info@stjeromeinstitute.org 301-887-3008


COVID19 Response

SJI will offer in-person and online instruction this Fall. Our reopening plan follows OSSE guidelines for school reopening.

Please call 301-887-3008 for questions about admissions.

Enrollment Director

Emily Strab

How to Apply

Applying to the St. Jerome Institute is a simple, three-step process. First, fill out an online admission and financial aid form through TADS. Second, submit your transcript, letters of recommendation, and student essay. Finally, schedule an interview with our headmaster. 

Refer to the step-by-step instructions and important deadlines below and get started on your application today!

SJI Contact Info

1800 Perry St. NE
Washington, DC 20018


Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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First round applicants (decisions announced 2/19/2021 )

First round applicants apply to SJI in the fall of the year prior to their admission. They have priority for financial aid and scholarship decisions and for admissions and wait-lists calls.

December 23, 2020

Admission and financial aid applications complete in TADS


January 21, 2021

Admission documents/scholarship essays submitted

February 12, 2021

Admission/scholarship interview scheduled

March 13, 2021

Enrollment forms and fees due

Rolling Admissions Applicants

After the first round of admission, SJI will open a rolling admissions process to fill any vacant seats. Given our commitment to small class sizes, there is no guarantee of a seat for admitted students in the second round. If there is no space for a qualified student, the student will be placed on a waitlist and notified of any opportunity to enroll. 

The Application Process


Start Online Application

Fill out an Admissions application in TADS


Financial Aid Application

Fill out a Financial aid application in TADS. In order to prepare for the financial aid application, please refer to this worksheet: Worksheet (English) | Worksheet (Español) SJI’s FA code in TADS is 51317.



Request that a copy of your student’s transcript from your student’s current school be sent to SJI.


Letters of Recommendation

Request two letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches, tutors, or your parish pastor be sent to SJI.



Compose a typed essay of 500 words, formal in tone, that responds to the following prompt: “What book has had the most influence on you as a person?  Describe the impact this work has had on your formation as a young man or young woman.”


Schedule Interview

Schedule an interview with the Headmaster by emailing estrab@stjeromeinstitute.org or signing up for an opening in the appointment calendar.

Campus Tours and Visits

Tours and shadow day visits are a great way to get to know what the St. Jerome Institute is about. Visitors can sit in on a seminar or observe students working on projects first hand, while students can see what an entire day at SJI is like. You can use our interest forms to sign up, or contact our enrollment administrator, Emily Strab at estrab@stjeromeinstitute.org or 301-887-3008.

Enrollment Director

Emily Strab


St. Jerome Institute
1800 Perry St. NE
Washington, DC 20018

St. Jerome Institute is located in the school building at 1800 Perry Street NE, in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC. Our entrance is the one closest to 18th street, right across from the basketball courts. 

There is street parking on both sides of Perry Street (one-way), as well as street parking in the surrounding neighborhood. 

We are accessible by metrorail and metrobus. From the Brookland-CUA metro rail stop, walk east on Otis St, turn left at 18th, and right at Perry Street, where you will see our entrance. Bus stops on the G8, H6, and E2 are nearby, with stops on the R4, 83, and 86 within walking distance.

Schedule a Tour

We are not open for tours at the current time, but please fill out our tour interest form to schedule a small group tour when these become available, and to be notified of our Virtual Open Houses. You may also contact us directly at 301-887-3008.

Schedule a Shadow Day

A shadow day is a great way to see our curriculum in action through our students in their classes throughout the day. Shadow days are often the biggest help in decision-making for parents and students. 

Shadow days are offered throughout the Fall for 8th graders and throughout the Spring for 7th graders. SJI shadow days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays 8:30am-2:45pm.

Please call 301-887-3008 to schedule a shadow day for your middle school student.

Financial Aid

St. Jerome Institute is passionate about making the unique benefits of our school accessible to as many students as possible. As such, we are committed to providing opportunities for aid, sponsorships, and scholarships to help meet the financial needs of our diverse families. We urge all interested families to apply, and contact us directly if you have financial concerns. 

For our first class of 2019-2020, we were able to secure over $90,000 in financial aid and scholarships for our students, and we are committed to continuing to work toward providing aid for future students.

If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring an SJI student, please call 301-887-3008 or email mguza@stjeromeinstitute.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does SJI take transfers?

Yes, SJI takes admission applications for grades 9-12, but transfer students should be in discussion with school administrators to determine if any academic support will be needed for a successful transfer, due to the unique nature of our curriculum.

Does it matter if my student hasn’t had Latin or other foreign language experience?

No, our curriculum is designed to introduce Latin to students with no previous Latin study, or challenge students who have already studied Latin.

Does SJI have sports and clubs?

Yes, SJI has many opportunities for club sports and activities and encourages students to organize new clubs and sports based on their interests. You can find out about our offerings on the extracurriculars page.

Can SJI make any accommodations for my student’s special needs?

SJI administrators and faculty have many years of experience developing and utilizing plans to make accommodations for many different student circumstances. As a school with a low student-to-teacher ratio, we are able to support our students as individuals. Please reach out to us to discuss your student’s particular needs. 301-887-3008.

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    Upcoming Opportunities

    We are committed to making the St. Jerome Institute accessible to those students who we believe are a great fit at our school. To this end, we offer annual and four-year scholarship opportunities each Spring.

    Check back here for updates on scholarship opportunities for the 2021-2022 school year.