SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020

 Admissions Procedures :: Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid :: Campus Visit Form :: Disclosure Statement :: Forms




General Information


Margaret Stephens

209-957-3340 EXT. 187


Su Towne, Registrar
209-957-3340 EXT. 103



President & Principal's Message

Admission Process

Fin. Assist/Scholarships

Shadow - A - Ram

Visit Our Campus

New Student Application





Please contact Admissions with questions or call

Mrs. Margaret Stephens (209) 957-3340, Ext. 187




New Student Application are available now and must be submitted before scheduling the

Placement Test. Please Contact Mrs. Margaret Stephens in Admissions with questions at or call (209) 957-3340, Ext. 187.








St. Mary's High School is a Roman Catholic, four year co-educational, college preparatory high school under the canonical direction of the Bishop of the Diocese of Stockton.  lt is fully accredited by the Western Association  of  Schools   and   Colleges and by the  Western Catholic Education Association.



The school is located in the Central Valley of California in Stockton on North El Dorado Street. It is two miles north of University of the Pacific and one mile  east of San Joaquin Delta College.



Our student population of 795 represents the diversity  of the San Joaquin  Valley  and  includes   Asian, Black,  Caucaslan.  Hispanic,  Native American, and Pacific Islander


We have 66 dedicated faculty members who  hold degrees advanced degrees and/or masters in their related fields of administration, teaching or counseling. Faculty includes one religious represented by the order of Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. Student- to-Faculty ratio is 8 to 1. Average class size is 24.



Located on twenty-five acres in a residential neighborhood, St. Mary's draws students from 1471oc:al elementary and Junior High Schools. Facilities continue to expand in order to serve our mission of academic excellence. The campus includes an academic building which house administration offices, a modern library, technology center, and state of the art "smart" classrooms and with wireless internet available  throughout the campus. In addition, there are four classroom buildings including computer and  technology classrooms, a cafeteria, student stoe and two gyms. Athletic facilities are comporomised of a athletic training center, weight room, track facilities, baseball, football and soccer field, a baseball-wrestling-cheer practice building, six tennis courts, two sand volleyball courts and an Olympic size  swimming pool. There is a student chapel and a residence for the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales.



St. Mary's students are active in many clubs and organizations emphasizing  creativity, scholarship and service. Student athletes compete in the Tri-City Athletic League in badminton, baseball, basketball, track, cross country, diving, football, golf, softball, swimming, volleyball, water polo and wrestling. Ice hockey, lacrosse, beach volleyball and  trap shooting compete in separate leagues.



The school year is divided into fall and spring semesters



Students choose from nine departments  for their required and elective courses.

Some courses are offered at basic, college preparatory or honors/AP levels .







English Language

English Literature

Physics 1



Spanish Language


Studio Art

U.S. Government

U.S. History

World History


Algebra 2/Trig





Physical Science

Spanish 2&3

World Literature



St. Mary's  exceeds state and national averages on ACT, PSAT and SAT



St. Mary's continues to exceed state and national test averages on AP exams

since 1990. Last year we had 59 AP Scholars.








Every student is required to take the following core program: ('Composition & Speech required for Class of 2020, 2021 and 2022. Computer required for Class of 2019)






Religion 40
English 40
Social Studies 35
Mathematics 20
Science 20
P E 20
Vis/Perf Arts 10
Health Education 5
Comp & Speech 5 or
Computer 5
Electives 60



91% of our juniors & seniors take upper division mathematics

87% of our juniors & seniors take upper division science

100% of our students are required to enroll in Italian, Spanish or American Sign Language.


AP Exams Administered


Calculus AB & BC


English Language

English Literature



Spanish Language


Studio Arts

U.S. Government

U.S. .History

World History








100- 90




89 - 80




79 -70




69 - 60




59 -00





GPA is calculated by converting grade points and dividing by attempted credits.


Our Shadow-A-Ram Program is a terrific way for 7th and 8th grade students to get an inside and accurate look of what it is really like to be a St. Mary’s student. 8th grade students can select from any of the six programs and 7th grade students are eligible to shadow in the March and April programs. Shadowing is not a mandatory part of the application process, but a great opportunity to spend time on our campus in the company of a  St. Mary’s student.

Admissions representatives begin the day with a campus tour and are available to answer questions. Current St. Mary’s students will guide their shadows through the morning and the program concludes after lunch (provided by us). Students tell us year after year that this was the best way for them to get to know St. Mary’s.


Shadow-A-Ram Form



Dear Parents,

For the 2019-2020 school year, Saint Mary's High School will continue to admit students from China and Brazil to our school. This program is in partnership with Twinn Palms, a firm that organizes the homestay component. 


We are looking for families who are interested in hosting an international student. For your consideration, host families will receive $1,300 per month for each month that a student is in their home. In return, host families will provide meals, airport transportation, transportation to and from school and school events, a bedroom for each student, and wireless internet connection. In addition, host families will be required to complete a safe environment training program and a background screening. Medical insurance, uniforms and other campus expenses are covered through the tuition and fees paid by the student's family. 

If this program is of interest to you and you wish to receive more information and details on logistics, please email our Twinn Palms' Coordinator, Michele Padilla at the following information and we will add your family to the interest list.  

  1. Family name

  2. Students' names and grades in fall of 2019 (if applicable)

  3. City of residence

  4. Languages spoken in your home

  5. Experience with international student or exchange programs


Please understand that this is not a commitment on your part at this time but an interest in your family to engage in a discussion about this wonderful opportunity. 


Thank you for your support of this program.



Margaret Stephens

Director of Admissions and Communications

Class of 2030 Visits


As part of its outreach to Catholic grade schools, St. Mary's invited the future class of 2030 from Annunciation School. The 1st graders got to meet President Jim Brusa, Principle Kathy Smith, visit Athletics, see what the Football locker room and training rooms were like; visited classrooms of Ms. Jean Aquiilar and Mrs. Margo Kozina (who had a special treat seeing her grandson Joseph) who gave them candy, then were treated to yogurt at the Ram Shack before going to the chapel where Fr.Matt Issac welcomed them, blessing them and giving each a rosary. The class finished up by going through yearbooks to see if they could find their parents and grandparents who attended St. May's.  Future Rams!


























St. Mary's High School partners with Three W International to provide comprehensive international student enrollment management to students from China, Brazil and Vietnam.


Together, we are able to provide unparalleled support and service to our international students, from general admissions to post-arrival and beyond. If you are an international student interested in applying to St. Mary's High School, please use the following link for contact information:








a) The placement test for all applicants will be administered at St. Mary’s


b) The Department Chairperson recommends courses according to Department criteria.


c) The course schedule proposed by St. Mary’s for each applicant will be approved by the parent and the student at a meeting in the spring. If parents have additional concerns, they should make an appointment with the Department Chair or the Guidance staff.


New Student Application


Transfer Students


Transfer Students 


a) As a rule, St. Mary’s does not accept transfer students into the 12th grade from local high schools.


b) St. Mary’s does not accept 12th grade second semester students transferring from local high schools.


c) Transfer student's application must include a transcript. The Dean of Students may be asked to review the attendance and disciplinary records of applicants and make the appropriate recommendations to the Vice Principal and/or admissions committee. Consultation with personnel at the student’s previous school will be made.


d) A placement test may be administered by the Guidance Department.


e) Upon acceptance, the transfer student will be scheduled into classes. It should be understood by each transfer student and the student's parents that St. Mary’s has established certain requirements for graduation. St. Mary's expects transfer students to conform to these requirements. It should also be understood that it is not always possible to provide a transfer student with all of the courses requested because of class enrollment capacity and/or other student requirements.


f) Transfer students who desire to participate in athletics should meet with the Athletic Director.


New Student Application


Procedures for Admission of Students After Start of School or Summer Break


Admission Of Students After The Start Of School Or During Summer Break


In order to better meet the needs of new students and at the same time to give us an opportunity to screen applicants, the following procedures will be in effect for students who apply for admission once school has begun or during the summer.


a) Registrar obtains completed application and current transcript.


b) If no test scores are available, testing with the guidance department may be arranged.


c) All documentation, including application, transcript, test scores and the registration fee of $300 will then be submitted to the Vice Principal.


d) Vice Principal will review the documentation, schedule the student and interview the student and their parents.


e) The application and other documentation will be reviewed by the admissions committee and a decision will be made concerning the student's acceptance.


f) All acceptances during the summer are probationary


New Student Application


Tuition and Fees 2019-20120


The St. Mary's Board of Directors determines tuition and fees for St. Mary's High School with consultation from the administrators in late January each year.


All tuition is payable through FACTS Tuition Management at


Catholic tuition 


Non-Catholic tuition




Student Body fee


Campus Improvement fee


Senior Graduation fee   


Payment plans for 10, 11 and 12 months available in FACTS



Fees: (subject to change)

Application $75
Registration $350 non-refundable

Student Body Card Fee

(Mandatory for All)

$230 (includes Yearbook)

Graduation Fee (For Seniors)

$150 (Due and payable January, 2019)

Schedule Change Fee


Campus Improvement Fee $200 (per family)

Optional Fees:



(Permits issued upon receipt of September payment)




Financial Aid


We at St. Mary's High School understand that a Catholic school education is a gift that leads to a brighter future, and we know that this gift represents a significant investment and commitment for any family. St. Mary's works with families on a confidential, individual basis to ensure that qualified students have the opportunity to attend our school. Financial Aid may be available to those families who show demonstrated need of financial support. This assistance is made to as many students and families as possible, regardless of their ethnic or racial backgrounds.


Those applying for Financial Aid and/or Scholarships must complete a FACTS Grant and Aid Application. Financial Aid funds are limited so it is imperative that the application is submitted before the deadline. Scholarship and Grant award amounts will be communicated to applicants by St. Mary's, prior to registration in the Spring.



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In compliance with federal regulations, Saint Mary's High School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, or national or ethnic origin. In this matter we follow diocesan policy. Diocesan policy on non-discrimination and on procedures to be followed in case there are complaints or grievances in this matter can be found in the Administrative Handbook of the Diocese of Stockton. A copy of this Handbook is available in the faculty library and in the school office. The principal coordinates local efforts to assure that our school complies with federal regulations on non-discrimination.



Saint Mary’s High School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). 

WCEA accredits Catholic elementary and secondary schools in nine western states (26 (arch) dioceses) and the US Territory of Guam.  WCEA co-accredits and is in partnership with three Regional agencies (WASC, NAAS, NCA CASI) and two private agencies (CAIS and HAIS).   WCEA began in 1957 in San Francisco and has a long and successful history of assisting school improvement through the accreditation process.

Saint Mary’s High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

The WASC accreditation process aids institutions in developing and sustaining effective educational programs and assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations that an accredited institution has met high standards of quality and effectiveness.

For additional questions, please contact:

Margaret Stephens

209-957-3340 EXT.


Su Towne, Registrar
209-957-3340 EXT. 103