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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 distribute Archdiocesan Catholic High School Applications, a yellow application, in the fall of their 8th-grade year. Students complete the application and return it to their principal. The principal sends applications and academic transcripts to 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 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. If a student is Catholic and is involved in a Public School Religion (PSR) program at his parish, please request an application from his PSR director.

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 (last 3 years of 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.