Applying to St. Michael's

Our 2021-2022 admission application will open October 1.

This year, St. Michael's has shifted to a rolling admissions application process. Applicants will now be able to move through the admissions process within four to eight weeks. Upon receiving a complete application profile, applicants will receive an admission decision two weeks after submission. Read below for our admission requirements and download our Guide to Admissions at St. Michael's for a step-by-step guide to the rolling admissions process.
 

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  • Online Application

    $150 Application Fee
    Visit smca.com/apply to begin your online application. If you have questions regarding payment of the application fee, please email Leah Esparza with your inquiry.
  • Transcripts

    Current school year + two previous years
    The transcript form can be downloaded from the online checklist in the online application, printed, signed, and sent to the applicant's current and previous schools' registrar offices. 

    Please note: This is a school-to-school request. St. Michael's must receive transcripts directly from the school. 
  • Teacher Recommendations

    St. Michael's requires two recommendation forms.
    Form 1: Math or Science (7th or 8th grade)
    Form 2: English or Social Studies (7th or 8th grade)

    Given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and the 2019-2020 school year, we will accept teacher recommendations from an applicant's 7th or 8th grade teacher.

    This form can be sent directly to teachers by entering their email address through the online application checklist. 
  • Standardized Test Scores

    We accept scores from the following exams:
    • ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam)
    • SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) 
    • PSAT (10th - 12th grade applicants) 
    • SAT (10th - 12th grade applicants)
    • ACT (10th - 12th grade applicants)
    If you elect to take the ISEE exam, our school code is 440313.
  • Virtual Shadow Visits

    Students will receive a taste of St. Michael's during their lunch hour!
    During the second and third Wednesdays of the month, students will have the opportunity to visit with current St. Michael's teachers and students over Zoom during our Virtual Shadow Visit days. Students will bring their lunch and:
    • Play icebreakers
    • Take brief virtual tour of St. Michael's 
    • Watch two St. Michael's lesson 
    • Participate in an activity and discussion with teachers 
  • Family Interview

    Student portion followed by the family portion.
    Upon receipt of a completed application, transcripts, and both teacher recommendations, the admission office will send an email to sign up for an interview. Interviews will take place via Zoom, and one parent is required to be attend.
  • Optional Application Materials

    Additional teacher recommendation letters or forms
    If an applicant would like to submit additional recommendation forms, he or she may request that the admissions team send the official teacher recommendation form to the faculty member of their choosing.
Our 2021-2022 admission application will open October 1. To apply for the 2020-2021 school year, please click above.
 

Contact Us

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  • Leah Esparza 

    Director of Advancement
  • Carlon Haas 

    Director of International Programs
  • Jessica Shafran 

    Advancement Associate

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    Family of Families
3000 Barton Creek Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78735  (512) 328-2323
St. Michael's Catholic Academy is mindful of its mission to prepare the student holistically for leadership, service, and decision making consistent with Catholic values; and admit students of any race, color, or national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the school. St. Michael's Catholic Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age, or gender in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. St. Michael's Catholic Academy does not discriminate against students with special needs; a full range of services might not be available.