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Frequently Asked Admissions Questions

Applications for the 2020-21 school year are currently being accepted.

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 Before Care is offered for PK3-PK4 students from 7:00-8:00am.  Before Care for students in grades K-8 is between 7:00-7:40am

We have a safe, fun After Care program available every school day from 3-6pm. 

More information about our Before Care and After Care 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.

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

All students in grades 3- 6 have Spanish class twice each week. Students in grades 7-8 have Spanish four times 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 Recruitment and Marketing Officer 919-657-4800
Laura Tomczak Tomczak, Laura Admissions Assistant
  Name Title Contact
Jing Yu Yu, Jing Associate Officer of International Admissions 919-657-4800 x7251
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