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St. Mary's School welcomes students from all over the world. The school has been a home away from home throughout the years for students from Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. 

  • St. Mary's School is proud of its multicultural community and is committed to developing each student's talents and abilities. We offer all students individualized attention and care with a student to teacher ratio of 10:1.
  • St. Mary's School has outstanding academics, including AP classes, foreign languages, art, music and computer programming.
  • International students regularly join our American football, soccer, cross country, basketball, baseball, golf, swim, tennis, and track teams.
  • All students can join in the Outdoor Program activities for exciting skiing, snowboard, biking, hiking, camping, and rafting trips.

Watch our video to see what students have to say!


To learn more, please contact Rebecca Naumes Vega, Director of Admissions (rnaumes@smschool.us) or Ronda Sheffield, Director of International Programs (rsheffield@smschool.us). 


How to Apply

St. Mary's is registered with SEVIS, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, and is authorized to issue I-20's to international students so that they can apply for an F-1 Student Visa. In addition to the regular application for admission, international students must submit a bank verified financial statement following the steps below.

Application Dates

Parents may submit the application with the $160 application fee after September 15th. Applications, including the family interview, must be completed by February 15th.  

Application Steps

Step 1 - The Parent Statement

Parents are asked to tell us about their student’s abilities and strengths, as well as areas where growth is desired. 

Step 2 - The Student Statement

The student will be asked to answer a series of questions designed to give the Admissions Committee an understanding of each student's interests and to assist the Committee in making a decision that matches the student’s aptitudes and skills with our curriculum.

Step 3 - Request for Transcripts

We ask that you include the last two years of grade reports, translated into English, including any testing results with your application. We do not require official transcripts directly from the student's current school.

Step 4 - Submit TOEFL Testing Scores (Optional)

We strongly recommend submitting the TOEFL score. Although the TOEFL is not required for admission to St. Mary's School, most students do submit their scores, and this gives the Admissions Committee an accurate view of the student's English skills. For more information on TOEFL testing or to schedule a test date, please go to www.ets.org. When submitting scores, please use the St. Mary's School TOEFL code 6262.

Step 5 - Confidential Financial Statement

In order to issue an I-20 form, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement requires that all parents of applicants submit proof of their ability to support their child's studies. This documentation is usually required when applying for an F-1 visa in which case you may submit a copy of the F-1 application instead of the Confidential Financial Statement.

Step 6 - Schedule an Admissions Interview

After you have submitted your complete application to the Admissions Office, you will be contacted for an interview.  Interviews generally take about 20 minutes and are an informal, “get-to-know-you” time in which we will also look for English proficiency. International students may conduct the interview over the phone.

Step 7 - F-1 Visa Transfer for Students Already in the U.S.

If you are transferring from another school in the U.S. and already have an F-1 Visa, please sign the top portion of the International Student Transfer Form and submit it with your application.


Admissions decisions will be mailed in March. You will be notified by mail and will have two weeks to return the enrollment contract sent with acceptance letters.

After February 15 any remaining openings will be filled on a rolling admission basis. For these applications, the Admissions Committee will mail decisions within two weeks of the interview.

If you have any questions about these steps, please contact Ms Ronda Sheffield, Director of International Admissions (rsheffield@smschool.us) or email admissions@smschool.us.

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