Application Process

Joining the Bishop Ludden Junior-Senior High School family comes with immense excitement and pride as students embark on an academic and spiritual journey of fulfillment. As one of the top 3 private, Catholic high schools in Syracuse, N.Y., students receive the noticeable benefits of smaller class sizes for proper college readiness, a variety of extracurricular activities and faith-centered education.

Complete the steps below to begin your path as a Bishop Ludden student and experience the Bishop Ludden difference.

Step 1

Schedule a Visit

We invite you and your family to visit Bishop Ludden’s 26-acre campus. We also encourage you to take a campus tour, meet with our admissions staff, and talk to our students and faculty. We welcome you to our athletic events and performing arts concerts, plays and musical, as well as our wonderful Bishop Ludden traditions.

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Open House

(optional) A great way to see all that Bishop Ludden has to offer is to visit during one of our Open House dates. Our Fall 2019 Open House has passed. We’re sorry we missed you! Please contact our office of admissions at (315) 579-0086 to schedule a private tour.

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Knight for a Day

(optional) Students in grades six and above are encouraged to become a “Knight for a Day” and “shadow” a current Bishop Ludden student for the school day. Students will be paired with one of our student guides and attend classes, enjoy lunch and participate in the day’s activities with Ludden students. Being a “Knight for a Day” is a wonderful opportunity to experience first-hand the excitement, challenge, and growth that Bishop Ludden Jr. Sr. High School offers! To register your student for a shadow day, please click here.

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Scholarship Exam

(optional) Academic scholarships at Bishop Ludden are distributed based on results of the annual scholarship exam. Only students entering 7th and 9th grade may take the scholarship exam. The results of the scholarship exam have no effect on admission. The exam is not required and is only for students who wish to be considered for academic scholarships. Scholarship Exams for students looking to enter Bishop Ludden in the 2020-2021 school year will be held Saturday, November 16th at 8am or Saturday, December 7th at 8am. The cost to take the scholarship exam is $20. To register your student for a scholarship exam please click here.

Step 2

Apply to Bishop Ludden

International Students please click here to be redirected to our application page for international admission

Download the application for admission and return the form to the Admissions Office at Bishop Ludden. Please note that the following documents are required to review your student’s application: 

• $30 Application Fee
• Most Recent Report Card
• Attendance Records
• Discipline Records
• State Test Scores
• IEP/504 Information, if Applicable

To request the above records from your student’s current school, please click here to download a records request form and submit the form to your student’s school.

Please return the application and required forms in one of the following ways:

  1. Mail (or deliver) to Bishop Ludden, 815 Fay Road, Syracuse NY, 13219
  2. Fax to (315) 468-0097 with attention to the admissions department
  3. Email to Courtnee Corcoran, Director of Enrollment, at ccorcoran@syrdiocese.org.

Step 3

Interview

Students who choose not to shadow for a day at Bishop Ludden may be asked to meet with the Director of Admissions, Principal, Guidance Counselor and Dean of Students for an interview.

Step 4

Financial Aid

For more information on the financial aid process, including forms and FAQ’s, visit our Financial Aid page. Students must first be accepted to Bishop Ludden before applying for financial aid. Please apply for financial aid before February 15th.

If you’re looking for more information on applying to Bishop Ludden, fill out an initial interest form. A Bishop Ludden representative will get back to you shortly.