Application Checklist Details
- Application Deadlines
- Application Form & Fee
- Montessori & Kindergarten Age Requirements
- Birth Certificate
- Immunization Records
- Classroom Visits
- Day Visits
- Student Interview
- Parent Meeting
- Admission Testing
- Progress Report
- Official School Transcripts
- Administrators Recommendations (Form 6 - 12)
- English & Math Teacher Recommendations
- Extracurricular Recommendation
Saint Mary's Hall requires that every student must be vaccinated against vaccine-preventable diseases caused by infectious agents, in accordance with the up-to-date Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Montessori to Form 12. Saint Mary's Hall does not allow exemptions for reasons of conscience.
Applicants to Half-Day Montessori will be scheduled for an on-campus developmental screening and an experience in a current Montessori classroom. We recommend that your child be at least two years and eight months to attend. The Office of Admission will contact you to schedule this visit after your application has been received.
Applicants to Full-Day Montessori, Kindergarten, and Form 1 will spend a Saturday morning in small groups on campus working on activities in a classroom. We recommend that your child be at least two years and eight months to attend.
Forms 2-5 will spend Saturday morning working on a standardized achievement test to determine academic readiness.
Classroom visits for Full-Day Montessori – Form 5 Applicants will be held on:
- Saturday, February 2, 2019
- Saturday, February 23, 2019
The Office of Admission will contact you after your application has been received to reserve a place for your child on your preferred Saturday date.
The Office of Admission will contact you to schedule a visit after your application has been received. During the student visit:
- Applicants to Forms 2 - 5 are asked to spend a full day visiting classes in their Form. Led by student guides, visitors participate in a variety of academic lessons and activities.
- Applicants to Forms 6 - 12 spend time visiting classes with student hosts. A half-day or full-day visit may be scheduled. Our students wear a uniform each day, and we suggest that your child wear a dress, skirt, or slacks for girls and slacks or khakis for boys. Please refrain from wearing denim and flip-flops.
Half-Day and Full-Day Montessori, Kindergarten, and Form 1: Candidates will take the WPPSI-IV, a cognitive assessment, with an outside licensed clinical psychologist at a cost of $290. Before an assessment can be scheduled, candidates must be at least two years and eight months old. Please access www.catstexas.com to request specific dates and register for testing.
Applicants to Forms 2 - 5 will take the WISC-V, a cognitive abilities assessment, with an outside licensed clinical psychologist at a cost of $290. Please access www.catstexas.com to request specific dates and register for testing.
Forms 6 - 12: Applicants are required to take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE). The ISEE is offered throughout the academic year at many locations in San Antonio and around the United States. While it is offered at Saint Mary's Hall, it is not mandatory to take the ISEE at our campus. Register online or visit www.iseetest.org for more information.
For information about the special testing date offered for Campbell Scholarship applicants, visit our Scholarships & Financial Aid page.
A progress report is required if your child attends daycare or preschool. The Records Release Form should be signed and given to your child's most recent school for release of records. (Montessori and Kindergarten applicants only)
When applying for Forms 6 - 12, the Administrator's Recommendation Form should be completed by a school administrator or guidance counselor at your child's current school and sent directly to Saint Mary's Hall.
Saint Mary's hall requires an Extracurricular Recommendation for applicants to Forms 6-12. This should be completed by an adult other than an academic classroom teacher who has worked with your child recently in an activity or special interest enjoyed outside the classroom(e.g. arts, clubs, drama, music, sports, volunteer or paid work, etc.) and sent directly to Saint Mary's Hall.