Admissions 2015 – 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.


redfingerOpen House Report

The Saint Mary’s Community would like to thank all of the families who helped make our Open House a major success. Your enthusiasm and wonderful comments about Saint Mary’s  and the program we offer was encouraging and much appreciated. We also appreciated all those who took our shuttle from North Berkeley BART to the campus, carpooled, rode their bike, or braved the parking. Thank you again for attending our Open House.


redfinger  Optional Basic Math Review and Workshop

There is a Basic Math Review Workshop on Saturday, December 5 and the same workshop repeated on December 12 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Each class if limited to 22 students. Cost: $30.00

Much of anxiety of taking the HSPT test is focused on the math and the quantitative skills sections. In response, Saint Mary’s has decided to provide a basic math review workshop on Saturday, December 5 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and the same workshop on December 12 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This optional workshop will provide eighth graders the opportunity to review basic math skills, practice with timed testing, and get a few hints on how to approach the math and quantitative sections of the HSPT test.

This workshop and review is not strategy based. It is a review of basic math and pre-algebra skills. We cannot guarantee that math scores on the HSPT will improve if you enroll your child in this workshop, but it is an opportunity to review and understand the types of problems that most likely will be on the HSPT.

This workshop and review session is optional and is open to 22 students per session.

The cost of the workshop is $30.00 which includes all supplies and a bagel, fruit, sweet treats, and juice break. If your child is on a special diet, please have your child bring a snack for this workshop.

December 5 Workshop is Full

Click here to register for the December 12 Workshop


redfingerEighth Grade Visits

Eighth grade student campus tours and classroom observations can be found under the tab, Opportunities to Visit. Please check with your child’s grade school to see if they have already arranged for a campus visit to Saint Mary’s.

Saint Mary’s is offering three additional days for student campus visits. If your child has already attended a campus visit, please do not register for an additional visit on the three remaining days listed below.

December 9 – Visit Day Full

December 10 – Visit Day Full

December 11 – Visit Day Full

Click here to read the information on how to visit Saint Mary’s.


Seredfingerventh Grade Families

Please feel free to attend Open House on Sunday, November 22, and we encourage you to have your child take part in the Seventh Grade HSPT Practice Test on Saturday, April 16. Registration for Seventh Grade Practice Test will begin in January 2016.


Please consider the Admissions Office as your resource for any questions or concerns about Saint Mary’s or the application process.

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