Opportunities to Visit

Opportunities to Visit 2019 – 20120

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019: INFORMATION NIGHT – 7:00 TO 8:15 pm

Admissions Information Night is the first of many opportunities for eighth grade and seventh grade families to learn about Saint Mary’s philosophy, programs, and admissions information. The evening begins at 7:00 PM and will conclude by 8:15 PM with presentations from Dr. Pete Imperial, Principal, Cherisse Payne, Admissions Director, students, and  faculty members.

Even though the focus of the evening is on the upcoming admissions year, seventh grade families are welcome. Information Night is located at Saint Mary’s in the Auditorium. Reservations are not required.


The Morning Coffee informational sessions are for parents who are new to the high school process. The Admissions Director will review application procedures and give a brief overview of the school’s program. An optional tour of the campus follows the morning program. There are seven morning coffees offered.

(Reservations for all coffees required. Online registration for all coffees will begin on September 13, 2019.)

September 23:Admissions Morning Coffee
September 30: Admissions Morning Coffee
October 7:  Admissions Morning Coffee
October 21:  Admissions Morning Coffee
October 28: Admissions Morning Coffee
November 04: Admissions Morning Coffee
November 18: Admissions Morning Coffee

Click here to register– Registration will open September 11, 2019


Due to the number of requests Saint Mary’s receives each year for campus visits, we have created a two tier visit program. From September through December, we offer classroom observation and a campus tour for eighth graders. These visits are done in small groups of four or less. Saint Mary’s has reserved 18 days for campus visits for eighth grade students. The group visits begins at 8:45 AM and will conclude at 12:30 PM. These Student Campus Visits are limited to 30 students per day.

The Student Campus Visit Program includes:

♦ Welcome and Remarks
♦ Classroom Observation
♦ Tour of the Campus
♦ Conversation with the Director of Admissions
♦ Lunch is provided

Please check with your child’s grade school to see if they have already arranged for a campus visit.

Open Campus Visit Dates will be posted on September 11, 2019


In addition, Saint Mary’s will offer one-to-one shadow visits for those who apply to Saint Mary’s in February 2020.


During the Student Campus Visit Program offered from September through December, there will be days where parents can visit the campus on the same day their child is visiting. The parent visit programs includes:

♦ A Presentation and Conversation with the Admissions Director
♦ Campus Tour
♦ Lunch courtesy of the Admissions Office
♦ Join in the Presentation by the Admissions Director to the Students


Saint Mary’s must continue to keep the integrity of classroom instruction and educational atmosphere in tact during the visit programs. This is why we limit the amount of visits from students to a particular number of days. Our students are used to having eighth grade students enter their learning environment. This is a process they went through and know that our younger guests will go through the same experience. Having adults enter the classroom environment is different. To preserve the classroom environment, Saint Mary’s does not allow parents to observe instruction while classes are in session. Having adults visiting classes on a regular basis can be disruptive to the educational environment that the teacher is creating.

Open House will have mock classroom sessions where teaching styles are demonstrated.

December 08, 2019: OPEN HOUSE BEGINS AT 1:00 PM CONCLUDES AT 2:30 PM

This is the opportunity for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade families to meet the administration, faculty, coaches, staff, parents, and students. Reservations are not required. All are welcome.


The One-to-One Shadow Visit Program will take place in  February for eighth graders who have applied. These visits are limited to 20 per day. The visits will begin at 7:45 AM and will conclude at 11:35 AM. Registration for One to One Shadow Visits will be active in mid-January 2020.

The Student Campus Visit Program includes:

♦ Welcome and Remarks
♦ Students will visit three classes
♦ A snack at break will be provided

Click here to register– Registration will open January 15, 2020

April 29, 2020 – Sixth & Seventh Grade Information Night at 6:30 PM in the Shea Center

This information program is for sixth and seventh grade parents and their children. The students will have an opportunity to tour the campus with students ambassadors while parents hear from members of the administration regarding academic vision and school program goals. The students and parents will hear about the admissions process and get their questions answered by the admissions director, a couple of current students, and parents. Reservations are not required



May 02, 2020 –  HSPT Practice Test for Seventh Graders

We encourage you to have your child take part in the Seventh Grade HSPT Practice Test.  Click here to read additional information regarding the HSPT Practice Test for Seventh Graders and to register. The cost for the day is $55.00. This practice test is limited to 125 students. Click here to register- Registration opens early February 202.