No. We consider many factors in the admissions process with grades being the most important factor. Over the past few years, we have accepted about 90% of freshman applicants for admission, and about 75% of transfer applicants.
Current freshmen and sophomores can apply for second semester or early January entry between November 1 and December 15. Students wanting to enter as sophomores or juniors for the 2023-24 school year apply after Tuesday, February 1 with applications reviewed until the class is full or Friday, July 14, whichever comes first. Potential transfer students apply online via Blackbaud.
These items are required:
BlackBaud admission application
Latest report card from the current school year (uploaded through BlackBaud)
Final report card from the previous school year (uploaded through BlackBaud)
Latest available standardized test scores (uploaded through BlackBaud) (optional but helpful)
Two completed teacher recommendation forms (parents will be prompted through BlackBaud to email two teachers; recommendation forms will be received electronically)
One completed administrator/counselor recommendation form (parents will be prompted to email a school administrator or counselor; recommendation form will be received electronically).
Attendance record from the previous school year and current school year.
Academic scholarships are offered to incoming freshmen with exceptional scores on the High School Placement Test. Typically, students whose composite score is between the 80th and 99th percentile qualify for awards ranging from $2,000 - $5,000. Once a student receives his or her HSPT results, a family can consult with our Enrollment Management Office to determine the amount of the award.
Family Memorial Scholarships are offered to incoming freshmen who demonstrate good grades and behavior. While many of these awards are offered to students who demonstrate financial need, others have different criteria such as being a member of a particular parish or being the son or daughter of a STVM graduate. Please click here to review details regarding these scholarships. Family Memorial Scholarship applications should be submitted by Monday, November 21. Because many of our Family Memorial Scholarships are need-based, interested families should complete the FACTS Financial Aid Form by clicking here.
Need-based grants are offered by STVM and the Diocese of Cleveland. STVM wants as many qualified students as possible to attend. Interested families should complete the FACTS Financial Aid Form by clicking here.
Yes, STVM accepts both Traditional EdChoice Scholarships and EdChoice Expansion Scholarships. Please click here for more information regarding EdChoice.
Traditional EdChoice Scholarships are for students who are deemed living in a public school district with low test scores. Please click here for a list of public high schools who qualify.
EdChoice Expansion Scholarships are for students, regardless of their home school district, who may qualify for a state need-based grant based on family income and household size. Please click here for income and household guidelines.
These EdChoice Scholarships, sponsored by the Ohio Department of Education, allow many students to attend STVM who might not otherwise be able to. Interested families should apply between March 1 and May 31 each year.
Yes. Because STVM has programs to assist students with learning differences and select students on the Autism spectrum, we accept both Jon Peterson Scholarships and the Autism Scholarship from the state of Ohio.
STVM offers an Intervention Program for students with mild to moderate learning differences, ADHD/ADD, and/or select students on the Autism spectrum. Students meet with one of our Intervention teachers frequently. Some students in this program may have a somewhat modified curriculum as a result (for example, some students may not take a language until sophomore year). We can accept up to 20 students a year for this program. Students interested in being a part of our Intervention Program would submit their IEP/504 plan along with their ETR plan as part of our application process.
To learn more about our Intervention Services, click here
Tuition for the 2023-24 school year is $13,100, plus a $400 Student Fee, which includes use of a Chromebook. The following payment plans are available:
100% of tuition due June 1. Paying this allows families to deduct $200 from tuition.
50% of tuition due June 1, and 50% due December 1. There is a $25 fee for this option.
25% of tuition due on June 1, September 1, December 1 and March 1. There is a $50 fee for this option.
10 monthly payments from July through April. There is an $80 fee for this option.
12 monthly payments from June through May. There is a $96 fee for this option. This option is not available for seniors/12th graders.
SMART processes all tuition payments. Parents have the option of having tuition payments deducted from a checking or savings account. For a 3% fee, parents can have tuition charged to their Visa or MasterCard.
While a student is immediately eligible to participate in all sports at STVM as a transfer, s/he would have to sit out the second half of a season in a sport s/he previously played at their previous school. This is an Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) policy. There may be some extenuating circumstances which may permit your child to be fully eligible at a new high school, such as a family relocating to a new area. Please check with the OHSAA website for specific guidelines.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association forbids schools from offering scholarships to students because of athletics. We encourage students needing financial assistance to apply for need-based tuition assistance, EdChoice Scholarships and Diocese of Cleveland grants.