Apply to Saint Mary’s

For one hundred years, parents like you have trusted Saint Mary’s to form their children in the Catholic intellectual and faith traditions. We are honored that you are considering our school.


Step 1

Complete the online application here by January 31, 2020.
Create an account and login to begin the application process.

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Step 2

Download and submit any applicable supplemental forms and documents:

Incoming Freshmen:Incoming freshmen need to print a copy of the transcript request, principal recommendation, and teacher recommendations, and deliver them to their grade school administrator. These forms must be returned by the grade or middle school to Saint Mary’s Catholic High School by January 31, 2020.  Download forms here

Transfer Students: For prospective students to transfer an unofficial school transcript and recommendation form from the Principal, counselor, or school administrator must also be submitted to the Admissions Office. Download form here

Test Prep and Testing

Step 3

Incoming Freshmen: Sign up for HSPT Prep Class (optional).

In order to prepare students for the HSPT, Saint Mary’s offers two Saturday preparation days to familiarize students with the test itself. Students will take small portions of the test and review those sections in order to learn mathematics and English content, test taking techniques, and time management skills. Each student will attend two sessions each Saturday, one for mathematics (2 hours) and one for language arts (2 hours) with a 15 minute break between the two sessions. Though some essential content is repeated in both Saturday sessions, different content will be covered. Students who take the classes will be better prepared to perform at the highest level on the test and to be placed in the appropriate courses upon enrollment to Saint Mary’s.

High School Placement Test Prep Classes are being offered on December 7 and 14. These classes will help your incoming freshman prepare for their High School Placement Test in January.  An informational email will be sent out with further details.

HSPT Prep Class – December 7, 2019 from 8 am – 12:15 pm; sign in begins at 7:30 am. Class begins at 8 am.

HSPT Prep Class – December 14, 2019 from 8 am – 12:15 pm; sign in begins at 7:30 am. Class begins at 8 am.

The class costs $30/student for one or $50/student for two.

Sign up for December 7th Test Prep Class

Sign up for December 14th Test Prep Class

Sign up for both Test Prep Classes


Step 4

Incoming Freshmen: Sign up for and take the HSPT.

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is required for all incoming freshman and will be proctored at St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Piper Hall on January 11, 2020, and January 25, 2020. The H.S.P.T. will cover Language Arts, Math and Catholic Religion. The cost of the test is $50. You may pay either online prior to the class or in person on the day of your class (cash or credit card only).

*If your student needs extra time for the HSPT, please email Mary Pivonka at [email protected]. Documentation (such as an IEP, 504 Plan or Student Support Plan) will need to be submitted a week prior to the test date.

**Students only need to take the HSPT once, at any one of the six Catholic high schools in Phoenix**

High School Placement Test (H.S.P.T.)

January 11, 2020 from 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Check in begins at 7:30 am in Piper Lobby.
The test begins promptly at 8:00 am.
High School Placement Test Registration

January 25, 2020 from 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Check in begins at 7:30 am in Piper Lobby.
The test begins promptly at 8:00 am.
High School Placement Test Registration

Trainings for the Financial Aid process will be held at 8:00 a.m. on January 11th (English and Spanish) and January 25th in Piper Auditorium during High School Placement Tests.


Step 5

Student Interviews
Student Interviews will be scheduled once the online portion of the application is submitted. These applications will be reviewed by the admission’s committee after all steps are complete. If not complete by January 31, 2020 the application will be held for a second round of reviews, space permitting. First round applicants will be notified of admission decisions by mail on February 18, 2020.

For more information, please contact the Director of Admissions, Mary Pivonka, at [email protected] or (602) 251-2515.


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