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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

Step 1

Complete 9th Grade Applicant Record

Be sure to list SMHS as one of your high school choices.

Download 9th Grade Applicant Record
Step 2

Complete Online Application for Admission

The Application for Admission gives us important information concerning each applicant.

Complete the Application for Admission
Step 3

Teacher Recommendation

All applicants are asked to have at least one teacher recommendation to accompany their Application for Admission.

Complete the Teacher Recommendation
Step 4

Complete Online Scholarship Application (Optional)

Applicants are encouraged to complete the Scholarship Application.  Applications will be reviewed based on academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and community service.

Complete the Scholarship Application
Step 5

Complete the Financial Aid Application (Optional)

Families of applicants can complete the financial aid application through the FACTS website.  Financial aid is awarded based on the financial need of the applying family.

Complete the Financial Aid Application

The Admissions Process

Step 1
Take the HSPT Exam
Please visit www.njcoopexam.org 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 the Admissions Department at admissions@stmaryhs.org.

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 22 Week of January 15
St. Mary High School December 31 Week of January 15
Financial Aid December 31 Week of January 15

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