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Application Process

Application Process

St. Mary's High School is a college preparatory high school which challenges students academically and ensures they are ready for college. Students are considered for acceptance based on the following:

  • Academic Transcripts (6th-8th grade report cards)
  • Standardized Testing Scores (i.e. MAP, Iowa Basic, etc.)
  • Discipline Records
  • Attendance Records
  • Placement Test (for incoming freshman only)
  • A personal interview
Class placement is based on grades, standardized test scores and the Placement Test. St. Mary's accepts students from all religions and all types of schools.

 
APPLICATION PROCESS 

8th Grade Catholic School Students:

Catholic grade schools will send parents an online link to the Archdiocesan Catholic High School Application in the fall of their son's eighth grade year. Students complete the application and information is sent to the Archdiocese to process. Application and records are then sent to the students’ 1st choice schools. Acceptance letters are mailed in February.

8th Grade Public/Non-Catholic School Students:

Eighth grade students who attend a public elementary school or private Non-Catholic school can apply between November 1st and November 15th by clicking on the Archdiocesan Catholic High School Application link located on our homepage.  If a student is unable to apply online or they miss the window to apply, they must request an Archdiocesan Catholic High School Application from St. Mary's. Please contact the Admissions Director at 314-481-8400 ext. 110 or admissions@stmaryshs,com

PSR Students

If a student is Catholic and is involved in a Public School Religion (PSR) program at his parish, you will receive information from you PSR Director on when and how to complete the online Archdiocesan Catholic High School Application.

NOTE:  St. Mary’s High School has an open enrollment policy.  Although we prefer students to apply before the November 15th deadline, we do accept and consider students after the deadline.  

Transfer Students:

St. Mary’s enrolls transfer students throughout the year. Contact the Admissions Director at 314-481-8400 ext. 110 or admissions@stmaryshs.com for more information. St. Mary’s will need the following records to make a decision on acceptance:

  • Academic Transcripts (All applicable high school records)
  • Standardized Testing scores (i.e. MAP, Iowa Basic, etc.), if applicable
  • Discipline Records (if no discipline, the school needs to indicate so)
  • Attendance Records
  • A Personal Interview 

 

Application Process Frequently Asked Questions

St. Mary's knows parents and students may have a lot of questions about the application and/or admissions process. Click here to see the answers to frequently asked questions. Please contact the Admissions Director at 314-481-8400 x110 or at admissions@stmaryshs.com if you have further questions.

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Application Process Frequently Asked Questions

St. Mary's knows parents and students may have a lot of questions about the application and/or admissions process. Click here to see the answers to frequently asked questions. Please contact the Admissions Director at 314-481-8400 x110 or at admissions@stmaryshs.com if you have further questions.

Why St. Mary's?

“My experiences at St. Mary’s have been incomparable. No other school has a closer community than here. Everyone knows everyone’s name. Even the teachers know every student and how each one of us learns. It is this close attention and family atmosphere that have helped me to achieve all that I have during my four years here. I can look back at each step in the National Merit process and recall how Mrs. Klimpel proofread an essay or Dr. Muentnich helped me pick a college major. Everyone here is connected, and I am confident these connections will last throughout college and the rest of my life. The opportunities at St. Mary’s are immeasurable.”  - Tony Puricelli, National Merit Finalist and Valedictorian of the Class of 2010

"...this place is like no other. My son is flourishing and is so happy here. What happens here is so simple, yet so profound. My son is standing tall and growing into a young man. The care and understanding he has received here is remarkable.  I could not be any happier."  - Dana Kramer, Parent of Alex, Class of 2014