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St. Mary's Academy

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 Thank you for your interest in St. Mary's Academy!


Step What You Need To Do Due Date

Complete the St. Mary's Academy Application, answer the Personal Insight Questions, and pay the non-refundable $75 Application Fee using one of two options:


(1) Click here to Apply Now online.You will be taken to another site to create a login account and complete the application and questions. You can pay at the end using either Visa or Mastercard.

(2) Complete the Application offline. Download, print, and complete the Application at the bottom of this page. Then, return the Application and answers to the Personal Insight Questions along with the $75 Application fee (cash or check payable to "St. Mary's Academy") to the front office.


(3) CLICK HERE if you are interested in applying for Onward Scholars.


Friday, December 8, 2017
for 1st round consideration (rolling deadline thereafter)

Optional: Complete a Financial Aid Application.


Catholic Education Foundation Financial Aid Application for 2018-2019 will be available early October 2017. SMART Aid online application opens Wednesday, November 1, 2017.


In addition to the assistance provided by the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF), St. Mary's Academy also offers financial assistance.

(1) Tuition assistance awards do not renew automatically each year. An award is good for one year only and must be applied for each year.
(2) We have selected SMART Aid to collect and analyze each family's financial data in order to help us make decisions for our financial assistance program.
(3) Merit Scholarship & SMART Aid Financial Aid Meeting is on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 6:00pm-7:30pm (GYM). Attendance at this meeting is required to receive a CEF Financial Aid on-Site Application Processing appointment.
CLICK HERE for more information on our merit and financial aid process.


Admission and financial aid application received after the first round deadline will be considered on a rolling basis as space and funding allows. Notification of acceptance will be mailed March 2, 2018.


Friday, December 8, 2017
for 1st round consideration (rolling deadline thereafter)

Request a copy of the student records to be sent to St. Mary's Academy from your current school.


(1) Print the Student Record Release Form (located at the bottom of this page). 

(2) Give the form to the applicant's current school office to have an official copy of her report card grades, attendance record, and discipline report mailed to St. Mary's Academy at 701 Grace Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301.


Friday, January 12, 2018 

Ask the applicant's current Principal and 8th grade Math and English teachers to write a student evaluation.


(1) Print out three copies of the Confidential Common Evaluation Form (located at the bottom of this page) and give a copy of the form to the applicant's current Principal, Math teacher, and English teacher.

(2) The applicant's current school should send these forms directly to St. Mary's Academy at 701 Grace Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301.


Friday, January 12, 2018

Take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at St. Mary's Academy.


Receipt of the completed St. Mary's Academy application and payment of the application fee automatically registers the applicant's seat to take the HSPT on January 20, 2018, 8:30am-11:30am for the first round admission and scholarship consideration. Applicants taking the HSPT at St. Mary's Academy qualify for merit scholarship consideration.


Prospective students can alternatively take the HSPT on January 27, 2018 for second round consideration. Please contact the Admissions Office at (310) 674-8470 ext. 204 to schedule this alternative testing date.


If your daughter chooses to take the HSPT or ISEE test at another High School please forward these scores to St. Mary's Academy by January 12, 2018. Transfer students are not required to take the HSPT or ISEE Test. 


Saturday January 20, 2018 

Complete an Interview.


All applicants and parent/guardians are required to complete an interview as a part of the admissions process. Interviews are by appointment only, and appointment times are given after taking the HSPT.
Students applying to the Onward Scholar Program will be scheduled for an interview in February 2018. 
January 27,
& February 3, 2018

Admissions decision.


Admissions, Onward Scholars, and Financial Aid decision letters will be mailed on Friday, March 2, 2018. 


March 2, 2018



Application Documents:
Financial Aid Documents (optional):