Our application process is designed to determine whether St. Mary's Christian Academy is the right fit for you and your family. We will be with you every step of the way to ensure you have all the information you need to complete the process.
Admissions & Enrollment
Below outlines the process for enrollment to SMCA, but not necessarily in this order:
STEP I. Campus Visit and Interview
Visits and interviews are by appointment only. During the interview, the applicant and parent will
have the opportunity to meet with Admissions staff and will review information contained in the
applicant and parent questionnaire. If and when a family or parents visit our campus without notice,
we will make all efforts to meet with the family/visitors if a member of the administrative team is available.
STEP II. Application
In order to initiate the Admissions process, the parent must complete the Registration Form. Once registered, a member of the Admissions staff will contact the parent with additional documentation to be completed to schedule a campus visit and interview, if not completed already. The parent will be required to submit the following items for the child is fully enrolled:
Application form, report cards or transcripts of the past three years along with a behavioral history
The records release form, if applicable
Submit the non-refundable registration fee (and late fee, if applicable)
Immunization record (See Immunizations section in Parent & Student Handbook)
STEP III. Screening/Testing
Based on a student's academic & behavioral history, SMCA reserves the right to subject a prospective student or a returning student to a screening/entrance exam to determine if SMCA will be able to meet that
student's needs. The Admissions staff will advise the parent of the need and time for testing. Screening/entrance exams will focus on the areas of Mathematics and English/Language.
STEP IV. Board of Directors Review
If an applicant does not fully meet the minimum requirements of SMCA, the Board of Directors will
determine if the student should be granted admission and determine any stipulations to be imposed. Stipulations may include grade retention and/or granting conditional acceptance, which places the student on Academic Probation and mandatory participation in a reconstructive program.
STEP V. Registration & Fees
Upon approval for admission, the student is considered enrolled upon SMCA's receipt of the complete application, the first month's tuition, and other applicable fees, as well as the signed Statement of Conduct. For grades 5-12, a full class schedule will be provided to the accepted student.