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Admissions Timeline

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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!

Apply to BSM for the 2024-2025 school year, visit campus, or contact a member of our admissions team with questions!


Priority Admissions Decision Letters Sent
All applications submitted before the Jan. 5, 2024 priority deadline will receive an admissions decision in mid-to-late February. Information regarding tuition assistance will be mailed separately.


Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) for 2024-2025
Deadline for TADS is Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024
If tuition assistance will be a part of your family’s decision for joining the Red Knight community, please contact the admissions team to discuss your options or visit our tuition assistance information page. 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, Feb. 8, 2024: 9 - 11 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.

Winter Sports and Activities
Cheer on our Red Knight athletics and activities at an event of your choosing. Visit our athletics website or the BSM calendar to see the full schedule of events. Contact the admissions team for complimentary passes to certain events or fill out this form.

Apply to BSM for the 2024-2025 school year, visit campus, or contact a member of our admissions team with questions!


Tuition Assistance Letters Mailed
March 1, 2024
Only students who have a TADS application in GOOD status will receive a tuition assistance decision letter. Learn more.


9th Grade Registration
Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 - 4 - 7 p.m.
All freshman students (new and returning BSM students) will attend this event to sign up for courses for the 2023-2024 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
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Other Events to Participate in at BSM

Winter Sports and Activities
Cheer on our Red Knight athletics and activities at an event of your choosing. Visit our athletics website or the BSM calendar to see the full schedule of events. Contact the admissions team for complimentary passes to certain events or fill out this form.

Apply to BSM for the 2024-2025 school year, visit campus, or contact a member of our admissions team with questions!


Other Events to Participate in at BSM

Daytime Open House
Thursday, April 4, 2024: 
9 - 11 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.

Spring Sports and Activities
Cheer on our Red Knight athletics and activities at an event of your choosing. Visit our athletics website or the BSM calendar to see the full schedule of events. Contact the admissions team for complimentary passes to certain events or fill out this form.

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.

Apply to BSM for the 2024-2025 school year, visit campus, or contact a member of our admissions team with questions!


Other Events to Participate in at BSM

Daytime Open House
Thursday, May 9, 2024: 9 - 11 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 develop to their fullest potential. Learn more and register.


Spring Sports and Activities
Cheer on our Red Knight athletics and activities at an event of your choosing. Visit our athletics website or the BSM calendar to see the full schedule of events. Contact the admissions team for complimentary passes to certain events or fill out this form.


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.

Admission 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 with questions or schedule a tour.


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.


BSM Summer Assignments
Some senior high 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. 

 

Admission 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 with questions or schedule a tour.


BSM Summer Assignments & Back to School Shopping
Some 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. Learn more.
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023: 7 - 10 a.m. 
or
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023: 4 - 7 p.m.


Orientation Day (Grades 7-9)
Monday, Aug. 28, 2023: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

For all 7th and 9th grade students, and new-to-BSM 8th grade students. 


Orientation Day (Transfer Students)
Monday, Aug. 28, 2023: 12 noon - 2:30 p.m.

For all transfer students in grades 10-12, and international students. 


First Day of School for Grades 7-12
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

First day of school for students in all grades 7-12.


Other Events to Participate in at BSM

Fall Sports and Activities
Cheer on our Red Knight athletics and activities at an event of your choosing. Visit our calendar to see the full schedule of events. Contact the admissions team for complimentary passes to certain events.

Other Events to Participate in at BSM

Fall Sports and Activities
Cheer on our Red Knight athletics and activities at an event of your choosing. Visit our athletics website or the BSM calendar to see the full schedule of events. Contact the admissions team for complimentary passes to certain events or fill out this form.

2024-2025 Application Opens
Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will open on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023. The priority application deadline is Friday, Jan. 5, 2024. Learn how to start the application process.


Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) for 2024-2025
Deadline for TADS is Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024

If tuition assistance will be a part of your family’s decision for joining the Red Knight community, please contact the admissions team to discuss your options or visit our tuition assistance information page. 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
Monday, Oct. 9, 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 develop to their fullest potential. Learn more and register.

Fall Sports and ActivitiesCheer on our Red Knight athletics and activities at an event of your choosing. Visit our athletics website or the BSM calendar to see the full schedule of events. Contact the admissions team for complimentary passes to certain events or fill out this form.

Apply to BSM for the 2024-2025 school year, visit campus, or contact a member of our admissions team with questions!


Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) for 2024-2025
Deadline for TADS is Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024
If tuition assistance will be a part of your family’s decision for joining the Red Knight community, please contact the admissions team to discuss your options or visit our tuition assistance information page. 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. 9, 2023: 9 - 11 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.

Fall & Winter Sports and Activities
Cheer on our Red Knight athletics and activities at an event of your choosing. Visit our athletics website or the BSM calendar to see the full schedule of events. Contact the admissions team for complimentary passes to certain events or fill out this form.

Apply to BSM for the 2024-2025 school year, visit campus, or contact a member of our admissions team with questions!


Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) for 2024-2025
Deadline for TADS is Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024
If tuition assistance will be a part of your family’s decision for joining the Red Knight community, please contact the admissions team to discuss your options or visit our tuition assistance information page. 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

Winter Sports and Activities
Cheer on our Red Knight athletics and activities at an event of your choosing. Visit our athletics website or the BSM calendar to see the full schedule of events. Contact the admissions team for complimentary passes to certain events or fill out this form.

Apply to BSM for the 2024-2025 school year, visit campus, or contact a member of our admissions team with questions!


Priority Application Deadline
Friday, Jan. 5, 2024The admissions committee will begin reviewing applications for the 2024-2025 school year. Applications submitted by the priority application deadline are guaranteed first review by the admissions committee. Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis as space is available. Learn more about the application process.


Incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th Grade Admissions Test
Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024: 8 a.m.

The BSM admissions team requests that all 7th, 8th, and 9th grade applicants take our admissions test on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024. Incoming 7th and 8th grade applicants will register for a customized test focusing on Math, English and Writing, and incoming 9th grade applicants will register 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 Admissions Test
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024: 4 p.m.

If you cannot make the exam on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024, please make every attempt to sign up for this alternate date.


Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) for 2024-2025
Deadline for TADS is Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024
If tuition assistance will be a part of your family’s decision for joining the Red Knight community, please contact the admissions team to discuss your options or visit our tuition assistance information page. 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. 4, 2024: 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 develop to their fullest potential. Learn more and register.

Winter Sports and Activities
Cheer on our Red Knight athletics and activities at an event of your choosing. Visit our athletics website or the BSM calendar to see the full schedule of events. Contact the admissions team for complimentary passes to certain events or fill out this form.

Visit the BSM Campus!

BSM offers a variety of visit options to fit your schedule. Schedule a private tour, spend a day as a Red Knight, attend an Open House, or cheer on the Red Knights!

Learn more and join us on campus!