The Admission Process
Thank you in your interest in Bay View Academy. Please note that our admissions process for the Lower School (Pre-K3 through grade 5) is slightly different than the Middle School (grades 6 - 8) and the Upper School (grades 9 - 12). While the Academy has a rolling admissions policy which allows us to accept applications for all grades at any time, space permitting, there are incentives for early applicants which are noted in Key Admissions Dates.
- Campus Visit
- Entrance Exam
- Academic Transcripts
- Applying for Financial Assistance
- Day at the Bay
- Notification of Admission
- Transfer Students
The best way to get to know Bay View is to visit, so we encourage you to start your process by attending one of our upcoming Open House events. You can pre-register for Open House by clicking here.
- Sunday, October 22 at 12 PM: Upper School Open House
- For families interested in applying to Grades 9-12 for the 2018-19 academic year
- Sunday, November 19 at 12 PM: Upper and Middle School Open House
- For families interested in applying to Grades 6-12 for the 2018-19 academic year
- Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 12 PM: Middle and Lower School Open House
- For families interested in applying to PreK - Grade 8 for the 2018-19 academic year
- Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 12 PM: Lower School Open House
- For families interested in applying to PreK - Grade 5 for the 2018-19 academic year
If you would like a tour of our campus prior to Open House, please contact the Admissions Office at 401.434.0113 ext 150.
All students applying to grades 6 through 10 are required to take an entrance exam. The Catholic High School Placement Test, or HSPT is administered to students entering grades 9 and 10 and the Educational Development Service or EDS is administered to girls entering Middle School. Applicants are strongly advised to take the Entrance Exam at their first choice school. The testing service will forward your results to other schools at your request. Students who take the exam at Bay View Academy will be given priority consideration for admissions and financial assistance. Registration for the exam is included in our online application.
St. Mary Academy - Bay View provides, on a limited basis, financial assistance to students entering Kindergarten through grade 12 with demonstrated need. Awards are based on the applicant's ability to pay tuition as determined by the information submitted on the application form to the FACTS Management Company. You may apply online at FACTS Management Company or, if you prefer, paper applications are available in the Lower/Middle School Principal's Office, Admissions Office and Finance Office. The filing deadline is December 30, 2016 for priority consideration. Notifications will be issued on January 27, 2017.
Applicants to our Upper School are encouraged to spend a shadow day at Bay View. Applicants to grades 1 - 8 are required to visit to complete their application. Fall visits for all grades will begin the week of October 17th and will conclude November 18th. Visit days will begin again after winter break. Limited visit days will be available in the spring, after the first round of acceptances has been mailed. Applicants must complete the Day at the Bay Form to make arrangements, which is available by clicking here.
The Admissions Committee meets to review applicant files when the application, transcript and teacher recommendation are received, and, for Middle School and Lower School Applicants, following a student’s Day at the Bay. The first round of letters indicating the Admissions Committee’s decisions will be mailed on January 27, 2017 for applicants to the Middle and Upper School. Letters of Early Acceptance for the Lower School will mailed on January 27th and Letters for Standard Acceptance for the Lower School will be mailed on March 10th.
Transfer candidates and their parents are invited to schedule a personal interview with the Director of Admissions and Principal as part of the admissions process. Transfer students may apply for September as well as mid-year enrollment in January. For more information, and to schedule an interview, please call Jan Cooney, Director of Admissions, at 401.434.0113 ext. 150.