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It's important for prospective students and their families to gather as much information as possible when trying to select the high school that best fits their needs. At STVM, it is our pleasure to help you through this process by providing many opportunities to visit our school, meet our students and staff, and see all that we have to offer! You are invited to attend our Open Houses, our Parent Information Sessions, and our Parish School Gatherings. 

Eighth graders are encouraged to join us for an "Irish for a Day" shadow visit. Shadow visits may be scheduled most school days from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. Contact the Enrollment Office at (330) 253-9113 ext. 116 to schedule a visit. Learn more about our student shadowing program.

Application Information

You will begin the admissions process by taking the STVM Scholarship/Placement test. All 8th graders interested in attending St. Vincent-St. Mary are required to take one of our scholarship/placement tests (HSPT).

Register for a Scholarship/Placement test today! Parent information sessions were held on Fall testing dates. Eighth graders may take our scholarship/placement test one time only. The test is based on knowledge acquired through the 8th grade so it's important that students continue to work diligently in their classes.

  • Test fee: $20 – cash or checks (made payable to STVM) will be collected at the door on testing day
  • Bring TWO sharpened #2 pencils
  • No calculators permitted 
  • We administer the HSPT (High School Placement Test) which covers mathematics, English, and reading. This test is used to determine academic placement in 9th grade classes (Honors or College-Prep) and is also used to determine the recipients of our Irish Academic Scholarships. 
  • We offer an academic scholarship to each of the top 30 scorers based solely on their performance on our scholarship/placement test. Notification of the Irish Academic Scholarship was given in late November. 
    All applicant files must contain the following items in order to be considered complete and ready for committee review:
  • Completed Admissions Application
  • Two teacher recommendation forms – due January 15, 2022
  • Copies of seventh and eighth grade (first semester) transcripts that include grades, standardized test scores (Iowa Basics, OATs, MAP, etc.), attendance, and behavior records.
  • Special Education students only - Copy of IEP and ETR. Please provide an electronic copy of each to our Admissions Office by November 15, 2022.
  • Specific instructions on how to apply depend on the type of school you currently attend. Continue reading below.

    Eighth graders who attend Catholic elementary schools will be given a Diocesan application at their school during Catholic High School Selection Week, January 9- 13, 2022.

    • You will complete and return the application to your eighth-grade teacher by Friday of that week. Once you return your application, the application and your seventh and eighth-grade records will be forwarded to your "first-choice" high school.
    • We also require two completed Diocesan Teacher Recommendation forms, which will be provided by your eighth-grade teacher.
    • Lastly, all applicants are asked to create an IrishAccess account to facilitate communication of admissions and registration information.

    Interested students who attend a private or public middle school will begin the application process by creating an IrishAccess account. Once the account has been created and you are logged in, you will receive access to complete the following steps:

    • Application for Admissions
    • Student Statement
    • In addition, you must have two of your current core subject teachers complete STVM Teacher Recommendation forms. Ask your teachers to complete the forms as soon as possible. You will be asked to submit your teacher’s email addresses within your IrishAccess account on your application checklist. The form will then be directly emailed to the teachers of your choice for completion.

    Acceptance to STVM is based on your meeting our requirements after a review of your academic achievement and records. We look for students who are well-rounded; who are hard-working, leaders by example, and are motivated to receive a challenging and fulfilling Catholic high school education. STVM decision letters will be mailed on February 16, 2022 for Catholic elementary students and by the end of February for those public/private school students who have met our admissions requirements and deadlines.

    St. Vincent-St. Mary welcomes qualified students in good academic standing after the start of their freshman year. Talk to the Enrollment Office to check on the requirements and to begin the transfer process. STVM will accept students who will be sophomores or junior transfers for the 2022-2023 school year. We can only consider a senior transfer if a family is relocating to the greater Akron area. Transfer applications are considered on a rolling basis until the class is full or Friday, July 15, 2022. To begin the transfer process, please create an IrishAccess account.

    All applicant files must contain the following items in order to be considered complete and ready for committee review:

      Completed Admissions Application:
    • Two teacher recommendation forms
    • One Administrator Recommendation
    • A copy of transcripts that include grades, standardized test scores (Iowa Basics, OATs, MAP, etc.), attendance, and behavior records for the first semester of the current year and the previous two years.

    Please contact the Enrollment Office with questions.

    Director of Enrollment Management, Matt Saxer
    (330) 253-9113 ext. 116 

    Application Forms

    Incoming Freshmen

    Incoming Freshman Application

    Teacher Recommendation Form f (

    Transfer Student Application

    Teacher Recommendation Form

    Administrator Recommendation Form

    Admissions Calendar

    Admissions Calendar

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