Admissions

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions: Admissions

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Which schools do most students come from?

    Justin-Siena students come from over 36 schools primarily in the Napa, Solano, and Sonoma areas. We have relationships with local Catholic, Independent, and other Religious schools in the area called our Partner Schools. We also have students that come to us from all over the country and world in our International and Boarding programs.
  • Q. Does Justin-Siena accept international students?

    Yes! Each year, we welcome about 50 students from 22 countries in grades 9 through 12. We are pleased to offer Boarding on campus or Homestay with local families. At Justin-Siena, we partner with Amerigo Education for our International student boarding experience. Please visit our International Student page on our website for more information. Additionally, if you would like to host an international student, contact Annick Bouldt, our International Student Coordinator at abouldt@justin-siena.org . 
  • Q. What is your class size?

    Our current freshman class has 145 students. Each year we typically receive around 200-250 applications for the freshman class. Our average class size is 24 students.
  • Q. Do you have a school uniform?

    We have a school uniform. Shirts, outerwear, and skirts can all be purchased through Land’s End. Students must wear a Justin-Siena polo or top with a collar, and they can wear khakis or jeans. Girls have the option to wear skirts from Land's End. 
  • Q. Where do Justin-Siena graduates go following graduation?

    • 98% attending college/university
    • 1.3% military
    • 0.7% postgraduate
    • 256 colleges received applications from Justin-Siena students
    • 84 individual colleges/universities will welcome Braves this fall
    • $8.5 million+ in scholarships offered to the Class of 2019 (6.3 million in 2018)
    • 19 student-athletes will continue to play in the NCAA or JC level.  11 graduates will continue their success as NCAA student-athletes in football, volleyball, soccer, tennis, and track & field.  Additionally, 8 graduates will go on to play baseball, softball, and football at California Community Colleges. Yet another student will be playing baseball in a post-graduate year at Deerfield Academy, a premier prep school in New England.
    • One student earned just one of only 50 full scholarships to BYU, where he will enroll after completing his 2-year mission to the Philippines.
    • After Justin-Siena, 10 students will be continuing their Lasallian journeys in colleges operated by the Brothers.
    • One student is following the call to serve as an EMT and will spend his time training in Utah.
    • 6 grads will pursue higher ed all over the world: France, Mexico, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Thailand.
    • 9 students are following their passions in the performing arts to Berklee College of Music, CSU Chico, Chapman University, Loyola University New Orleans, Napa Valley College, Northwestern University, and UC Santa Barbara
    • True to the heritage of our wine country locale, several graduates will be studying every element of the wine industry at Cal Poly, Davis, and Cornell.
     
     
    Breakdown of College Matriculation
    • 84% to a 4-year college
    • 15% to a 2-year college
    • 60.5% attending California colleges/universities
    • 34.8% attending out-of-state US colleges/universities
    • 2.6% attending international colleges/universities
    • 18 University of California
    • 21 California State University
    • 20 California Community College
    • 31 California Private Colleges
    • 24 Catholic Colleges
    • 59 Out-of-State and International Colleges and Universities

    For a complete list of colleges Justin-Siena students have attended, please click here

    Graduates were awarded more than 8.5 million in scholarships based on their academic achievement, leadership, and/ or service.  In 2018 that number was 6.22 million.
  • Q.

    What are the demographics of the student body?

    49% of our students reside in the county of Napa, 30% in Solano County, 14% in Sonoma county, 6% live outside of the three local counties.
    Students of color make up 45% of our student body
  • Q. How does Justin-Siena support new students and families?

    All incoming freshman students take part in a multiple-day freshmen immersion program that helps them get to know the school, their class and their advisor. New students and international students also have an orientation program at the start of the year. We also offer parents and families several opportunities to gather to learn about the life of the school and meet each other, including new parent orientation, Back to School Night, and our Parent Association Meetings and events. 
  • Q.

    Is there a “typical” Justin-Siena student?

    No, each student is unique and has his or her own talents and gifts that he or she brings to our community. We do seek students who work hard, play hard, and are upstanding members of their school communities.
  • Q. Do you consider more than just quantitative (standardized test results, GPA) factors?

    We like to look at each applicant as a whole and get to know him/her as a person to see what kind of thinker, student, and person he/she is. We do require all freshman applicants to take an Entrance Exam, and submit his/ her 7th and 8th grade transcript and discipline files. As part of the admissions process we also require your current Principal, Math teacher, and English teacher to complete recommendations. We also encourage you to have any other teacher, coach, counselor, or pastor to also complete a recommendation. We also have an admission interview with the applicant as well as his/her parents.

Justin-Siena High School

Justin-Siena is a Catholic high school in the Lasallian tradition offering a college preparatory program that serves young men and women in grades 9–12.