Thank you for your interest in the Academy of Our Lady of Peace!
If you are already in our database, then you will receive a username by email in late September. Use that username to access Blackbaud (OLP's Learning Management System) or call the Admissions Office for assistance. Current OLP parents, simply login using your Blackbaud credentials!. If you are not already in our database, please complete an online inquiry to be added. We will send you a username to use to access Blackbaud.
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The following timeline will guide you in the application process for Academy of Our Lady of Peace.
NEW UPDATE for the 2020-2021 Admission Cycle
OLP has always been committed to a holistic admission process, with the Admissions Committee considering all aspects of an applicant's file. With that in mind, as COVID-19 continues to impact standardized testing processes, it has become clear that adjustments need to be made to our policy regarding standardized testing this year. For the 2020-2021 admission cycle, OLP will not host the HSPT Entrance Exam nor will we require the scores in the evaluation of the applicants. We are confident that the information we gather in the admission process will provide us with a holistic view of each applicant.
Having said that, we will host and require the HSPT in March (following admission notification) for course placement purposes of all newly enrolled students. Details regarding this process will be forthcoming.
October – December: Virtual Visit
More information about upcoming virtual tours, visits, open houses, etc. will be available in late September. The Office of Admissions will continue to "visit" various 7th and 8th grade classrooms throughout the county.
December 1, 2020: NEW!! Admission Application Due for Merit-Based Scholarship Consideration
We will begin to accept the Admission Application, along with the $55 application fee, on October 1, 2020. Due to the decision regarding the HSPT (listed above), we have made the decision to offer an earlier admission application deadline for those wishing to be considered for OLP's Merit-Based Scholarships. We encourage you to take your time in completion of the application to ensure everything is accurate and to ensure you have said everything you want to say.
In the past, we have used the 90th percentile on the HSPT as a way to distinguish who is considered for our merit-based scholarships. Without offering or requiring the exam, it gave us the opportunity to be able to consider more applicants for these scholarships. Considering we will have many more students interested in accessing the available scholarships, we will need more time to gather additional information as well as more time for evaluation, hence the need for an earlier deadline. Further details about additional information required for those being considered for merit-based scholarships will be forthcoming.
January 15, 2021: Admission Application and Tuition Assistance Application Due
If you are not interested in pursuing the merit-based scholarships, then you have even more time to complete your admission application! The final deadline to submit your admission application for Fall 2021 is January 15, 2021.
Applications for Tuition Assistance are also due January 15, 2021, along with your 2019 tax returns. More information about Tuition and Tuition Assistance can be found by clicking here. Please understand that you will apply for enrollment and tuition assistance at the same time. Do not wait to see if your daughter is admitted first!
February 1, 2021 – Transcripts and Teacher Recommendations Due
OLP requires all applicants to request the first trimester or semester grades from the current year (8th grade) as well as the final grades of the previous year (7th grade) be submitted by their current school. If applicable, we also require the most recent standardized testing completed. Under your Admissions Checklist in Blackbaud, you will be able to download the Transcript Request Form to print, sign and either turn in to your current school or scan and email to your current school.
Recommendations are required from the applicant's current Principal/Head of School, English Teacher and Math Teacher. Recommendations are requested and submitted electronically via Blackbaud.
January - February – Interviews
All applicants and at least one of their parents will be interviewed by a faculty member or administrator between January 20 and February 11, 2021. Families will be able to schedule their interview appointment online following the application deadline of January 15, 2021. At this time, interviews will be scheduled via Zoom.
March – Acceptance Letters & Registration
Admission Decisions will be communicated on March 12, 2021.
Parents will log back into our Blackbaud Parent Portal where they will be able to view their tuition assistance award (if applicable) and complete online enrollments (electronically sign the Tuition Agreement, set-up their FACTS account, and pay the Registration Fee). The deadline for doing so is March 22, 2021.
The Course Registration process will be scheduled upon completion of the online enrollment process.