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.
We welcome students of all religious affiliations at St. Mary Magdalene School. Families that receive the Catholic tuition rate must demonstrate an active Catholic parish participation of Time, Talent and Treasure. We ask StMM parish members to strive to contribute $100 to the parish each month. Some of this goes to provide school subsidy and some goes 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 non-Catholic rate and are not required to complete the Parent Ministry form.
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, astronomy, world cultures, drama, PE games 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.
StMM is part of the Traingle 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, in-line hockey (club) Spring: girls soccer, girls softball (club), boys baseball, boys lacrosse (club), co-ed golf (club)
Parish Athletics is an independent organization run by a StMM parishioner on our campus, which offers sports for students in PK-8th grade.