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We will continue to accept applications for the 2019-2020 school year in each of the grades where we have openings.

Frequently Asked Admissions Questions

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are still available for those grades with openings.

The open application period for each school year is December 1 - January 31 of the previous school year.  All applications accepted during that time are evaluated together; there is no time/datestamp considered during this open enrollment period.  All applications received after January 31 are evaluated first-come first-served.


The online application is available at the gold button above.

We welcome students of all religious affiliations at St. Mary Magdalene School.  Families who wish to receive the Catholic-affiliated tuition rate must demonstrate an active Catholic parish participation of Time, Talent and Treasure, and the students must be baptized Catholic.  We ask StMM parish members to strive to contribute $100 to the parish each month.  Some of the weekly contributions go  to provide school subsidy and some go to the everyday expenses of the parish.  Your local Catholic parish might have a different financial expectation, but will still require identifiable Time, Talent and Treasure contributions.

If you are relocating to our area, you will need to submit a Parent Ministry form to your current Catholic parish for their signature, and will need to register at one of the local parishes after your move.

Families of other faiths will be charged the unaffiliated rate and are not required to complete the Parent Ministry form.

The State of NC and the Diocese of Raleigh both require that children are five by August 31 of the year that they start kindergarten.  St. Mary Magdalene follows this guideline with no exceptions.

K-8 School hours are 8am-3pm. 
PreK hours are 8:15-11:15 (AM Program), 11:45-2:45 (PM Program), and 8:15-2:45 (Full Day Program)

Supervised care from 7:25-8:00am is offered free to all of our K-8 students.  PreSchool early arrival begins at 7:30.

We have a safe, fun Aftercare program available every school day from 3-6pm.  More information about our Aftercare Program is available here.

We are (and always will be) on a traditional calendar.

Our Christmas (2019) break is from December 23 through January 3.  Our Easter break is always from 11:30 on Holy Thursday through the week after Easter.

The 2019-2020 school year begins on August 21 and ends on May 29. 

The 2019-2020 school year calendar is on this page on the right.

Contact Claudia Klavon, Admissions Director, for a tour of the school or RSVP for one of the Open Houses that are listed in the Upcoming Admissions Events on this page.

Click on our PreSchool page for information about our PreSchool program for 3- and 4-year-olds.

All students in grades 3-8 have Spanish class twice each week. 

Every year we have students come to StMM from a variety of public schools.  Our middle school teachers are very good at helping these students get acclimated to StMM.  Religion classes are a combination of faith activities in the classroom and traditional 'book' learning and our experience is that new students quickly become accustomed to the work.  It is much the same with Spanish class - the teachers help the new students get caught up, even if they have not had Spanish class in the past.

Elective classes vary from year-to-year, but typically we offer band, handbells, art 1 (drawing), chorus, sculpting, marine science, world cultures, drama/musical theater, simple machines,  and photography/yearbook.  Most classes are one semester; band and yearbook are year-long classes.  Some classes are offered only to 8th grade students.  Each 7th and 8th grade student will have two semesters of electives each year.  Electives are typically three days per week.

Yes to all!  We are blessed to have a very rich curriculum, and offer all of the arts, religious programs and extra-curricular items listed.

Yes!  We typically offer Chess,  STEM Club, art, coding, golf, tennis, Science Olympiad and MathCounts as after-school clubs.  The school also sponsors Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

StMM is part of the Triangle Catholic Schools Athletic Conference, and we offer these sports for students in sixth through eighth grades:

Fall:  co-ed cross-country, girls volleyball, boys soccer
Winter:  boys and girls JV and varsity basketball, cheerleading
Spring: girls soccer, boys baseball, boys lacrosse (club), co-ed golf (club), softball (club)

Parish Athletics is an independent organization run by a StMM parishioner on our campus, which offers sports for students in PK-8th grade.

Yes, as of January 2014, we are authorized by the Department of Homeland Security to issue Form I-20 to non-immigrant foreign nationals.  Non-immigrant foreign nationals are international students that do not intend to make the US their permanent home.  They intend to reside in the US temporarily while going to school.  International students should apply to St. Mary Magdalene School using the International Application in the online application tool which is available at the top of this page.

International students at StMM are required to live locally with family members.  We do not arrange host families and do not enroll students that are living with host families.  Our philosophy is that these children are too young to be living with strangers for the academic year.

Applications are at the gold button above.

Contact Mrs. Yu for more information about our International program.  Her contact info is below.

  Name Title Contact
Lydia Binanay Binanay, Lydia Admissions & Marketing Officer 919-657-4800 x7296
  Name Title Contact
Jing Yu Yu, Jing Associate Officer of International Admissions 919-657-4800 x7251