How to Apply

Applying to Saint Mary's is simple! This is your opportunity to help us get to know you - your strengths, challenges, and your areas of interest. Completing your application includes four easy steps as detailed below.

The application deadline for the 2017-2018 school year is January 30, 2017. Priority is given to those who meet the application and financial aid deadline of January 30. Applicants who meet the deadline will be notified of an admission and financial aid decision on March 10, 2017.

If you have any questions about the admission process, please let us know by contacting the admission office as soon as possible to begin the admission process.

The admission process can be broken into four parts: forms from the applicant's family, recommendations and transcript from the applicant's current school, SSAT testing and an interview at Saint Mary's School.

Click here for specific admission requirement for international applicants.

Part 1: Forms from the Applicant's Family

The application form provides Saint Mary's School with contact and background information about prospective students. Applicants must submit the Student Statement, and applicants' parents must complete the corresponding Parent Statement. Click here to download an application. All applicants must also submit a $100 application fee.

Part 2: Recommendations and Transcript from the Applicant's Current School

Applicants should complete the top portion of the Guidance Counselor Recommendation, English Teacher Recommendation, and the Mathematics Teacher Recommendation and deliver them to the appropriate people at their current school. The counselor and teachers should send the recommendations directly to the Saint Mary's School Admission Office. (Applicants may want to provide a stamped, addressed envelope with the recommendation forms to expedite the process.) A Personal Recommendation is optional.

The current school's guidance counselor or registrar must also send the applicant's most recent academic transcript and standardized testing.

Guidance Counselor Recommendation
Transcript Release
English Teacher Recommendation
Mathematics Teacher Recommendation

Part 3: SSAT Testing

Applicants must take the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test). Please note that this test is required, unless you are a student applying for the 11th or 12th grade and you have a PSAT or SAT score to submit in place of the SSAT.

Each applicant is responsible for her own SSAT registration. Please visit to register online. The test is offered at a variety of locations across the US and internationally. Please request Saint Mary's School as a score recipient when registering to ensure that our Admission Office will receive the scores.

Part 4: Interview at Saint Mary's School

A campus visit and interview are required for all applicants. Please call the Admission Office at 919-424-4100 to schedule your visit to campus. We look forward to meeting you!

Completed Forms

Send completed forms to:

Admission Office
Saint Mary’s School
900 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-1689

Thank you for your interest in applying to Saint Mary's School. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us:


Saint Mary's Non-discrimination Policy:

Saint Mary's School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, mental or physical disability, or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its educational, admission, financial aid, athletic and other policies and programs. Saint Mary's does not discriminate against qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, or mental or physical disability in providing the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

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