Admissions

Alex Sullivan

Director of Admissions

Judi Higgins

Admissions Associate

Welcome!

We’re delighted that you’re considering Holy Spirit Preparatory School. We believe it is a truly unique place where, above all else, we desire for our students to know the love of God.

Holy Spirit Prep families thrive on our authentic classical Catholic approach, where we work together to help students reach their God-given potential. We look forward to sharing more with you about our wonderful community!

Do you have questions? Contact Us!

Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Welcome!

Holy Spirit Prep is a classical Catholic school with a vibrant and joyful community of families. We’re delighted that you’re considering joining us! We strive to partner with our families, teaching our students to glorify God by striving for excellence in all aspects of their lives.

We look forward to sharing more with you about our wonderful community!

Alex Sullivan

Director of Admissions
Dean of Discipline - Upper School 

Do you have questions? Contact Us!

Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Brooke Fowler

Admissions Associate

Fast Facts About Holy Spirit Preparatory School

  • Students range from 6 months to 12th grade
  • Named 2021’s Best Private School in Buckhead
  • A+ Grade on Niche
  • Specialized academic elective tracks in Liberal Arts, Computer Science, Fine Arts, and Classical Languages offered
  • 59% of students play an instrument
  • Sacramental preparation, including both First Communion and Confirmation received as a class, is integrated into curriculum
  • Students attend Mass at least once per week during the school day
  • A full-time chaplain on both campuses 
  • 10+ sports offered
  • Competitive Student House System with 4 Houses
  • Students range from 6 months to 12th grade
  • Named 2021’s Best Private School in Buckhead
  • A+ Grade on Niche
  • Specialized academic elective tracks in Liberal Arts, Computer Science, Fine Arts, and Classical Languages offered
  • 59% of students play an instrument
  • 10+ sports offered
  • Competitive Student House System with 4 Houses
  • Sacramental preparation, including both First Communion and Confirmation received as a class, is integrated into curriculum
  • Students attend Mass at least once per week during the school day
  • A full-time chaplain on both campuses 

Inquiry Form

We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about what Holy Spirit Preparatory School has to offer.

Completing an inquiry form is not required but provides an easy way for families to receive additional information prior to applying or scheduling a tour. Once you submit an inquiry form, you will be contacted by the Admissions Team to answer any questions you may have and provide you with additional support as you begin the application process.​

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Tuition

Our tuition plan provides several options for families to ensure they are able to provide their children with the life-changing experience of receiving a Holy Spirit Prep education. Families may pay tuition annually, semi-annually, or monthly. Discounts are available to families who choose to pay annually or semi-annually. For those who select to pay annually, tuition is due in January.

Tuition 2023-2024

Tuition 2022-2023

Lower School – K-5th | $21,540
Middle School – 6th-8th | $21,790
High School – 9th-12th | $24,780

Tuition 2023-2024

Included in Lower, Middle, and High School Tuition and Fees
  • Lunch
  • 1:1 iPads K-1st, Chromebooks (6th-11th)
  • Books (K-8th)
  • PVA Membership
  • After-school tutorials until 4:00 PM
Technology Fee
  • $500 (6th-12th)
Not Included in Tuition
  • Textbooks (9th-12th)*
  • Uniforms*
  • School Supplies*
  • Class trips
  • Extracurricular activity fees
  • Extended School Programs

*Required

  • Lunch
  • 1:1 iPads K-1st, Chromebooks (6th-11th)
  • Books (K-8th)
  • PVA Membership
  • After-school tutorials until 4:00 PM
  • $500 (6th-12th)
  • Textbooks (9th-12th)*
  • Uniforms*
  • School Supplies*
  • Class trips
  • Extracurricular activity fees
  • Extended School Programs

*Required

Tuition Assistance

It’s our goal to make Holy Spirit Prep affordable for as many families as possible. That’s why we allocate $2 million in need-based financial aid each year to about half of our students. Applying for tuition assistance is straightforward and easy.

Apply for Tuition Assistance

At Holy Spirit Prep, our tuition assistance program provides support for students who would not be able to attend our school otherwise. The application process for financial aid is simple and allows us to analyze a family’s financial position so we can determine how to best assist them. All admissions decisions are made independently of a family’s ability to pay.

How to Apply

Complete our application process by submitting the required documents through School and Student Services (SSS). SSS processes the information that families provide regarding income, assets, debts, and equity, and then forwards HSP a Report of Family Contribution (RFC), which we use as a guideline for aid awards.

Apply for Enrollment

We invite you to apply to Holy Spirit Prep and become part of our community! To streamline the admissions process, we’ve partnered with Ravenna, a popular online admission and enrollment system frequently used by private and independent schools. Through our Ravenna portal, you can complete an application, submit supporting documents, track your application status, and ultimately view the admissions decision.

Application Process Timeline

  • Applications for the 2024-2025 school year are now live!
  • March 16, 2024 – Application deadline to guarantee 3/30 notification
  • March 30, 2024 – Electronic acceptance notifications sent
  • April 11, 2024 – Response due from parent

After the admissions deadlines, all grades with remaining space move to rolling admissions until the end of the admissions season.

** Preschool applicants please note: the above dates are for Kindergarten-12th applicants. All preschool applicants are admitted on a rolling basis.

Admissions Checklist

All students are required to apply online via our Ravenna portal in order to be considered for admission. To apply, simply create an account, fill out the Applicant Form, and pay a $100 application fee. Additional grade-specific application requirements can be found in our Ravenna portal.

Our Application Process is as Easy as 1-2-3

  • Create a Ravenna account.
  • Sign up for our admissions events.
  • Submit an online application.

The Green and Gold Newsletter

  • HSP families receive a monthly email recognizing student achievements, promoting upcoming events, and highlighting important reminders.

Admissions FAQs

Can we apply after deadline?

Yes, you may still complete an application after our posted deadline; however, please understand that spaces are limited and applications received prior to the deadline will be given priority. Applying by the deadline guarantees a decision on the decision released date.

Into which grades does Holy Spirit Preparatory School accept students?

We accept students from 6 months old through the 11th grade, depending on availability in a specific grade level.

Does Holy Spirit Preparatory School require an interview as part of the admissions process?

Yes, we conduct both parent and student interviews, as we enjoy getting to know our potential families.

When are families notified about their admissions status?

Preschool families are notified on a rolling basis, and a decision can be expected within a couple of weeks of completing the application process. Kindergarten-12th grade applicants can expect a decision on the AAAIS decision release date, or on a rolling basis after this date has passed.

Are applicants required to take the SSAT?

No, Holy Spirit Preparatory School does not require applicants to take the SSAT. If an applicant has taken the test, they may upload that into their application.

Do you have to be Catholic to attend Holy Spirit Preparatory School?

No, you do not have to be Catholic to attend Holy Spirit Prep; however, as an authentic Catholic school, Catholicism is an integral part of our curriculum and school life.

Is there a transportation service at Holy Spirit Preparatory School?

Currently, we do not offer a bus service; however, we are hoping to offer multiple bus routes in the near future if we receive enough demand. Please send us an email at admissions@holyspiritprep.org or call the office at 678.761.7992 to discuss this possibility.

Do all students take religion/theology classes?

Yes, students take a theology class every semester.

Does Holy Spirit Preparatory School offer financial aid and/or scholarships?

Yes, we offer need-based financial aid to families who apply for it and demonstrate a need. Nearly 45% of our students are on financial aid. We work hard to help as many families as possible so that their children are able to attend our school.

Does Holy Spirit Preparatory School offer an after-school program?

Yes, there are both before and after-school program options available. Please visit the academics section of our website for more information.

How do parents get involved in the life of the school?

At HSP, we believe that a child’s education begins in the home, with their family. We greatly value our partnership with parents as we work together to educate their children, and always encourage them to volunteer and become a part of the larger school family here at Holy Spirit Preparatory School. We have various ways in which parents can get involved, such as being a part of our Parent Volunteer Association, the Athletic Booster Club, and the Arts Alliance. Learn more on our Support page.

Does the school offer a resource program for students with different learning needs?

Yes, the John Carroll Resource Center at Holy Spirit Preparatory School provides support to students in grades K-8 and the Benedict Resource Center provides support to students in grades 9-12 who have been diagnosed with dyslexia or other language processing exceptionalities and/or organizational challenges, to maximize each student’s unique learning potential within a college preparatory environment.

I am very interested in Holy Spirit Preparatory School and would like to know more! Who do I call?

We would love to share more about how you can be a part of our school! Call or text our admissions office at (678) 761-7992, or email us at admissions@holyspiritprep.org to speak to a member of our admissions team today!

Yes, you may still complete an application after our posted deadline; however, please understand that spaces are limited and applications received prior to the deadline will be given priority. Applying by the deadline guarantees a decision on the decision released date.

We accept students from 6 months old through the 11th grade, depending on availability in a specific grade level.

Yes, we conduct both parent and student interviews, as we enjoy getting to know our potential families.

Preschool families are notified on a rolling basis, and a decision can be expected within a couple of weeks of completing the application process. Kindergarten-12th grade applicants can expect a decision on the AAAIS decision release date, or on a rolling basis after this date has passed.

No, Holy Spirit Preparatory School does not require applicants to take the SSAT. If an applicant has taken the test, they may upload that into their application.

No, you do not have to be Catholic to attend Holy Spirit Prep; however, as an authentic Catholic school, Catholicism is an integral part of our curriculum and school life.

Currently, we do not offer a bus service; however, we are hoping to offer multiple bus routes in the near future if we receive enough demand. Please send us an email at admissions@holyspiritprep.org or call the office at 678.761.7992 to discuss this possibility.

Yes, students take a theology class every semester.

Yes, we offer need-based financial aid to families who apply for it and demonstrate a need. Nearly 45% of our students are on financial aid. We work hard to help as many families as possible so that their children are able to attend our school.

At HSP, we believe that a child’s education begins in the home, with their family. We greatly value our partnership with parents as we work together to educate their children, and always encourage them to volunteer and become a part of the larger school family here at Holy Spirit Preparatory School. We have various ways in which parents can get involved, such as being a part of our Parent Volunteer Association, the Athletic Booster Club, and the Arts Alliance. Learn more on our Support page.

Yes, the John Carroll Resource Center at Holy Spirit Preparatory School provides support to students in grades K-8 and the Benedict Resource Center provides support to students in grades 9-12 who have been diagnosed with dyslexia or other language processing exceptionalities and/or organizational challenges, to maximize each student’s unique learning potential within a college preparatory environment.

We would love to share more about how you can be a part of our school! Call or text our admissions office at (678) 761-7992, or email us at admissions@holyspiritprep.org to speak to a member of our admissions team today!

Admissions FAQs

Yes, you may still complete an application after our posted deadline; however, please understand that spaces are limited and applications received prior to the deadline will be given priority. Applying by the deadline guarantees a decision on the decision released date.

We accept students from 6 months old through the 11th grade, depending on availability in a specific grade level.

Yes, we conduct both parent and student interviews, as we enjoy getting to know our potential families.

Preschool families are notified on a rolling basis, and a decision can be expected within a couple of weeks of completing the application process. Kindergarten-12th grade applicants can expect a decision on the AAAIS decision release date, or on a rolling basis after this date has passed.

No, Holy Spirit Preparatory School does not require applicants to take the SSAT. If an applicant has taken the test, they may upload that into their application.

No, you do not have to be Catholic to attend Holy Spirit Prep; however, as an authentic Catholic school, Catholicism is an integral part of our curriculum and school life.

Currently, we do not offer a bus service; however, we are hoping to offer multiple bus routes in the near future if we receive enough demand. Please send us an email at admissions@holyspiritprep.org or call the office at 678.761.7992 to discuss this possibility.

Yes, students take a theology class every semester.

Yes, we offer need-based financial aid to families who apply for it and demonstrate a need. Nearly 45% of our students are on financial aid. We work hard to help as many families as possible so that their children are able to attend our school.

At HSP, we believe that a child’s education begins in the home, with their family. We greatly value our partnership with parents as we work together to educate their children, and always encourage them to volunteer and become a part of the larger school family here at Holy Spirit Preparatory School. We have various ways in which parents can get involved, such as being a part of our Parent Volunteer Association, the Athletic Booster Club, and the Arts Alliance. Learn more on our Support page.

Yes, the John Carroll Resource Center at Holy Spirit Preparatory School provides support to students in grades K-8 and the Benedict Resource Center provides support to students in grades 9-12 who have been diagnosed with dyslexia or other language processing exceptionalities and/or organizational challenges, to maximize each student’s unique learning potential within a college preparatory environment.

We would love to share more about how you can be a part of our school! Call or text our admissions office at (678) 761-7992, or email us at admissions@holyspiritprep.org to speak to a member of our admissions team today!

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