St. Monica Catholic High School

Application Process


Typical Admissions Process
At this time of the year, SMCHS continues to review qualified applicants. Please see the steps below that are part of the admissions process.
1) Application
Complete the SMCHS online application available on the Apply Now page and submit the application fee of $100.00. 
2) Teacher Recommendation
Print the Archdiocesan Common Teacher Evaluation Form (located at the bottom of this page). A parent/guardian must complete the box at the top. Then, please give the form to the applicant’s English or Math teacher, along with a pre-addressed, stamped envelope. 
3) School Report
Print the School Report Form (located at the bottom of this page).  Print the applicant's name on the form. Give the form to the applicant's principal, head of school, dean of students, or an applicable administrator with a pre-addressed, stamped envelope.
4) Transcripts
Print the Authorization for Transfer of Records Form (located at the bottom of this page ). Print and sign the applicant’s name on the form. The form must be signed by the parent/guardian and given to the current school’s registrar’s office. The most up-to- date grades, citizenship marks, and standardized test scores should be submitted to SMCHS by the applicant’s current school. 
5) Entrance Exam
Applicant must complete the High School Placement Test (HSPT). 
Please note: Receipt of the completed SMCHS online application and payment of the application fee reserves the applicant’s seat for the SMCHS High School High Entrance Exam..  
Applicant will also be asked to complete a short, spontaneous writing sample during the entrance exam.
6) Interview
Applicant and parent(s) will be interviewed by a member of the Admissions Committee.
Incomplete application folders cannot be evaluated. Applications, supporting materials, transcripts, and school reports should be submitted to the Admissions Office as soon as possible.

St. Monica Catholic High School, mindful of our mission to be a witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students regardless of race, color, disability, gender, or national/ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to our students. While SMCHS does not discriminate against students with special needs, and makes minor adjustments to accommodate students with disabilities, a full range of services may not always be available to them. Decisions concerning the admission and continued enrollment of a student in the school are based upon the student’s emotional, academic, and physical abilities and the resources available to the school in meeting the student’s needs.

If you have any questions please contact the Office of Admissions: | (310) 394-3701 x1305.