Entrance Exam Process
REGISTER FOR THE FENWICK ENTRANCE EXAM
(Registration will open on Saturday, November 23, 2019)
In order to gain admission to Fenwick High School, you must sit for the exam at Fenwick on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at 8:00 am.
A request for an applicant’s middle school standardized tests and report cards will be made after the child sits for the exam.
The student should bring no. 2 pencils and the $25 examination fee (cash or check made payable to Fenwick High School)
Students will be tested on reading, grammar and mathematics skills.
Calculators cannot be used for this exam.
Enter the building through our parking lot entrance on East Avenue.
Students should dress comfortably for the exam.
Students will be dismissed between 11:30 a.m. and noon.
Families will be notified of the student's admissions status via mail after February 1st. Results cannot be disclosed prior to that date.
Students with Accommodations please click Here
Fenwick Student Services provides a comprehensive approach to college selection and placement. “College 101” is part of our ‘Summer College Series’ that provides incoming freshman parents with an overview of how to plan for college as a family. During the school year, over 300 college representatives visit Fenwick to meet with our students and to inform them about their institutions. Families share in the success of their child’s placement and genuinely appreciate the “hands on” approach to help each student find that proverbial “right fit”. Highlights of this work:
2700 COLLEGE APPLICATIONS DURING THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR (280 SENIORS).
CLASS OF 2019 ATTENDING SCHOOLS IN 31 STATES, D.C., SCOTLAND AND GERMANY.
4 EVANS SCHOLARSHIPS.
COLLEGE APPLICATION AND ESSAY WRITING SEMINARS THROUGHOUT THE 1ST QUARTER OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.
THREE COLLEGE COUNSELORS ARE AVAILABLE TO ADVISE AND DIRECT STUDENTS ON THEIR COLLEGE SEARCH.
Class of 2019 Statistics
33.9 Top 10% ACT Average
32.4 Top 25% ACT Average
26.7 Senior Class ACT Average
121 AP Scholars
13 Students recognized by the National Merit Program
4 National Merit Scholarship Finalist
97 Illinois State Scholars
176 Presidential Scholars (63% of the class)
4 Evans Scholars
776 Scholarships awarded to the Class of 2019
Over $46 million in college scholarships awarded
TEAMS (STEM competition) - 1st in State and 5th internationally
2 Appointments to the United States Naval Academy
1 Appointment to the United States Military Academy
30 Friars play collegiate athletics
20+ Individual and Team State Championships (2017, 2016)
Computer Science curriculum co-developed with the University of Illinois’ top engineering and business consulting organization.
A full complement of AP science courses.
AP science scores significantly above the national averages (5x the number of 5’s in AP Physics).
A science faculty comprised of both professional educators and private industry professionals.
Four engineers from top universities within the science faculty.
Fenwick offers both morning and afternoon transportation to the city and suburbs. Please reference our Transportation Page for greater details or contact our Admissions Office to discuss any individual question regarding your child’s transportation needs.
New bus routes to Lincoln Park, Buck Town, West Loop, Lakeview and more!
Meet current students, teachers, coaches, administrators and alumni! Our open houses are exciting events for parents and students alike. The brief, informative program and tours provide an in-depth look at campus life and all of the possibilities being a Fenwick Friar holds.
Upcoming Open House
Dear Future Friars and Future Fenwick Families,
Thank you for taking the time to consider Fenwick High School as your future school. Since its founding in 1929, Fenwick has been an institution that expects and encourages excellence from its student body. Fenwick Friars are part of an environment that focuses on developing the whole student. Rigorous academics, competitive athletics and the Dominican Catholic pillars of prayer, study, community and preaching prepare each and every student to be successful in high school, college and beyond, professionally and personally.
Our diverse student body consists of young men and women with different economic and cultural backgrounds from throughout Chicagoland. Being a Fenwick Friar means that you are a part of the Fenwick community that shares our school’s strong tradition of excellence and firmly believes that holding high expectations of one another will result not only in our individual success but the success of our greater community. We continually seek to attract students to Fenwick who are willing to work hard, in and outside of the classroom, and who maintain high expectations of themselves and their peers.
This website provides important information about becoming a Fenwick Friar. After visiting our site, please do not hesitate to contact my office with any questions you may have about Fenwick. We look forward to speaking with you and your family.
Joe Ori '03
Director of Admissions