Application Checklist Details

Application Deadlines

The Priority application deadlines for the 2019-2020 school year are:

  • Half-Day and Full-Day Montessori, Kindergarten, and
    Forms 1 - 8: February 8, 2019

Applications received after these dates are always welcomed, but will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Application Form & Fee

Completed applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable $50 fee per applicant. This fee is waived for students applying for the Campbell Scholarship.

Montessori & Kindergarten Age Requirements

Please note that to begin Half-Day and Full-Day Montessori and Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year, students should be the following ages by September 1, 2019:

  • Half-Day Montessori, age 3 (must be potty-trained by first day of school)
  • Full-Day Montessori, age 4
  • Kindergarten, age 5

Birth Certificate

Please submit a copy of your child's state-certified birth certificate. (Montessori, Kindergarten, and Form 1 only)

Immunization Records

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.

Classroom Visits

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.

Day Visits

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.

Student Interview

During the student day visit, candidates for Forms 6 - 12 will meet with the head or associate head of admission and enrollment management for a personal interview.

Parent Meeting

The Office of Admission will contact you to schedule an appointment with our head of admission and enrollment management after an application has been received.

Admission Testing

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.

logo for the isee 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.

Progress Report

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)

Official School Transcripts

The Records Release Form should be signed and given to your child's current school, in addition to any other school your child has attended in the last two years. (Required for all applicants)

Administrators Recommendations (Form 6 - 12)

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.

English & Math Teacher Recommendations

Saint Mary's Hall requires an English Teacher Recommendation and Math Teacher Recommendation for applicants to Forms 6 - 12. Your child's current teacher(s) should complete each recommendation and mail or email them directly to Saint Mary's Hall.

Extracurricular Recommendation

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.

CATS Testing

Applicants for Full-Day Montessori through Form 5 are required to take a cognitive abilities assessment through the Collaborative Academic Testing Services.  Full-Day Montessori, Kindergarten, and Form 1 applicants will take the WPPSI-IV.  Form 2 – Form 5 applicants will take the WISC-V.  Please visit www.catstexas.com to register for testing.

 

ISEE Testing

Applicants for Forms 6 - 12 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. It is not mandatory to take it at the Saint Mary's Hall campus. Register online or visit www.iseetest.org for more information.