Admission Application Process

Admission to Saint Mary's School is a two-step process:

  • STEP 1: Submit an online Inquiry Form

  • STEP 2: Submit the online Application Rorm.

Once an applicant has completed the online inquiry form, an admission counselor is assigned, and the applicant can move onto the online application form.

International applications: Click here for specific admission requirements.

The Online Application

Saint Mary's online application requires contact and background information about prospective students and consists of the following components: 

  1. Part I: Required for Application
    1. Household information
    2. Student questionnaire
    3. Parent questionnaire
    4. Application fee (see detail below)
  2. Part II: Candidate Profile
    1. Transcripts
    2. SSAT score*
    3. Character Skills Snapshot
  3. Part III: Recommendations
    1. Applicant's Waiver of Right to Access to Confidential Documents Statement
    2. Recommendations
      1. Guidance Teacher Recommendation
      2. English Teacher Recommendation
      3. Mathematics Teacher Recommendation
      4. Personal Recommendation (optional)
  4. Part IV: Interview
    1. Interview (with SMS admission counselor)

In order for an application to be deemed complete, all of the above components must be received by Saint Mary's School. 

Application Fee: All applicants must submit a $100 application fee. Any applicant who submits her application prior to October 30, will have her application fee waived. Any applicant who submits her application prior to November 30, will pay 50% of the application fee.

Transcripts: An applicant’s parent or guardian must complete the transcript release form and send it to the student’s school. Make sure the school sends the most recent academic transcript directly to: 

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

You may use this form to help in this process.

*SSAT Scores: Applicants must take the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test). Please note this test is required unless you are a student applying for the 11th or 12th grade and you have a PSAT, SAT or ACT score to submit. Each applicant is responsible for their own SSAT registration. Please visit to register online. Multiple options and opportunities to take the SSAT are available for the 2023-2024 testing season. Students in the U.S. may take the computer based SSAT at home or at a Prometric Testing Center. 

International students may take the paper-based SSAT when offered. Depending on the country, testing at a Prometric Test Center may be available. Please request Saint Mary's School as a score recipient when registering to ensure the admission office receives your scores as soon as they are available.

The Character Skills Snapshot measures a student’s preferences toward various character skills. It is administered through the Enrollment Management Association and is free for those students taking the SSAT. Applicants must request that their results be shared with Saint Mary’s School. 

Recommendations: Applicants should first complete the Applicant Waiver. Once this form is completed, the applicant may request recommendations through the application portal using their corresponding teachers’ email addresses. Recommendations are required from the applicant’s guidance counselor, English teacher, and mathematics teacher. A personal recommendation is optional.

Admission Interview: An interview is required for all applicants. Your admission counselor will work with you to schedule this, either on-campus or virtually. 

For families who have not yet begun the inquiry and application process, click the button below to apply.

Step 1: Inquire

For families who have previously inquired, click the button below and complete your application.

Step 2: Apply

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:

919-424-4122 (Fax #)