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Overview of Admissions

Overview of Admissions

St Mary Star of the Sea School is a regional Catholic school serving Hampton Roads since 1923. It is served by the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia. It is accredited by AdvancEd, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.  AdvancEd includes the accreditation process through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Admission to Saint Mary’s is open to children entering grades Pre-K - 8.  Prospective students are encouraged to experience the life of the school with a visit arranged through the school office. Parents can meet with our principal and are encouraged to attend our January Open House. 

We look forward to welcoming many new families to Saint Mary’s and encourage all members of the school community to refer prospective families to the school. We hold Open Houses each year for new families, and welcome tour requests year round.

Tuition assistance is based on financial need. Families seeking tuition assistance must apply to FACTS, a tuition management service. For more information please call the School Business Manager at (757) 723-6358. More information is given on this website under Admissions.