Admissions

How to Apply

Our campus may be closed to visitors, but there are many ways to reach out and connect. Please visit the resources below and feel free to email us.
We are here for you during this unique time, and cannot wait to connect with you about St. Mary's School! We are currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year and fortunately, much of our application process remains the same. Begin by filling out an inquiry or application, we'll send you a ton of great information, then we can schedule a call or video chat to connect!
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Please do not hesitate to call Rebecca Naumes Vega, the Director of Admissions, if you have any questions or concerns. You can reach her at 541-773-7877 or by e-mail at admissions@smschool.us.
If you've always wondered about St. Mary's and aren't sure what to expect, then join us at one of our upcoming virtual events. 

Get to Know the St. M High School Faculty Virtual Event
February 23, 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm
Interested in learning more about St. Mary's School? Prospective students and their families are invited to join us for this virtual event.  High School teachers and administrators will be on this call, talking about their classes and answering all of your questions.  This Zoom session is geared towards incoming 9th -12th graders and their families. 
Click here to register for this Zoom virtual event.

Virtual Open House
March 17, 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm
At the Virtual Open House, our administrators will be available to give you a peek at what it's like to be at St. Mary's and answer any questions you may have about our school.
Click here to register for this Zoom virtual event.

Meet the Students Virtual Event
April 13, 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm
Students and families interested in learning more about St. Mary's School are invited to join us for "Meet the Students".  We will have students representing the middle and high school on this Zoom call ready to take your questions.  We can’t wait to “meet” you there!
Click here to register for this event. 

Virtual Open House
April 27, 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm
At the Virtual Open House, our administrators will be available to give you a peek at what it's like to be at St. Mary's and answer any questions you may have about our school.
Please click here to register for this event.

Virtual Open House
May 26, 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm
At the Virtual Open House, our administrators will be available to give you a peek at what it's like to be at St. Mary's and answer any questions you may have about our school.
Please click here to register for this event.

*At this time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not scheduling on-campus tours. Please consider attending one of the above virtual events, and then we will schedule an in-person visit as soon as it is safe for you and our community. 

We look forward to seeing you at one of our virtual events!

 

International Students

International students, please visit the International Page for more information. You may email Ms. Ronda Sheffield, Director of International Admissions, at rsheffield@smschool.us.

Transfer Students

Whenever possible, St. Mary's School will accept applications for mid-year transfer students on a case by case basis. Students considering a mid-year transfer must complete the admissions application. Tuition will be pro-rated to the nearest quarter. Tuition grants are not available for the transfer year.
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Admissions FAQ's

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Application Dates

    5th grade
    Applications, including the family interview must be completed by November 15.

    Grades 6-12
    Applications, including the family interview, must be completed by February 15. After February 15 any remaining openings will be filled on a rolling admission basis.

    The application fee is $75 for domestic applicants and $160 for international applicants. All admissions decisions will be made in mid-February.
  • Tuition & Fees

    In late January of each year, the St. Mary’s School Board of Trustees publishes tuition and the annual family registration fee for the upcoming academic year.

    The parents/guardians of accepted applicants complete an enrollment contract once tuition has been set for the year. This enrollment contract accompanies an annual family enrollment fee which holds a student’s place in the class. Pre-registration begins in February. The enrollment fee is non-refundable unless an applicant is also waiting for a financial aid package. Tuition grants, however, will not be awarded without a signed enrollment contract on file and deposit. A completed enrollment contract is an agreement to pay tuition for the entire school year.

    St. Mary’s offers three tuition payment options: a) eleven monthly installments; b) two semi-annual payments; or c) one annual payment.
  • Tuition Grants (Financial Aid)

    We encourage families to apply for a need-based tuition grant as needed. Parents interested in applying for financial aid should indicate so on the application. Financial aid is determined by family need as demonstrated by the submission of the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) to the SMARTAID application. The submission deadline for all tuition grant forms, including copies of tax documents, is March 22. Financial aid awards are generally made in early May to only those fully enrolled.
  • Decisions

    Grade 5 Admission Decisions
    Admission decisions will emailed by mid- November. Tuition grant decisions will be mailed by late-April.

    Grades 6-12 Admission Decisions
    Admission decisions will be emailed by mid-February. Tuition grant decisions will be mailed by late-April.

    After February 15 any remaining openings will be filled on a rolling admission basis. For these applications, the Admissions Committee will mail decisions generally within two weeks of the interview.
  • Non-Discrimination Policy

    St. Mary's School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of their educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.