Admissions 2016

SAINT MARY’S ADMISSIONS NEWS – Updated February 5, 2016

Please refer to the list of webpages related to admissions to the left of this site for further information regarding admissions and school programs.

Lawrence Puck, Director of Admissions –  Email 
Linda Yaris, Associate Director of Admissions-  Email


redfingerThe reading of applications  and evaluating of academic information continues.   The reading of admissions applications continues. The reading of the applications takes a great of time and attention. I am not going to be available by phone to answer questions you may have. Please email me questions or concerns and I will get back to you within 24 hours by email.

Blessings to you, Lawrence Puck, Director of Admissions


redfingerInterview Night is completed. Our teachers had a wonderful time meeting the students they had interviewed. Thank you to our parents who helped greet our guests and answered questions they had as their children were being interviewed.


redfingerAll recommendations and grade reports. The deadline for recommendations and grades has past. The process of filing and reading the information continues.  If Saint Mary’s is missing an important academic information, we will contact you through email. We are in the process of going through the large stack of paper and creating the admissions folders._________________________

redfingerFinancial Assistance

The Admissions Office does not handle financial assistance and therefore cannot answer questions you may have. Please direct your questions regarding financial assistance to Ms. Beth Fisher at or (510) 559-6250. You can also click here to receive additional Financial Assistance information.


redfinger Eighth Grade Visits

Eighth grade student campus tours and classroom observations are full. One-to-One Shadow Visits will open to students who meet the application deadline of January 4, 2016. The details for these visits are listed below:

One-to-One Shadow Visits (February)

The One-to-One Visit Program will take place in February for eighth graders who have applied. These visits are limited to 20 per day. The visits will begin at 7:45 AM and will conclude at 11:35 AM.

The Student Campus Visit Program includes:

♦ Welcome and Remarks in the Library.

♦ Students will visit three classes

♦ A snack at break will be provided. If your child is on a special diet, please send them with a snack.

Shadow Visit Days are:

February 11 – FULL

February 16 – FULL

February 17 – FULL

February 18 – FULL


redfinger Saint Mary’s is not accepting mid-year transfer applications

Saint Mary’s remains at full enrollment for the 2016 school year. Saint Mary’s has an enrollment cap set by the City of Albany. We are not allowed to exceed the enrollment number set by the City; therefore, we cannot accept any additional students to Saint Mary’s for the Winter or Spring of 2016.

Decisions as to Saint Mary’s accepting applications for transfer students for the Fall of 2016 will be made after our freshmen enrollment is complete in mid-March.


 HSPT Pratice Test for Seredfingerventh Graders

We encourage you to have your child take part in the Seventh Grade HSPT Practice Test on Saturday, April 16.

Click here to read additional information regarding the HSPT Practice Test for Seventh Graders and to register. The cost for the day is $40.00.


 redfingerSixth and Seventh Grade Families

Mark your calendar for the “Sixth & Seventh Grade Information Night” held on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:00 PM in the Shea Center.


Lawrence Puck, Director of Admissions
(510) 559-6235 and Email 
Linda Yaris, Associate Director of Admissions
(510) 559-6240 and Email