio, though perhaps a little closer in distance than previous years.

Schools of Matriculation:

Arizona State University, Ashland University, Bellarmine University, Benedictine College, Boston College, Bowling Green State University, Bucknell University, Capital University, Central Ohio Technical College, College of Charleston, University of Cincinnati, Clemson University, Columbus State Community College, University of Dayton, Denison University, DePaul University, University of Detroit Mercy, Drexel University, Eastern Michigan University, University of Evansville, Flagler College-St Augustine, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Georgia Military College, Heidelberg University, High Point University, Hillsdale College, Howard University, Indiana University, University of Kentucky, Loyola University Chicago, Marietta College, Miami (OH) University, Morgan State University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Notre Dame College, University of Notre Dame, Ohio Northern University, Ohio University, The Ohio State University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Otterbein University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Louis University, Shenandoah University, University of South Carolina, St. Olaf College, The University of Tampa, Texas A&M University, Trine University, The United States Military Academy, Vanderbilt University, Virginia Tech, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington University in St. Louis, The College of Wooster and Xavier University.


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St. Charles Preparatory School
2010 E Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43209
Phone: (614) 252-6714


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St. Charles Preparatory School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.