Admissions

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Students are considered for transfer into Mount de Sales for grades 10 or 11 if space is available and the Admissions Committee deems an acceptance appropriate. Potential transfer students should carefully consider their reasons for transferring and read our transfer process below.
  • Candidates and their parents must understand and be fully committed to supporting the mission and vision of Mount de Sales Academy.
  • Candidates must be in good academic, disciplinary, and financial standing at their previous institution, with no outstanding financial obligations.
Click here to begin the application process. A complete transfer applicant file contains the application and $50 application fee, high school transcripts, recommendation(s), and completion of a candidate interview. 

Application Process

List of 5 items.

  • Application

    Click here to begin the application process. Your online admissions account will have your applicant checklist. Please check your account frequently for updates. There is a $50 fee when an application is submitted.
  • Transcripts

    Transfer Record Requirements:
    Mount de Sales must receive the most up-to-date student records from the current school year, as well as all records from the two previous years. This could include middle school records from eighth grade.
     

    Please reach out to your current school and ask for all required records to be sent to
    admissions@mountdesales.org.

    Required items include: g
    rades, attendance records, behavioral records, standardized test scores, and results of any academic, psychological, and emotional/behavioral testing.

    Home School / Tutorial Applicants:
    Students enrolled in a home school program that issues transcripts should sign and submit the Mount de Sales Request for Records form to the program after January 1. The program should send records directly to Mount de Sales. For students home schooling through local school district approval, the home educator must provide a list of courses, textbooks, and progress for all high school work, including the current year up to January 1. For students who do not earn numerical or letter grades, the home educator should provide a summary of the student’s progress for each class in each year.

    Middle School Records:
    If the student’s current high school has the applicant's middle school records on file, they may send them with the high school transcripts.
  • Recommendation(s)

    All recommendations are confidential and should be sent from the recommender directly to Mount de Sales (not through the family).

    One recommendation form from your daughter's principal or a current teacher should be submitted directly to the Admissions Office. The link to the form to send to the recommender can be found on your online admissions checklist. If the recommender prefers to fill out a paper-version of the recommendation, it can be downloaded here: Standard Recommendation Form.

    If the applicant is home-schooled: One recommendation form is required. Tutors, co-op teachers, and adults who have worked with the applicant in an instructional capacity may submit the recommendation form directly to the Admissions Office. The link to the form to send to the recommender can be found on your online admissions checklist. If the recommender prefers to fill out a paper-version of the recommendation, it can be downloaded here: Standard Recommendation Form.

    Additional letters of recommendation are optional. All recommendations are confidential and should be sent from the recommender directly to Mount de Sales.
  • Interview

    Every applicant and at least one parent/guardian are required to attend a 30-minute interview. Interviews are scheduled through the Admissions Office.
  • Other Considerations

    We encourage families to consider the below programs and opportunities. If you are applying for any of the following, please adhere to the appropriate deadlines and contacts.

    Sacred Heart Program: Students applying to the Sacred Heart Program must submit all necessary documentation requested. For any questions about the program, please contact our Director of Sacred Heart, Patrick Martel at  or 410.744.8498 ext. 267Click here for program information and documentation guidelines.

    Scholarships: Academic scholarships require no application and are based on the HSPT. To apply for a special interest scholarship, please visit the Scholarships web page for details and instructions. Students will be considered for scholarships for which they apply if the required materials are submitted by the deadlines listed.

    Tuition Assistance: Mount de Sales Academy has limited tuition assistance for families in financial need. To apply for tuition assistance, the application and necessary supporting documentation are due to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment by Friday, January 6, 2023. Families should upload their 2022 W-2 forms when they are available in January 2023. Click here to access tuition assistance application information.
Mount de Sales Academy for Girls does not discriminate on the basis of race, color or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policy, athletic or other school administered programs.

When applying, applicants “understand and acknowledge that receiving the application does not constitute a commitment by Mount de sales Academy, and that Mount de Sale Academy may deny admission if they determine that enrollment of the Applicant in the Academy would not be appropriate.”

All acceptances are conditional upon the successful completion of eighth grade. As a condition of acceptance, students may be required to attend and satisfactorily complete remedial summer math and/or reading programs prior to admission. All decisions regarding the acceptance of a student into Mount de Sales Academy are done with the highest emphasis placed on what is in the best interest of the individual girl.

Sacred Heart Program

The Sacred Heart Program at Mount de Sales Academy is a four-year program that provides accommodations and academic support based on the individual needs of each of its students. Applicants interested in the Sacred Heart Program must indicate their intention to apply for the program on their applications and will be required to submit appropriate documentation.

For more information about the Sacred Heart Program, please contact:

Patrick Martel
Director of the Sacred Heart Program 
410.744.8498 ext. 267
pmartel@mountdesales.org

Admissions Contact Information

Mattie Wood '04
Director of Admissions
410.744.8498 ext. 270
mwood@mountdesales.org

Jen Blake '15
Assistant Director of Admissions
410.744.8498 ext. 276
jblake@mountdesales.org

Admissions Office Email
admissions@mountdesales.org

Mount de Sales Academy

Academic Excellence in the Catholic Tradition