Apply Now: Prospective Students


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

Step What You Need To Do Due Date
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Complete the St. Mary's Academy Application, answer the Personal Insight Essay, 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 complete the application and essay. 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 the Personal Insight Essay 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.


(4) Optional: Complete a Financial Aid Application. Catholic Education Foundation Financial Aid Application for 2019-2020 will be available early October 2018. SMART Aid online application opens Monday, October 8, 2018. Open House & Financial Aid Information Night is on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, from 6:00pm-7:15pm (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.



Dec. 17, 2018

for 1st round consideration

(rolling deadline thereafter)

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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.

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 Archdiocese 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.



Jan. 16, 2019

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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 12, 2019, 8:30am-1:00pm for the first round admission and scholarship consideration. Applicants taking the HSPT at St. Mary's Academy qualify for admission, financial aid, merit scholarship, and Onward Scholars Program consideration.


Prospective students can alternatively take the HSPT on January 26, 2019 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 at another High School please forward these scores to St. Mary's Academy before their interview. Transfer students are not required to take the HSPT.



Jan. 12, 2019


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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 provided after taking the HSPT.


Students applying to the Onward Scholar Program will be scheduled for an interview in February 2019.


Jan. 14-18,

Jan. 22-25


& Jan. 26, 2019


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Admissions decision.

Admissions, Onward Scholars, and Financial Aid decision letters will be mailed on Friday, March 1, 2019.


March 1, 2019