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.
PSAT 8/9 to be held on October 23 and 30th, register onlin
LFHS Visit Day for Private Schools:
On Wednesday, October 27 from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. LFHS Educational Services will host a morning for students who are currently attending private middle schools. The event will include information on academics, clubs, and tours. Contact Cindy Rogna at email@example.com
with questions. Flyer
January 20 - Class of 2026 'Scout Experience' at LFHS, 6-8:30 p.m.
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
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.
- St. Mary School Shadow Day - September 29, 9:00 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Register on the Carmel Catholic website. Note: other shadow days are available, but this day has been selected for SOSM students to attend together.
- Fall Open House November 7 - advance registration required
- Entrance Exam for students who have not taken the High School Placement Test (HSPT), December 4, 2021, at 8:00 a.m.
- Contact: Ashley Kapfer, Assistant Director of Admissions
- St. Mary School Shadow Day October 5, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Register on the Loyola Academy website. Note: other shadow days are available, but this day has been selected for SOSM students to attend together.
- Fall Open House Thursday, November 4, 5:00 p.m.
- Contact: Nick Bridich, Assistant Director of Admissions
- St. Mary School Shadow Day - October 20 see flyer for information and registration.
- Fall Open House Thursday, October 21, 6-8 p.m. and Sunday, October 24, 12-2 p.m.
- Contact Elizabeth Michalek, Recruiter
- Virtual Coffee with Head of school, Wednesday, October 6 from 10:30 -11:00 a.m., Friday, October 8 from 1-1:30 p.m., and Wednesday, October 13 from 9-9:30 a.m.
Click here to join the meeting
- Fall 2021 Open House - October 7 and November 7
- Shadow Days - September 16, 21, 30 October 5, 12, 21, 27 November 4, 10, 18 December 1 February 15, 24 April 8, 13, 26
Reception at The Union Club of Chicago on Tuesday, October 12, 6 - 8 p.m.
Contact: Meghan Fonts, Director of Admission Office: (401) 643-1246
RSVP (401) 643-1186 for the Reception.
Northside Catholic High Schools School Fair
The School of St. Mary will be hosting a Catholic High School Fair on Thursday, October 7, 2021- 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
Scholarships & Financial Aid Information
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund Deadline October 1, 2021
The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund (DMSF) provides high school scholarship assistance and educational support to Chicago students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Holy Family Scholars Deadline November 15, 2021
The Holy Family Scholars scholarship helps underserved Chicago high school students flourish in and out of the classroom by providing educational enrichment through their lifelong mentoring, college readiness, and academic excellence programs, as well as providing financial assistance to attend top Chicago-area schools.
LINK Unlimited Scholars Deadline December 1, 2021
Over its 50-year history, LINK Unlimited Scholars has changed the lives of Black students and families through their proven model. LINK Scholars complete a four-year fellowship that is advanced through one-on-one mentoring. Their program includes Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, Career Exposure, and College Access.
HighSight Scholarship Deadline March 1, 2022
HighSight awards partial, four-year scholarships for eighth-graders to attend private high schools in Chicago.