Co-Ed Middle School, Grades 6-8

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

Grade 6: Class size ranges from 70-72 students. Approximately half of the class typically represents newly admitted students.

Grades 7-8: Space available is typically based on attrition. Please contact Kristen Dieterich at 303-762-8300 ext. 205 to learn more about possible openings.

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.

Student Essay

  • Log into your admissions portal to access the essay prompts and to enter your applicant's essay. Student essays should be an authentic representation of a student's writing and not edited by parents.

Parent Interview & Tour

  • Log into your admissions portal to schedule your parent interview. This can often take place on the day of your student's visit.
  • Save the Date for Middle School Previews on October 8, 2019 and December 3, 2019.

Student Visit

  • Full-day student visit typically 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Please log into your admissions portal to schedule your student's visit.

Teacher Recommendation

  • English & Math recommendations are required. Each recommendation may be completed by the same homeroom teacher if they teach both subjects.
  • 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.

Transcript from current school

  • Log into your admissions portal to access the transcript request form or initiate directly through your child's current school. A student's current school typically mails, faxes, or emails this document directly to St. Mary's Academy.


  • Click here to register for any upcoming ISEE Test dates.
  • While this test is required, students are not required to take the test at St. Mary's Academy. The ISEE Test is administered at many independent schools on many different dates for convenience.

Financial Aid Application

  • The financial aid application process is separate from the admissions process, but the two take place along the same timeline. For more information about financial aid, please click here.

Middle School Admissions Decisions

  • 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 Middle School admission decisions via e-mail at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
  • Any applications received after this date are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis.