Admissions Process and Forms

The information detailed below is for first year middle school (grade 6) and first year high school (grade 9) students only. If you are interested in learning more about the STMA transfer process (grades 7-8 & 10-12), please see our Transfer Applicants page. 

International students interested in admission for grades 6 or 9 will also follow the process detailed below.

Please note that STMA does not consider applicants for temporary study (or "visiting students"). Intention to complete at least the full academic year following enrollment is an assumption upon admission to the school. This also applies to international student applicants. 


Are applications still being accepted for the current school year (2022-2023)?

Rising 6th and 9th grade applications will be accepted through August 2022.

There is a waitlist for the 6th grade class as it is full.

Students moving from outside the Raleigh Durham Triangle area will be considered to begin school after August on a case by case basis.

STMA does not consider mid-year transfers (January or later) for any grade. 

When does the admissions process begin for the 2023-2024 academic year?

September 1, 2022

What is the deadline for the 2023-2024 admissions process?

February 3, 2023

When will admissions decisions be available?

Admissions decisions will be available by the last week of February 2023. Applicants will be notified by mail and email.

What is required to complete the admissions process?

Admissions Process Checklist - Middle School

Admissions Process Checklist - Upper School

ONLINE Application for Admission

Click the above link to create a parent account & begin the application. 

Select the application for the correct academic year and grade for which your child will enter STMA.

When the application has been completed, pay the $165 (tuition deductible) application fee + $20 processing fee to submit (Total Fee = $185).  Both fees are non-refundable. 

Please note that once the application has been submitted, changes cannot be made. If you wish to attach supporting documentation to the application, please do so BEFORE it has been submitted. Documentation may be emailed or hand-delivered to the Admissions Office, alternatively. 

An admissions checklist is available through the online application parent account. As documentation is received, the Admissions Office will indicate it on the checklist.

Admissions Testing - please see instructions for registering for the entrance exam here.

School Records

Please send this form to the applicant's current school: Request for Transcript Form

Please submit report cards to the admissions office.

Please see further details for requesting/submitting school records on the Admissions Checklist above.

Two Letters of Recommendation - may be submitted in the following ways:

Recommendation Letter Form - paper version

Electronic Recommendation Form - recommended & most convenient option

School Administrator Student Review form

Please email the above link to an administrator (principal, asst. principal, dean of students, etc.) at the applicant's current school. 

Parent Interview - The Admissions Office will contact parents to schedule.

Student Interview - Conducted during a student shadow date or scheduled independently

Must the admissions process be completed in a specific order?

While there is not a required order, parents should begin the process by beginning the on-line application. This allows the Admissions Office to track the progress of the applicant.

Campus visits are also a great first step to beginning the admissions process! Please see the Visit Our Campus page for more details.


Questions? Please call the Admissions Office at 919-576-7064 or email