Apply Now: Prospective Students


Step What You Need To Do Due Date
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Complete the St. Mary's Academy Application, answer the Personal Insight Essay, Career Path Program Essay (if applicable) 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 Career Path Program Essay (if applicable) along with the $75 Application fee (cash or check payable to "St. Mary's Academy") to the main 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 2020-2021 will be available late October 2019. Open House & High School Information Night is on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 (tours) from 5-6pm, and (program) 6-8pm. 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.

Early Bird Application Deadline Dec. 2, 2019

($75 application fee waived if completed application is received on or before this date)




Dec. 18, 2019

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

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 the above address.



Jan. 17, 2020

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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 11, 2020, 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 25, 2020 for second round consideration. Please contact the Admissions Office at (310) 674-8470 ext. 216 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. 11, 2020


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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 2020.


Jan. 13-16,

Jan. 21-23


& Jan. 25, 2020


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Admissions decision.

Admissions, Onward Scholars Program, Scholarship and Financial Aid decision letters will be mailed on Friday, March 6, 2020.


March 6, 2020