Co-Ed Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

We are thrilled that you and your family are considering St. Mary's Academy. Below is the application process and timeline for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten admission.

Pre-Kindergarten: Your child must be four years old by October 1 to enroll. There are approximately 30 spaces available.

Kindergarten: Your child must be five years old by October 1 to enroll. There are currently two classes with no more than 16 students in each class.

Admissions Process

Inquire Online & Create Admissions Portal

  • Click here to inquire about St. Mary's Academy, create your Admissions account, and register for upcoming Admissions events.

Student Application

  • Initiate your prospective student's application through the admissions portal. St. Mary's Academy charges a $60 application fee.
  • Please be aware that the financial aid application process is separate from the admissions process. For more information about financial aid, please click here.

Parent Interview and Tour

  • Log into your admissions portal to schedule your parent interview. Or, contact Lindsey Lopez at 303-762-8300 ext. 241.
  • Save the Date for Lower School Preview on December 17, 2019.

Student Visit

  • Applicants for the 2020-2021 academic year, please save the date for the following Group Visits.  You may register for any date through your admissions portal.
    • Pre-K: January 16 or January 29, 2020
    • K: January 14 or January 23, 2020
  • SMA does not require entrance exams or formal testing for Lower School admission. Students receive reading and math assessments on the day of their student visit.
  • You may also contact Lindsey Lopez to schedule a student visit.

Teacher Recommendations

  • Log into your admissions portal and input the teacher's name and email address after clicking on the "Request" button to initiate the confidential teacher recommendation form electronically.

Financial Aid Application

  • The financial aid application process is separate from the admissions process, but the two take place along the same timeline. St. Mary's Academy offers financial aid for grades Kindergarten and above.
  • Pre-Kindergarten applicants are not eligible for financial aid.
  • For more information about financial aid, please click here.

Lower School Admissions Decisions

  • The Admission Committee reviews all applications completed by the standard January 31st deadline. In conjunction with other Denver area ACIS (Association of Colorado Independent Schools), SMA informs families of Lower School admission decisions via e-mail at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
  • Any applications received after this date are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis.