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Notes for Prospective Students
To apply for admission to St. Mary's Ryken, you need to: Complete
the online admissions application.
Submit an essay -- Write an
essay introducing yourself to the admissions committee.
to highlight at least three qualities you consider to be your best
attributes.Send the essay as an email attachment to the Admissions
Take the High School Placement Test (HSPT).
If you attend a
Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese of Washington, you
will take the test at your school.
If you attend a public or
private school, you must register to take the test at St. Mary's
If you are a transfer student, you are not required to take
the test; instead, you will be required to complete an interview.
Submit an unofficial transcript and two teacher recommendations
from your current school.
If you attend a Catholic elementary
school in the Archdiocese of Washington, you will be given an
Archdiocesan Choice Form (usually in November).
Complete the form
and return it to your elementary school.
By selecting St. Mary's
Ryken on this form, your school records, test scores and teacher
recommendations will be sent to St. Mary's Ryken for you.The
unofficial transcript must include grades and test information from
the previous two years.
Note to all applicants: an admissions
interview may be required and the school that you currently attend
may be contacted for references.