Admissions Process

How To Apply

Applying to St. Mary High School is a multi-step process.  One of the first steps on your journey is showing an interest.  You can do this by attending an Open House or becoming a Gael for Day.  After you’ve expressed interest, you’ll want to take the HSPT Exam and list us as one of your school choices.

Admissions Timeline


Take the HSPT Exam


Complete the 9th Grade Applicant Record


Submit Teacher Recommendations


Complete SMHS Registration

The Admissions Process

Step 1
Take the HSPT Exam
Please visit to register and for further information.
Step 2
Complete the 9th Grade Applicant Record

  • Fill out the top portion of the 9th grade applicant record.
  • Have your elementary school fill in the bottom part with your 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade grades.
  • Include your COOP test score or most recent standardized test scores from elementary school.

Step 3
Complete the Necessary Forms
Click Here for the Application for Admission, Scholarship Application, and Information Concerning Financial Aid.

For any questions concerning Admissions into St. Mary High School, please contact Mr. Joseph A. Ziaya at

Get more info

Are you ready to see St. Mary High School for yourself or looking for more information?  Use the links below to schedule a tour or to request information.

When To Apply?

  Application Deadline Decision
HSPT October 23, 2019 Week of January 13, 2020
St. Mary High School December 31, 2019 Week of January 19, 2020
Financial Aid December 31, 2019 Week of January 19, 2020

Where to submit necessary documents?

Documents not submitted through fax or online can be mailed to:

St. Mary High School
64 Chestnut Street
Rutherford, NJ 07070