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Apply to Saint Mary's

Thank you for considering Saint Mary’s as the high school for your child. Please read the application instructions carefully.  

The Application for the 2025-2026 Academic School Year will open September 1, 2024.

Steps to Apply
Our inquiry form ensures you stay up-to-date on admissions events and deadlines. 
Come see our campus! You can find the schedule here.
The deadline to turn in your application is January 7, 2025.
(If you are a transfer student, please check back in April 2025 to apply.)
All 9th grade applicants to Saint Mary’s College High School are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT).
*The deadline to register is January 7, 2025. 
If a student is requesting extended time on the HSPT, please see our HSPT page for more information.
Saint Mary's requires three recommendations: one from your current math teacher, english teacher, and principal or counselor.

To simplify the work of the eighth grade teachers who are asked to complete the recommendation forms, Saint Mary’s will also accept a copy of a completed recommendation form from another Catholic or private school.

Recommendations are to be requested and sent through your online application parent portal. Please note: you CANNOT submit requests until your application is completed. 

We recommend that the forms be given to your student's current school at least four weeks before the February 4 2025 deadline.

8th grade transcripts are due February 4, 2025.
How do I send them?
Use the request form in your parent portal checklist.
This can be found when logged into your online application.
Please fill out Saint Mary's tuition assistance application if you would like to apply for financial aid.
More information can be found on our tuition assistance page.
The deadline to apply for tuition assistance is February 3, 2025.
Saint Mary’s will set an appointment to meet with the applicant for about 15 to 20 minutes. This is an opportunity for a member of the faculty or administration to meet the student and for the student to get their questions answered.
Decisions will be emailed on March 14, 2025.
The enrollment portal will open on March 15, 2025.

Admissions Deadlines 2024-2025

September 2024
  • 01: Application Opens for the 2025-2026 school year
January 2025
  • 07: HSPT Registration Deadline
  • 07: Application Deadline
  • 11: HSPT Entrance Test
  • 29: Interview Night
February 2025
  • 03: Tuition Assistance Deadline
  • 04: Letters of Recommendation & Transcripts Deadline
March 2025
  • 14: Decision Day
  • 15: Registration Portal Opens for the Class of 2029




These admissions steps are key to applying to Saint Mary's. If you have any questions, please email our Admissions Assistant, Ariana Corwin, at [email protected] or call (510) 559-6240.