Please contact the Office of Admissions at 301-739-4266 Ext. 132 to request a visit & tour of the school, or ask questions in general. Applications are recommended to be received by February 1st, however, Goretti offers a rolling admissions throughout the year.
Submitting an Application
A completed Application must be accompanied by a $150.00 non-refundable fee, letter of recommendation forms from the Math and Language Arts teachers; Copies of transcripts – a copy of student’s most recent report card and a copy of the student’s year end report card for the prior two years; and copies of any standardized testing the student has had in the past three years.
Application Due Date
Goretti accepts applications for enrollment on a year-round, rolling basis. Typically, applications are requested by February 1 for first-round decisions. Completed applications include all required documentation submitted. Prospective students completing the interview process by February 14 will be eligible for first-round priority acceptance. After this date, a rolling admissions process follows until the class is filled.
Records & Recommendation Forms
Students who do not attend a school in the Archdiocese of Baltimore should submit the Math and Language Arts Recommendation Forms (1 recommendation for math, 1 recommendation for language arts) to their current school. These forms are given to the prospective teachers by the student/parent and upon completion are sent directly to the Admissions Office either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail c/o Holly Katrina, Admissions.
This information is provided automatically by schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore once registration for the HSPT has been completed.
The Request for Records Form will be given to you during your interview with Mrs. Katrina. This form needs to be filled out and returned back to the Admissions Office.
Copy of Report Cards
A copy of the student’s current report card and a copy of year-end report cards for the prior 2 years (i.e., if your student is in 8th grade, please provide a copy of the most current report card and a copy of their year-end report card for 6th & 7th grade). Please send copies only.
Copy of Standardized Testing
Please provide copies of any standardized testing the student has had in the past three years.
High School Placement Test (HSPT)
All incoming students to the freshmen are required to take the High School Placement Test. St. Maria Goretti High School offers the test on campus in December. There is a scholarship awarded to the boy & girl who score the highest on the December placement test. Students who miss the December test may contact the admissions office to schedule a date to take the test individually. Placement test results are also accepted if taken at another Archdiocesan school.
Please visit our High School Placement Test page for more information.
Visits to Goretti
Visiting the Goretti campus is an ideal way for students and parents to observe the atmosphere of the school. Visits are scheduled with the admission director. Those with special interests are encouraged to meet with specific program directors and coaches. Please notify the admission director in advance if you would like help in arranging these visits.
An interview with the student and parent takes place after the completed application is received by the Admission Office. After the interview, the Admission Committee evaluates each applicant and a letter of acceptance or denial is sent to the prospective student.
The Admissions Committee will evaluate each student. Upon completion of this review, the student will be notified of the Admissions Committee’s decision. First-round notifications will be mailed February 14th, 2018.
Applications received after February 1 will be evaluated and acted upon individually on a rolling basis once the application process is complete. Students may be offered a place on the “wait list” if space is unavailable at the time of acceptance.
If you require financial assistance, please indicate on your application.