Co-Ed Junior Kindergarten/Kindergarten

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

Junior Kindergarten: Your child must be four years old by October 1 to enroll. There are approximately 20 spaces available.

Kindergarten: Your child must be five years old by October 1 to enroll. There are currently two classes with no more than 15 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, due January 31

  • 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

Student Visit

  • Junior Kindergarten Group Visits: December 12, 2018 or January 17, 2019.
  • Kindergarten Group Visits: January 24, 2019 or January 29, 2019.
  • After these dates, please contact Lindsey Lopez to schedule a student visit.
  • 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.

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, due February 4

  • 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. Junior Kindergarten applicants are not eligible for financial aid. For more information about financial aid, please click here.

Lower School Admissions Decisions E-mailed March 5

  • The Admission Committee reviews all applications completed by the 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 5, 2019.