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 11, 2020, 8 a.m. - 12 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 Orientation: Monday, August 31, 2020, 8 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. More information on the Back to School resource page here

All Freshmen Orientation: Monday, August 31, 2020, 8 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. More information on the Back to School resource page here

First Day of School: Tuesday, September 1. 

September

Open House: Thursday, September 24, 2020, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Open House will include a presentation by Admissions and members of BSM's school leadership and a tour of the school. Registration is required to attend, and in-person and virtual visit options are available. Register here.

Visit Campus: We have great opportunities to safely 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: Click here for a complete schedule of games. Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to certain athletic events.

October

Application for the 2021-2022 School Year Opens: October 1, 2020. Click here to apply for grades 7 - 12. Reminder: Priority application deadline is Friday, January 8, 2021. A copy of transcripts should also be requested from your son/daughters respective school. Our transcript request form can be found here

Open HouseTuesday, October 6, 2020, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Open House will include a presentation by Admissions and members of BSM's school leadership and a tour of the school. Registration is required to attend, and in-person and virtual visit options are available. Register here.

Fall Play: It's a Wonderful Life (in radio show format). Contact Admissions for more information.

Open House: Thursday, October 22, 2020, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Open House will include a presentation by Admissions and members of BSM's school leadership and a tour of the school. Registration is required to attend, and in-person and virtual visit options are available. Register here.

Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) for 2021-2022: Deadline for TADS is February 15, 2021. 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.

November

Applications Being Accepted for 2021-2022 School Year: Click here to apply for grades 7 - 12. Reminder: Priority application deadline is Friday, January 8, 2021. A copy of transcripts should also be requested from your son/daughters respective school. Our transcript request form can be found here

Visit Campus: We have great opportunities to safely 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.

Open House: Thursday, November 5, 2020, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Open House will include a presentation by Admissions and members of BSM's school leadership and a tour of the school. Registration is required to attend, and in-person and virtual visit options are available. Register here.

Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) for 2021-2022: Deadline for TADS is February 15, 2021. 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.

Open House: Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Open House will include a presentation by Admissions and members of BSM's school leadership and a tour of the school. Registration is required to attend, and in-person and virtual visit options are available. Register here.

December

Applications Being Accepting for 2021-2022 School Year: Click here to apply for grades 7 - 12. Reminder: Priority application deadline is Friday, January 8, 2021. A copy of transcripts should also be requested from your son/daughters respective school. Our transcript request form can be found here

Open House: Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Open House will include a presentation by Admissions and members of BSM's school leadership and a tour of the school. Registration is required to attend, and in-person and virtual visit options are available. Register here.

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

Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) for 2021-2022: Deadline for TADS is February 15, 2021. 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.

Open House: Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Open Houses will include a presentation by Admissions and members of BSM's school leadership and a tour of the school. Registration is required to attend, and in-person and virtual visit options are available. Register here.

Winter SportsClick here for a complete schedule of games. Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to certain athletic events.

January

Open House: Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Open House will include a presentation by Admissions and members of BSM's school leadership and a tour of the school. Registration is required to attend, and in-person and virtual visit options are available. Register here.

Priority Application Deadline: Friday, January 8, 2021. The Admissions Committee will begin reviewing applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Please click here to start your online application now. Applications submitted prior to priority date are guarenteed first review by the Admissions Committee.

Incoming 7th and 9th grade Placement Test: Saturday, January 9, 2021, 8:30 a.m. It is strongly recommended that all prospective BSM students who have applied to BSM take this test on Saturday. Incoming 7th grade applicants are automatically registered for the CogAT (Cognitive Abilities) test, and incoming 9th grade applicants are automatically registered for the ACT 8/9 exam. These tests will take approximately 2.5-3 hours.

Incoming 7th and 9th grade Placement Test Make-up: Thursday, January 14, 2021, 5:30 p.m. If you cannot make the above date, please make every attempt to sign up for this alternate date. You can email the Admissions team to reserve your child's space for this exam date.

Open HouseTuesday, January 19, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Open House will include a presentation by Admissions and members of BSM's school leadership and a tour of the school. Registration is required to attend, and in-person and virtual visit options are available. Register here.

Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) for 2021-2022: Deadline coming up on February 15, 2021. 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 Campus: We have great opportunities to safely 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 SportsClick here for a complete schedule of games. Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to certain athletic events.

February

Open HouseTuesday, February 2, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Open House will include a presentation by Admissions and members of BSM's school leadership and a tour of the school. Registration is required to attend, and in-person and virtual visit options are available. Register here.

TADS Application Due: February 15, 2021. 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. 

Admissions Decision Letters Mailed: All applications submitted before the January 8, 2021, priority deadline will receive an admissions decision in mid-late February. Applicants that are accepted will receive a parent packet and a student packet. Enrollment information will be included. Information regarding tuition assistance will be mailed separately. 

Open HouseThursday, February 18, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Open House will include a presentation by Admissions and members of BSM's school leadership and a tour of the school. Registration is required to attend, and in-person and virtual visit options are available. Register here.

Visit Campus: We have great opportunities to safely 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 Musical: TBD Late February. Contact Admissions for complimentary tickets.

March

Tuition Assistance Letters Mailed: March 1, 2021. Only students who have a TADS application in GOOD status will receive a tuition assistance decision letter.

Open HouseTuesday, March 2, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Open House will include a presentation by Admissions and members of BSM's school leadership and a tour of the school. Registration is required to attend, and in-person and virtual visit options are available. Register here.

9th Grade Registration: Saturday, March 6, 2021, 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 2020-2021 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 mailed.

9th Grade Registration Make-up: TuesdayMarch 9, 2021, 5 - 7 p.m. 

Visit Campus: We have great opportunities to safely 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.

Open HouseTuesday, March 23, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Open House will include a presentation by Admissions and members of BSM's school leadership and a tour of the school. Registration is required to attend, and in-person and virtual visit options are available. Register here.

Spring SportsClick here for a complete schedule of games. Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to certain athletic events.

April

Open House: Thursday, April 15, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Open House will include a presentation by Admissions and members of BSM's school leadership and a tour of the school. Registration is required to attend, and in-person and virtual visit options are available. Register here.

New Parent Welcome: Monday, April 19, 2021. This is a parent-only event intended for parents new to the Red Knight community (7-12) for the 2021-2022 school year. Current BSM 8th grade parents are also encouraged to attend this community building event. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow parents and be introduced to the BSM community. This event will take place at BSM. Formal invitations will follow.

Visit Campus: We have great opportunities to safely 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 SportsClick here for a complete schedule of games. Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to certain athletic events.

May

Spring Musical: TBD Late April-Early MayContact Admissions for complimentary tickets.

Open House: Tuesday, May 4, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Open House will include a presentation by Admissions and members of BSM's school leadership and a tour of the school. Registration is required to attend, and in-person and virtual visit options are available. Register here.

Freshman Activity Night: Friday, May 14, 2021. All incoming freshmen NEW to the BSM community are invited to join us for a fun evening of games, food, and socializing at BSM. Formal invitation to follow.

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

Last opportunity to visit campus during the school year: We have great opportunities to safely 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.

Propel Camp Sign Up - Freshmen NEW to BSM: BSM's PROPEL Summer Program is designed to connect students to each other, and some of their potential teachers, in order to ease their transition into high school. More information and sign up can be found here

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

June

Admissions Team on Campus during Summer Months - Give us a call to schedule a visit. 

BSM Summer Camps: Make your best summer memories with new classmates and friends at a BSM summer camp! Please click 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. 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. The junior high supply list can be found here.