HS Admissions

Admissions Process

St. Mary’s High School Admissions Process

Transfer Applicants
We are currently accepting applications for Grades 10 through 12 with limited availability in Grade 12.
  1. High School Placement Test (HSPT).  Registration will be available through our website. Testing at St. Mary's is set for Dec. 9 2023.
  2. Transcript (3 years of consecutive grades) *additional years as required by the committee. (See the Request for Records form located at the bottom of this page)
  3. Online application (please have prospective Saint complete).
  4. TWO teacher recommendations are required (core classes only, no coaches or electives).
  5. Optional: Letters of Recommendation from coaches, and 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 beginning in the Spring, ending August 30th OR January semester transfer applicants NO LATER than January 1st.

    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 must 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 Jenn Holland 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 76th year
School Founded: 1946
Total Enrollment: 500
Average Class Size: 25:1
Student-Athletes: 80%
Faculty: 50
Schedule: College Semester Model (four 85-minute, student-centered classes)
Honors/AP Courses: 15
Required Credits: 32
Service Hours: 75
Graduates headed to college: 100% earning over 12 million in scholarships
  • We welcome a diverse student body that matriculates from parochial schools, as well as local feeder public schools pursuing a faith-based environment
  • You are not required to be Catholic to apply or to 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

  • September, 2023 - Registration
  • September, 2023 - Online application
  • November, 2023 - Scholarship applications available
  • November, 2023 - Financial aid applications available
  • November 5, 2023 - Open House, 2-4 PM
  • December 9, 2023 - High School Placement Test (HSPT)
  • December 15, 2023 - Application deadline
  • December 15, 2023 - Scholarship applications due
  • December 31, 2023 - Financial Assistance applications due
  • January, 2024 - Scholarship Interviews
  • February 15, 2024 - Admissions decisions
    • Campus Highlights

Admissions Documents

  • Teacher Recommendation Form
    Please submit this form to at least two teachers in core classes.  The recommendations should be returned to the St. Mary's High School Admissions Office.
  • Request for Records Form
    This form will allow your child's current school to send us their transcripts.  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!
  • Next Steps for Newly Accepted Students