HS Admissions

Admissions Process

St. Mary’s High School Admissions Process

* Note: We are currently accepting applications for the class of 2022, 2023, and 2024. There is limited space in the class of 2022.

1. High School Placement Test (HSPT).  Registration is open now!  Testing here at St. Mary's is on December 5th, 12th, and 19th.
2. Transcript (3 years of consecutive grades) *additional years as required by the committee. (See Request for Records form located on the right)
3. On-line application (please have prospective Saint complete).
4. TWO teacher recommendations required (core classes only, no coaches or electives).
5. Optional: Letters of Recommendation from coaches, mentors via email or print.   
6. High school placement, math placement testing upon request, writing sample upon request
7. Attendance and conduct records

Don't miss the opportunity to attend clinics, open houses, academic events, etc. It is through multiple experiences that you truly get a feel for who we are to determine if St. Mary's is a good fit for your teen. 

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • When do you accept transfer Saints?

    We gladly accept transfer Saints on a rolling basis begining in the Spring, ending 8/30/19 OR January semester transfer applicants NO LATER than 1/1/20.

    We do not accept mid semester transfers. 

    Be sure to inquire about the MIAA athletic regulations pertaining to transferring and timing. 
  • Does my teen require an MIAA form? 

    All male transfer students fust complete an Eligibility Verification Form(EVF) in order to be cleared by the MIAA.  In addition to the EVF, the MIAA will need to see a copy of your child's birth certificate.  Feel free to reach out to Dom Lamolinara with any questions you may have or to obtain a copy of the EVF.
  • Do you accept Senior transfers?

    Unfortunately at this time, we do not accept senior transfer Saints unless you are a military or family relocating to Annapolis. This is considered a special circumstance and reviewed by admissions committee. 
  • Will my credits transfer to St. Mary’s equally?

    St. Mary’s graduates typically have 32 credits. If you are concerned about subjects transferring, rest assured your guidance counselor will assist you. If you transfer in your junior year, colleges will receive 2 transcripts which is typical of a transfer student. It is not a negative reflection. 
  • Do you have to be Catholic to attend St. Mary's High School?

    No, we are a faith based environment fostering a solid moral compass. We welcome all faiths and backgrounds to join our community. 

  • Do transfer Saints have a difficult time adjusting? 

    St. Mary's High School welcomed 28 transfer students to the sophomore and junior classes. The transition always takes time but we pride ourselves on making your teen and family feel at home and at ease. Your teen is paired with an existing Saint to ease the transition, quartely check in luncheons etc.  Our transfer student lunch, hosted by the guidance department, takes place at the end of the 2nd week of school.  Here the students have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with members of the faculty, as well as one another.

FAST FACTS… Saints Stats

 Celebrating our 74th year! 

School Founded: 1946
Total Enrollment: 500
Average Class Size: 25:1
Student Athletes: 70%
Faculty: 43
Schedule: College Semester Model (4 85 minute student-centered classes)
Honors/AP Courses: 15
Required Credits: 32
Service Hours: 75
Graduates headed to college: 100% earning 11 million in scholarships 
  • We welcome a diverse freshman class with students annually representing over 42 different feeder schools.
  • 47 of our freshmen class of 2023 are from local feeder public schools pursuing a faith-based environment
  • You are not required to be Catholic to apply to or attend St. Mary's High School, all are welcome. 
  • Cyber Engineering/STEM program with senior internship 
  • Charles Carroll Elite Academic Scholars Program
  • Environmental Studies Certificate Program

Admissions Documents

  • Next Steps for Newly Accepted Students
  • Request for Records Form
    This form will satisfy two of our admissions requirements.  First, it will allow your child's current school to send us their transcripts.  Second, it will act as a form of teacher recommendation.  If you print and sign a copy of this form and submit it to the front office at your current school, they should be able to take care of the rest!

  • September 2021: Registration for the high school placement test opens for all incoming freshmen, Class of 2026
  • September 2021: Online application for the Class of 2026 becomes available
  • November 2021: Scholarship applications available
  • November 2021: Financial aid applications available
  • November 7, 2021 2:00pm - 5:00pm: Open House
  • December 1, 2021: High School Placement Test (HSPT) for current SMES students;
    December 4 and 11, 2021: High School Placement Test (HSPT)
  • December 17, 2021: Application deadline for freshmen, Class of 2026
  • December 17, 2021: Merit-based scholarship applications due
  • December 31, 2021: Financial assistance online applications due
  • January 2022: Scholarship Interviews--Class of 2026
  • February 17, 2022: Admissions decision announced

St. Mary’s Parish, a Catholic congregation served by the Redemptorist Order, includes St. Mary’s Church and St. John Neumann Mission Church. St. Mary's Elementary and High School located in downtown Annapolis, Maryland, serve students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Anchored in faith, rooted in tradition, and committed to excellence, our programs build lifelong learners who are servant leaders.