When should I start looking at high schools for my daughter?
We encourage all families to visit us during our Open House when the high school conversation starts in your home, usually 6th or 7th grade. DSHA offers various summer camps for 1st through 8th graders as well as shadowing experiences for 7th and 8th grade students during the school year.
What is the tuition cost?
Tuition for the 2016-17 school year is $13,270. This does not include books or uniforms.
Are there scholarships available?
Yes, there are both service and academic scholarships available to our students.
What is the work study program?
The work study program is for students who receive need based financial assistance. These students are required to work for one semester for about 1.5 hours per week.
When is your Open House?
Our Open House is the last Sunday in October. Mass is celebrated in our theater at 9 a.m.; guided tours are availabe from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Approximate cost of applying to DSHA?
$35 application fee; $100 tuition deposit if accepted.
When can I see the school?
Open House is a great opportunity to tour DSHA. If that date does not work out for your family, please contact the admissions office to schedule an appointment.
How can I prepare for the entrance exam?
A good night’s rest, breakfast and prompt arrival are our best tips on how to prepare. Pre-registration is required for the Saturday testing.
What is on the entrance exam?
The entrance exam covers cognitive abilities as well as basic skills. The test includes verbal, non-verbal/quantitative, reading, language and math sections. The test is the Scholastic Testing Service's High School Placement Test.
What criteria are used to select DSHA students?
Our admissions committee reviews an applicant’s application; entrance exam; 7th and 8th grade report cards; previous standardized testing; and a student achievement form that is completed by the applicant’s current teachers.