How to Apply

Please contact the Office of Admissions at (301) 739-4266  to request a visit and tour of the school, or ask questions in general. Goretti offers rolling admissions throughout the year.

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Submitting an Application

A completed Application must be accompanied by: a $70.00 non-refundable fee; letter of recommendation forms from the Math and Language Arts teachers; copies of transcripts, including a copy of the student’s most recent report card and a copy of the student’s year-end report cards 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 December 16, for first-round decisions. Applications are considered complete when all required documentation has been submitted. Prospective students completing the interview process by December 16, 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 (one recommendation for math, one 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 9 or c/o Admissions.

This information is provided automatically by schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore once registration for the HSPT has been completed.

Copy of Report Cards

The application requires a copy of the student’s current report card and a copy of year-end report cards for the prior two years that may be uploaded. For example, a student currently in 8th grade would need to provide a copy of the most current report card and a copy of the year-end report card for 7th grade. 

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 freshmen are required to take the High School Placement Test. St. Maria Goretti Catholic High School offers the test on campus on December 10th and again on January 7th, after those two dates, the test is given as needed. There is a scholarship awarded to those who score the highest on the Test. Placement test results are also accepted if taken at another Archdiocesan school. Please go to Register for HSPT

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 Director of Admissions. Those with special interests are encouraged to meet with specific program directors and coaches. Please notify the Director of Admissions 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 notification 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 Committee's decision. First-round notifications will be mailed on February 15, with email notifications being sent out on February 16.

Late Applications

Applications received after December 16 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 “waitlist” if space is unavailable at the time of acceptance.

Tuition Assistance

If you require financial assistance, please indicate this on your application. Please also create a FACTS account to jumpstart the process!