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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 23 and 30th, register online
    • 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 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. 

Reception at The Union Club of Chicago on Tuesday, October 12, 6 - 8 p.m.

Portsmouth Abbey School  (Catholic Boarding School)
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. 
Learn more and Apply
HighSight Scholarship Deadline March 1, 2022
HighSight awards partial, four-year scholarships for eighth-graders to attend private high schools in Chicago.
Learn more and Apply