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Your Next Four Years

The School of St. Mary was the start of your educational journey. Now it's time to plan the next four years. 

Lake Forest High School

Entrance Exam: PSAT 8/9 to be held on October 15 (East Campus) and October 29 (West Campus)
  • January 19, 2023 - Scout Experience: See LFHS Letter for details 
  • Registration is now open on the LFHS website
  • Mid-February - Individual appointments with LFHS counselors. Parents will be contacted directly by LFHS. 
  • Mid-January to late February - Students with IEPs will have a transition meeting with personnel from LFHS and SOSM. Parents will be contacted directly by LFHS.


Highland Park High School

Libertyville High School

  • Libertyville High School requires the PSAT 8/9 for all incoming freshmen. The test will be held on Saturday, October 15th, 2022. Testing information is on their website.
  • Students intending to go to Libertyville High School should contact Ole Stevens, LHS Director of Student Services (847-327-7012), to register since SOSM is not considered a feeder school. 

Continuing your Catholic Education

We encourage all our students to continue their education at a local Catholic High School. Studies show that 85.2% of Catholic high school graduates will attend a 4-year college, compared to only 44% of public school students. Catholic High Schools also have a graduation rate of 99%.  

Local Catholic High School Admissions Information:

Please reach out to the individual schools for more information on their upcoming events for 8th-grade students. 

Carmel Catholic High School

  • Entrance Exam - December 3rd, 8 a.m. - Noon Results will be used for admission to Carmel; initial course placements in math, science, and English; and merit scholarship consideration. The fee is 425. Registration will open on November 12th. 
  • Contact: Ashley Kapfer, Assistant Director of Admissions

Lake Forest Academy

  • Shadow Days are reserved for applicants. Once your application is completed, you can schedule a shadow day in our admissions portal. 
  • Testing: Freshmen are required to submit SSAT, ISEE, or PSAT scores.
  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2023 
  • Contact Admissions Office

Loyola Academy

  • Entrance Exam - December 3rd Students must take the exam at Loyola to be considered for admission to Loyola Academy.
  • Contact: Nick Bridich, Assistant Director of Admissions

Loyola Academy Fall Admission Events Flyer 

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School

Notre Dame College Prep

  • Registration for the 8th Grade Entrance Exam will open on November 12th. You will be able to sign up for either the 8 am or 9 am testing session.
  • Shadow Days are available from September - to November. Sign-up here.
  • Contact the admissions office

Regina Dominican High School

Willows Academy

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

  • Visit (Shadow) Days -  November 3rd, 8th, 15th, & 29th.
  • Entrance Exam: Saturday, December 3rd. Registration will open on November 12th.