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As you move through the steps of admissions at Benilde-St. Margaret's, our dedicated team is ready to be your partner: answering your questions, welcoming you and your son or daughter on campus, guiding you through the process, and introducing you to life as a Red Knight.

Our goal is to make the process effective for your family, so you feel welcome and part of the BSM community. With many dates, times, and steps to remember as the year progresses, our team is here for you.

Explore the timeline below to understand expectations and more about the key information you will need moving from an application to enrollment.

Please contact a member of our Admissions team for more detailed information about your family's application.

Thank you for your interest in BSM!

Application for the 2022-2023 School Year Opens
Reminder: Priority application deadline is Friday, Jan. 6, 2023.

It's time to apply for grades 7 - 12!

Learn how to start the application process.


Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) for 2022-2023
Deadline for TADS is Feb. 15, 2023

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.

Learn more


Other Events to Participate in at BSM

Daytime Open House
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Let our faculty, staff, administration, students, and parents share why they enjoy being part of our community, and explore our campus, seeing first-hand the classrooms and settings where your son or daughter can be develop to their fullest potential.
Learn more and register here
 
Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) for 2022-2023
Deadline for TADS is Feb. 15, 2023

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.

Learn more


Other Events to Participate in at BSM

Band, Orchestra, and Choir Performances
Join us at one of our premiere Christmas concerts, courtesy the Admissions team.
Dates and times to be announced after school begins.
Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to the performance.
 
Winter Sports
Cheer on our Red Knights at an athletic event of your choosing. Visit our Athletics and Activities calendar to see the full schedule of events.
Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to certain athletic events.
 
Priority Application Deadline
Friday, Jan. 6, 2023
The Admissions Committee will begin reviewing applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Applications submitted prior to priority date are guaranteed first review by the Admissions Committee.
Learn how to start the application process.

Incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th grade Admissions Test
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023
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, Jan. 12, 2023
5 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 for TADS is Feb. 15, 2023

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.

Learn more


Other Events to Participate in at BSM

Evening Open House
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023
6 - 8 p.m.
Let our faculty, staff, administration, students, and parents share why they enjoy being part of our community, and explore our campus, seeing first-hand the classrooms and settings where your son or daughter can be develop to their fullest potential.
Learn more and register here
 
Winter Sports
Cheer on our Red Knights at an athletic event of your choosing. Visit our Athletics and Activities calendar to see the full schedule of events.
Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to certain athletic events.
 

 

Priority Admissions Decision Letters Sent
All applications submitted before the January 6, 2023, priority deadline will receive an admissions decision in mid-late February. Information regarding tuition assistance will be mailed separately.

Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) for 2022-2023
Deadline for TADS is Feb. 15, 2023

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.

Learn more


Other Events to Participate in at BSM

Junior High Musical
Show to be announced after school begins, dates TBD.
Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to the performance.
 
Winter Sports
Cheer on our Red Knights at an athletic event of your choosing. Visit our Athletics and Activities calendar to see the full schedule of events.
Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to certain athletic events.
 
Tuition Assistance Letters Mailed
March 1, 2023

Only students who have a TADS application in GOOD status will receive a tuition assistance decision letter.

Learn more


9th Grade Registration
Saturday, March 4, 2023
9 a.m. - Noon
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
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
5 - 7 p.m.

Other Events to Participate in at BSM

Winter Sports
Cheer on our Red Knights at an athletic event of your choosing. Visit our Athletics and Activities calendar to see the full schedule of events.
Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to certain athletic events.
 

Other Events to Participate in at BSM

Daytime Open House
Thursday, April 6, 2023
8:30 - 10: 30 a.m.
Let our faculty, staff, administration, students, and parents share why they enjoy being part of our community, and explore our campus, seeing first-hand the classrooms and settings where your son or daughter can be develop to their fullest potential.
Learn more and register here
 
Spring Sports
Cheer on our Red Knights at an athletic event of your choosing. Visit our Athletics and Activities calendar to see the 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 for more information and to register for BSM camps.

 

Other Events to Participate in at BSM

Spring Musical
Dates and show to be announced after school begins
Learn more and register here
 
Daytime Open House
Thursday, May 19, 2023
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Let our faculty, staff, administration, students, and parents share why they enjoy being part of our community, and explore our campus, seeing first-hand the classrooms and settings where your son or daughter can be develop to their fullest potential.
Learn more and register here
 
Band, Orchestra, and Choir Performances
Join us at one of our premiere concerts, courtesy the Admissions team.
Dates and times to be announced after school begins.
Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to the performance.
 
Spring Sports
Cheer on our Red Knights at an athletic event of your choosing. Visit our Athletics and Activities calendar to see the 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 for more information and to register for BSM camps.

 

Other Events to Participate in at BSM

Admissions Team on Campus
During the summer months, connect with one of our team members to schedule a visit or answer questions about your application.
Contact our Admissions team to answer questions or schedule a visit
 
BSM 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 School Resources page.

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.

 
Red Knight Round-Up
The annual registration event for all students enrolled at BSM, providing students and families with the opportunity to complete necessary forms and obtain resources before the start of school.

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 - 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
or
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022 - 1 - 6 p.m.

Learn more


New to BSM Student Orientation
For all 7th and 9th graders, and all students new to BSM in grades 8, 10-12) Includes all international students.
Monday, Aug. 29, 2022: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

This is your "First Day at BSM," and is designed to welcome all new Red Knights on campus for a special all-day orientation, making the transition to Benilde-St. Margaret's a positive one for every student.

Learn more


First Day of School for Grades 7-9
Welcome to BSM for the official start of the 2022-23 School Year!
Dress Code is in effect for this normal block schedule school day.
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
First Day of School for All Grades 7-12
Today, all students will be on campus.
Dress Code is in effect for this normal block schedule school day.
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Other Events to Participate in at BSM

Fall Sports
Cheer on our Red Knights at an athletic event of your choosing. Visit our Athletics and Activities calendar to see the full schedule of events.
Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to certain athletic events.
Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) for 2022-2023
Deadline for TADS is Feb. 15, 2023

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.

Learn more


Application for the 2022-2023 School Year Opens
Reminder: Priority application deadline is Friday, Jan. 6, 2023.

It's time to apply for grades 7 - 12!

Learn how to start the application process.


Other Events to Participate in at BSM

Evening Open House
Monday, Oct. 10, 2022
6 - 8 p.m.
Let our faculty, staff, administration, students, and parents share why they enjoy being part of our community, and explore our campus, seeing first-hand the classrooms and settings where your son or daughter can be develop to their fullest potential.
Learn more and register here
 
Fall Play
Show to be announced after school begins, dates TBD.
Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to the performance.
 
Fall Sports
Cheer on our Red Knights at an athletic event of your choosing. Visit our Athletics and Activities calendar to see the full schedule of events.
Contact Admissions for complimentary passes to certain athletic events.
 

Visit the BSM Campus

Interested in seeing what life is like at BSM during a school day?
Experience our classrooms, meet current Red Knights and teachers, and see the BSM school day first hand!

Learn more and choose a date to visit

BSM Office of Admissions

Call us: 952-915-4345
admissions@bsmschool.org

Ted Freese, Director
Junior High 
Admissions (7-8)
tfreese@bsmschool.org 

Betsy Van Cleve '06, Director
Senior High Admissions 
(9-12)
bvancleve@bsmschool.org 

Carly Schwieters,
Associate Director of Admissions

cschwieters@bsmschool.org 


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