The Application Process

Welcome to East Catholic High School. Begin your East experience here!

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Congratulations on taking the first step in becoming part of the East Catholic community. Please complete the information below, and an admissions team member will reach out to you.

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Incoming Freshman

We look forward to meeting prospective students and families as they navigate the admissions process. The first step is an entrance exam. Please see our online entrance exam registration for more information.

Please note that the entrance exam being offered at East Catholic is not the HSPT. It is created by our faculty to best understand the placement needs of our students. Students who take the HSPT at other schools are still eligible for enrollment; however, to be considered for merit scholarship students must take the East Catholic entrance exam. Students who do not take the East Catholic entrance exam will need to take it pending acceptance before they can schedule classes.

Private tours are available by appointment only. Please contact Abby Diemar to register for yours today!

Please note, the first step in the admission process is completing a student file. The completed file includes the following: 

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  • A completed ECHS application
  • East Catholic Entrance Exam
  • Student School Performance Documents (Report Cards, Progress Reports, Standardized Test Scores, Evaluations, etc).
    • Special Education Plan (if applicable)

    Admissions Steps

    • Complete ECHS application
    • Take entrance exam
    • Submit required documents - see above
    • Await review of application to determine admittance
    • Apply for tuition assistance
    • Register and pay registration fee
    • Course selection

    Transfer Students

    We understand that choosing a high school is an important decision and welcome transfer students for the spring or fall entry. Limited spots are available, so we advise reaching out as soon as possible for us to discuss each family’s unique needs.

    A complete file for a transfer student includes:

    • A completed ECHS application.
    • Most current grades.
    • Grade transcript.
    • Standardized test scores (e.g. HSPT, PSAT).
    • A writing sample: personal statement
    • Two letters of recommendations (preferably from an English teacher and counselor).
    • Current freshmen transfers must take the East Catholic entrance exam.
    • Additional information as needed.

    Please complete the online application and email the remaining paperwork to Abby Wehr-Diemar, our associate director of admissions. Her email address is

    Admissions Info

    Applications, forms, and more information for incoming freshman and transfer students are here:

    Request Admissions Information

    Chad Malone
    Director of Admissions
    115 New State Road
    Manchester, CT 06042
    (860) 649-5336 ext. 6238

    Abby Wehr Diemar '00
    Associate Director of Admissions
    115 New State Road
    Manchester, CT 06042
    (860) 649-5336, ext. 6456

    Note to Parents of Incoming Freshmen

    To maintain compliance with state guidelines, please do not schedule the required physical exam prior to July 1. The completed Health Assessment Record forms are due before the end of 9th grade and must be completed by the physician at the time of the exam and turned directly in to the school nurse (not the Athletics Department).