General Questions & Private Tours

If you have any questions about admission procedures, booking a private tour at St. Mary’s Catholic School, please contact Mrs. Anne Leigh Bisese, Director of Admissions, at admissions@saintmary.org or 804-740-1048.

While our Admissions process is rolling, we advise all families to apply before the end of the calendar year to ensure timely participation in evaluations that take place in January and February each year.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Monarch Pride!

Additional Enrollment Information

Junior Kindergarten through 8th Grade (including IB Middle Years 6-8)

Acceptance to St. Mary’s Catholic School is based upon space availability and contingent upon a review of your student’s readiness and academic records. If a student successfully completes the admissions screening process, priority consideration is given to:

  • Students whose siblings have been accepted at St. Mary’s
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church parishioners
  • Catholic families belonging to other area parishes
  • Students transferring from an out-of-area Catholic School

Interested families are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible.

Re-enrollment for current students begins each year in February (2/1 – 2/15) after which time registration will be open to new enrollments.

Applications for new enrollments will be accepted continuously. Applicants will be considered for openings per the above time-schedule.

Admissions offers will not be extended unless an opening exists in the appropriate grade. Students are added to a waiting pool and will be offered admission when and if an opening becomes available in the desired grade.

Mid-year Applications

Students wishing to enroll at St. Mary’s during the year should contact the office. Students moving into the area will be evaluated and offered enrollment if openings are available.

Screening Tests (2024 – 2025 School Year)

Screening for the next school year has already been conducted for rising JK/K students. Evaluations for students applying for grades 1 through 8, start in early February. Please contact our Admissions Director for more details.

Contracts

Contracts regulating school attendance are required by the Diocese of Richmond. New in 2024-2025, optional enrollment for our After School Care Program will be a part of the re-enrollment process and included in all contracts.

Why choose Saint Mary’s? Hear from community members below!

Fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Susan Trout, is also a parent to two children who are now alumna of Saint Mary’s Catholic School. Listen to her reflections on our community and the continuity provided by our JK-8 experience.
Mrs. Joyce Park, talks about her daughters’ experiences and highlights her eldest daughter’s transition as a transfer student.
Mr. Scott Schaefer wears many hats at Saint Mary’s: Elementary School parent, Middle School teacher and Athletic director. Listen to his thoughts on how sports help students to develop friendships and memories at Saint Mary’s Catholic School.