• Freshman Application Information
    Boy's & Girl's Divisions
    2020-2021 Academic Year
    Class of 2024

    *Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we do expect the admissions process to look slightly different for the fall of 2020. Our administration is working to finalize plans in compliance with the Michigan 2020-2021 Return to School Roadmap. Information will be posted as soon it is officially determined.*


    What are we looking for?


    Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Preparatory seeks deserving students (Boy's and Girl's) who can benefit from and contribute to our school community in a multitude of ways. We request students have a strong desire to grow and expand their faith, intelligence, and personal attributes. While grades and test scores are important, they only tell part of an applicant’s story. Our Dean of Admissions takes great pride in getting to know our prospective students and their families and uses a holistic approach when accepting students to St. Mary’s Prep - every applicant is reviewed as a unique individual.

    The 3 Step Admissions Process


    Boy's Division: Shadow at St. Mary’s Preparatory

    Spend a day with a current 9th grader by observing a day in the life of a man of Orchard Lake. You will be paired up with a current 9th-grade student (you can request a specific student or one who shares your similar interests). You will arrive at our Admissions Center at 8:15 am where your host will be there to greet you. You will then spend the academic day and will be picked up from the Admissions Center at 1:00 pm.


    Girl's Division: Family Experience Tour

    Girls and their families have a unique opportunity to spend some time on campus in a family experience tour. Spend time with our Dean of Admissions getting to know the campus, visiting our facilities, and learning more about the ground breaking, exclusive opportunity you could have the chance to be apart of!


    Submit Your Application

    Applications are accepted beginning October 5, 2019. To apply for admissions, families need to complete the online application. Acceptance letters will begin to be mailed on January 24, 2020. St. Mary’s Preparatory is rolling admissions, but we do encourage the admissions process to begin early as enrollment may be capped.
    St. Mary's operates on a rolling admissions process. Contact our admissions office for important deadlines for Winter/Spring 2020.


    Take the High School Placement Test

    The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is offered at St. Mary’s Prep three times during the 2019-2020 school year: November 23rd, December 7th, and February 1st. The cost of the exam is $50. To register online, visit www.stmarysprep.com. St. Mary’s Prep does offer a HSPT prep course for 8th graders in November of each year.

    Will I Be Accepted?

    At St. Mary’s Prep, our Dean of Admissions takes a holistic approach when accepting Students to OLSM. We understand that every student who applies is unique, and has strengths and weaknesses in many areas that are different from one student to the next. We examine the following areas when making our decision:

    • GPA from the most current school year, and two years prior
    • High School Placement Test score and other standardized test scores
    • Application
    • Teacher recommendation provided within the application
    • An administrative recommendation provided within the application
    • Shadow day/Interview with the Dean of Admissions

    We work closely with families to make sure that any student who wants to come to St. Mary’s Prep has the opportunity to do so. Our Dean of Admissions strongly values the relationships she builds with our applicants and their families. Every family who applies is welcomed and special to us, and we thoroughly enjoy the interpersonal relationships that develop. We work to make sure that every deserving young man has a chance to be a young man of St. Mary’s Prep!

    Applicants Requiring Academic Accommodations


    If the applicant is on a current documented and supported IEP, 504 or another form of an accommodation plan, please contact Candace Castiglione, Dean of Admissions at 248-683-0514 or CCastiglione@stmarysprep.com to discuss the applicant. It is important that our staff discusses the applicant’s accommodation plan, so that we may further be aware of the specialized needs of the student. Our priority is to ensure the academic success of every prospective student and having these conversations first is a wonderful way to start. There are also specific forms that need to be completed prior to the High School Placement Test in order for accommodations to be provided. Mrs. Castiglione is happy to provide you with a copy of those forms.



    To set up a Shadow Day, register for a Family Experience Tour, receive information on the HSPT exam, or to ask any question regarding the application process, please contact our admissions office at 248-683-0514 or admissions@stmarysprep.com

  • Shadowing at St. Mary's Preparatory
    Boys Division

    Prospective 9th graders- Boys Division
    are welcome to schedule a shadow between September 30, 2019 to May 6, 2020

    Prospective transfer students-Boys Division
    will be invited to shadow after their transcript has been reviewed by the Dean of Admissions. The shadow window for transfers is October 21st through December 2nd for January transfer, and March 1st through May 1st for the following year transfer.


    Shadows will be scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

    Please use our online shadow scheduling tool to see our available days, an schedule your son's visit.If your son shadow's on a Friday, he will be able to attend one of our all school masses. You must schedule your shadow day at least 3 days prior to the desired day. Please keep in mind that not all dates between the shadow window are available due to our school schedule and possible days off, etc. After the shadow day has been scheduled, a confirmation email will be sent to you with additional information.
    Click this link for day of shadow information!


    Shadow Day Information


    Shadows arrive to our Admissions Center at 8:15am

    The Admissions Center is located off of
    Commerce Rd. We have a separate
    entrance than the main school
    entrance. If you are heading east on
    Commerce Rd., the Admissions Center
    will be before the main campus
    entrance. If you are heading west, it
    will be past the main entrance on the
    left hand side; you will see the large
    white sign on the front of the building


    Dress Code
    Monday and Tuesday Shadows-
    Dress pants (khaki, navy blue, or
    black), a white oxford dress shirt and
    tie. Dress shoes and a belt.
    Friday Shadows-
    Dress pants (khaki, navy blue, or
    black), a white oxford dress shirt and
    tie or Polo shirt, Dress shoes and a belt.


    Lunch is on us!



    Pickup is at 1:00pm in the Admissions Center

    Important info about Snow Days: If your shadow occurs on a day that
    may be affected by a weather related hazard, please note that if WEST
    BLOOMFIELD SCHOOLS are closed, so is St. Mary’s Prep! If you are
    unsure, please feel free to call or text the Admissions Office cell phone
    at 248-804-6337 to clarify! Every effort will be made to contact you
    when the shut down has been called, but please check local media