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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) Registration is due by October 11. Complete this form to register.
  • October 26, 2022 - Private School visit day at LFHS
    The morning, hosted by LFHS Educational Services, will include presentations centered around academic expectations, student life, athletics, clubs, & activities. Students will have time to ask questions of faculty & student representatives from the Student-to-Student Club. See flyer for more details. 
  • January 19, 2023 - Scout Experience 
  • 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

  • St. Mary School Shadow Day - Friday, October 14th, 7:45 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.
    Visiting students will interact with their future classmates and teachers as they trace an academic schedule and will enjoy a complimentary lunch from the Carmel Café. See the QR code on this flyer to register. Pre-registration required
    Open House Flyer
  • Open House - November 6th, Noon - 3:00 p.m.
  • Contact: Ashley Kapfer, Assistant Director of Admissions

Lake Forest Academy

  • Fall Open House - October 23rd, 1:00 p.m.
    Meet members of the faculty and admissions team, hear from a student panel, and explore the facilities on a student-led tour. Registration is required. 
  • Shadow Days are reserved for applicants. Once your application is completed, you can schedule a shadow day in our admissions portal. 
  • Contact Admissions Office

Loyola Academy

  • September 30th at 5:30 p.m. Junior High Fine Arts Night: All 6th–8th grade boys and girls are invited to attend Fine Arts Night! Come enjoy an evening exploring the arts. Students will enjoy workshops in visual art, theater, movement/dance, and music. Dinner will be served, and participants will receive a t-shirt. Drop off and pick up at the main entrance. Registration is requested at the link above.
  • October 7th Boys Sports Night
  • October 28th Girls Sports Night
  • November 3rd Open House, 5:00 -08:00 p.m.
    The evening will include guided tours of the campus and the opportunity to meet Loyola Academy administrators, faculty, staff, students, coaches, and club moderators. Tours will be offered continuously throughout the evening and will last approximately one hour. 
  • Contact: Nick Bridich, Assistant Director of Admissions

Loyola Academy Fall Admission Events Flyer 

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School

Notre Dame College Prep

Regina Dominican High School

  • Class of 2027 Application Information Night - Tuesday, October 25th at 6:30 p.m.
    Learn more about the Class of 2027 application process. This year, Regina Dominican will be moving to an online application form, and the enrollment team will explain the steps on how to complete the new application. Registration is required. 
  • Contact Elizabeth Michalek, Recruiter

Willows Academy

  • Open House: Sunday, October 16th. Registration Required.
    During the Open House, you will take a parent-led tour, talk with our faculty and hear from our Head of School.
  • Shadow Days are available during the fall semester. Registration is required on the Willows Academy website
  • Contact: Sara Danielewicz, Admissions Coordinator

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

  • Visit (Shadow) Days - September 20th & 29th, October 4th, 11th, 18th, & 27th, November 3rd, 8th, 15th, & 29th.
  • Fall Open House - Sunday, October 16th, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 10th, at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required.

Northside Catholic High Schools School Fair

The School of St. Mary will be hosting a Catholic High School Fair on Wednesday, October 19th, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

All interested families with students in 6-8th grade are invited to attend. The fair will be held in the UGC-Multi-Purpose room. The schools that have been invited to attend are:

  • Loyola Academy, Wilmette
  • Notre Dame College Prep for Boys, Niles
  • Carmel Catholic High School, Mundelein
  • Regina Dominican High School for Girls, Wilmette
  • Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart school for girls, Lake Forest