Admissions Timeline

We are here to guide you through the admissions process at Benilde-St. Margaret's. There are many dates, times, places and steps to remember as the year progresses. The timeline below outlines much of the key information you will need as you complete the application process. You can also download the full timeline here.

Please contact a member of our team for more detailed information about the process for your individual family. Just as each student is an individual in our halls, each family is an individual in this process. Thank you for your interest in BSM!

August

New to BSM Student Orientation (7-12): Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. OR Wednesday, August 11, 2021, from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. This day is designed for students who are brand new to BSM.  Students will be divided into grade level groups where they will meet other new students in their grade and have an opportunity to learn more about the BSM community. More information on the Back to School resource page here

All 7th grade and New to BSM 8th grade OrientationMonday, August 30, 2021, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. More information on the Back to School resource page here

Freshmen Orientation: Monday, August 30, 2021, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. More information on the Back to School resource page here

First Day of School for Grades 7 - 9: Tuesday, August 31, 2021, from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. There is no school for students in grades 10 - 12.

First Day of School for Grades 10 - 12: Wednesday, August 31, 2021, from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. All students in grades 7-12 will be on campus and follow the regular bell schedule.

September

Visit CampusWe have great opportunities to visit and experience our classrooms, meet current Red Knights and teachers, and see the BSM school day in action. Click here for more information and to schedule your visit.

Fall Sports: Cheer on our Red Knights, and visit our Athletics and Activities page here to see a full schedule of events. Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to certain athletic events.

October

Application for the 2022-2023 School Year Opens: October 1, 2021. Time to apply for grades 7 - 12! Reminder: Priority application deadline is Friday, January 7, 2022. A copy of transcripts should also be requested from your son/daughters respective school. Our transcript request form can be found here

Evening Open HouseMonday, October 11, 2021, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Evening open houses will include an optional activities fair, a presentation by Admissions and members of BSM's school leadership, and the opportunity to follow a class schedule to meet and hear from our incredible faculty and staff. Learn more and register here.

Day Visit Opportunities: A great way for prospective Red Knights to experience BSM in action is through our day visit program. Learn more and see available dates by visiting our website here

Fall PlayThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling. October 28 - 30. Contact Admissions for tickets.

Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) for 2022-2023: Deadline for TADS is February 15, 2022. If tuition assistance will be a part of your family’s decision for joining the Red Knight community, please contact Admissions to discuss your options or visit our Tuition Assistance information page here. There is a specific process for applying for financial support. Funds are almost always distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

Fall Sports: Cheer on our Red Knights, and visit our Athletics and Activities page here to see a full schedule of events. Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to certain athletic events.

November

Applications Being Accepted for 2022-2023 School Year: Time to apply for grades 7 - 12! Reminder: Priority application deadline is Friday, January 7, 2022. A copy of transcripts should also be requested from your son/daughters respective school. Our transcript request form can be found here

Day Visit Opportunities: A great way for prospective Red Knights to experience BSM in action is through our day visit program. Learn more and see available dates by visiting our website here

Daytime Open House: Thursday, November 11, 2021, 8:30 - 10:30 am. Daytime open houses will include a presentation by Admissions and members of BSM's school leadership and a tour of the school with the BSM Admissions team. We request that you register ahead of time here.

Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) for 2022-2023: Deadline for TADS is February 15, 2022. If tuition assistance will be a part of your family’s decision for joining the Red Knight community, please contact Admissions to discuss your options or visit our Tuition Assistance information page here. There is a specific process for applying for financial support. Funds are almost always distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

December

Applications Being Accepting for 2022-2023 School Year: Time to apply for grades 7 - 12! Reminder: Priority application deadline is Friday, January 7, 2022. A copy of transcripts should also be requested from your son/daughters respective school. Our transcript request form can be found here

Visit CampusWe have great opportunities to visit and experience our classrooms, meet current Red Knights and teachers, and see the BSM school day in action. Click here for more information and to schedule your visit.

Band, Orchestra, and Choir Concert: If you are interested in joining us at our Christmas concerts, please contact Admissions.

Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) for 2022-2023: Deadline for TADS is February 15, 2022. If tuition assistance will be a part of your family’s decision for joining the Red Knight community, please contact Admissions to discuss your options or visit our Tuition Assistance information page here. There is a specific process for applying for financial support. Funds are almost always distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

Winter Sports: Cheer on our Red Knights, and visit our Athletics and Activities page here to see a full schedule of events. Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to certain athletic events.

January

Evening Open HouseWednesday, January 5, 2022, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Evening open houses will include an optional activities fair, a presentation by Admissions and members of BSM's school leadership, and the opportunity to follow a class schedule to meet and hear from our incredible faculty and staff. Learn more and register here.

Priority Application Deadline: Friday, January 7, 2022. The Admissions Committee will begin reviewing applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Applications submitted prior to priority date are guarenteed first review by the Admissions Committee.

Incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th grade Admissions Test: Saturday, January 8, 2022, 8:30 a.m. The BSM Admissions team requests that all 7th, 8th, and 9th grade applicants take our admissions test on Saturday. Incoming 7th and 8th grade applicants are automatically registered for a customized test focusing on Math, English and Writing, and incoming 9th grade applicants are automatically registered for the PreACT 8/9 exam. The results from this exam are not only one of the tools that our admissions committees use during our review process, but they help with future placement in classes for registered Red Knights. The BSM admissions team will communicate more information about logistics throughout the application process. Your prospective student should not need to study in preparation for this exam.

Incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th grade Make-up Admission Test: Thursday, January 13, 2022, 5:00 p.m. If you cannot make the above date, please make every attempt to sign up for this alternate date. 

Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) for 2022-2023: Deadline coming up on February 15, 2022. If tuition assistance will be a part of your family’s decision for joining the Red Knight community, please contact Admissions to discuss your options or visit our Tuition Assistance information page here. There is a specific process for applying for financial support. Funds are almost always distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

Visit CampusWe have great opportunities to visit and experience our classrooms, meet current Red Knights and teachers, and see the BSM school day in action. Click here for more information and to schedule your visit.

Winter Sports: Cheer on our Red Knights, and visit our Athletics and Activities page here to see a full schedule of events. Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to certain athletic events.

February

TADS Application Due: February 15, 2022. If tuition assistance will be a part of your family’s decision for joining the Red Knight community, please contact Admissions to discuss your options or visit our Tuition Assistance information page here. There is a specific process for applying for financial support. 

Priority Admissions Decision Letters Sent: All applications submitted before the January 7, 2022, priority deadline will receive an admissions decision in mid-late February. Information regarding tuition assistance will be mailed separately. 

Day Visit Opportunities: A great way for prospective Red Knights to experience BSM in action is through our day visit program. Learn more and see available dates by visiting our website here

Visit CampusWe have great opportunities to visit and experience our classrooms, meet current Red Knights and teachers, and see the BSM school day in action. Click here for more information and to schedule your visit.

Junior High MusicalTBD. February 25 - 27. Contact Admissions for more information.

Winter Sports: Cheer on our Red Knights, and visit our Athletics and Activities page here to see a full schedule of events. Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to certain athletic events.

March

Tuition Assistance Letters Mailed: March 1, 2022. Only students who have a TADS application in GOOD status will receive a tuition assistance decision letter.

9th Grade Registration: Saturday, March 5, 2022, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. All freshman students (new and returning BSM students) will attend this event to sign up for courses for the 2022-2023 school year. Guidance counselors are available to make course recommendations and schedule meetings with families to plan for their child’s freshman year. More information will be communicated by the BSM admissions and academic teams in February.

9th Grade Registration Make-up: TuesdayMarch 8, 2022, 5 - 7 p.m. 

Visit CampusWe have great opportunities to visit and experience our classrooms, meet current Red Knights and teachers, and see the BSM school day in action. Click here for more information and to schedule your visit.

Winter Sports: Cheer on our Red Knights, and visit our Athletics and Activities page here to see a full schedule of events. Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to certain athletic events.

April

Daytime Open House: Thursday, April 7, 2022, 8:30 - 10:30 am. Daytime open houses will include a presentation by Admissions and members of BSM's school leadership and a tour of the school with the BSM Admissions team. We request that you register ahead of time here.

Visit CampusWe have great opportunities to visit and experience our classrooms, meet current Red Knights and teachers, and see the BSM school day in action. Click here for more information and to schedule your visit.

Spring Sports: Cheer on our Red Knights, and visit our Athletics and Activities page here to see a full schedule of events. Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to certain athletic events.

BSM Summer Camps: Make your best summer memories with new classmates and friends at a BSM summer camp! Visit our activities and athletics page here for more infomation on our camps and to register.

May

Spring MusicalTBD. May 28 - May 1. Contact Admissions for complimentary tickets.

Daytime Open House: Thursday, May 19, 2022, 8:30 - 10:30 am. Daytime open houses will include a presentation by Admissions and members of BSM's school leadership and a tour of the school with the BSM Admissions team. We request that you register ahead of time here.

Band, Orchestra and Choir Concerts: If you are interested in attending one of our spring music concerts, please contact Admissions.

Spring Sports: Cheer on our Red Knights, and visit our Athletics and Activities page here to see a full schedule of events. Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to certain athletic events.

Last opportunity to visit campus during the school year: We have great opportunities to visit and experience our classrooms, meet current Red Knights and teachers, and see the BSM school day in action. Click here for more information and to schedule your visit.

BSM Summer Camps: Make your best summer memories with new classmates and friends at a BSM summer camp! Visit our activities and athletics page here for more infomation on our camps and to register.

June

Admissions Team on Campus during Summer Months - Connect with one of our team members here to schedule a visit. 

BSM Summer Camps: Make your best summer memories with new classmates and friends at a BSM summer camp! Visit our activities and athletics page here for more infomation on our camps and to register.

July

Summer Assignments & Back-to-School Shopping: Some (not all) high school classes have summer assignments. If you are taking one of these classes, watch out for a postcard or email, or check the BSM "Back to School Resources" page here. The junior high supply list can be found here, and there is not a high school supply list. It is recommended students bring a notebook and writing utensil to new student orientation and the first day of school.