Steps for Completing the Presentation of Mary Online Application
Presentation of Mary Academy is a private, Catholic, college-preparatory high school serving 220 students. The academic programs offered at the Academy are designed to cultivate the intellectual, emotional, creative, physical and aesthetic faculties of our students. Each year, numerous applications for admission are received, making the acceptance process competitive and selective. Factors considered for admission are:
- The Application
- The Entrance Exam*
- The Family Interview (optional)
- The Transcript
- Teacher and Administrator Recommendations
*Students currently in the eighth grade who will be entering ninth grade for the 2016-2017 school year are required to take the Entrance Exam (Class of 2020).
All candidates must complete the online application, which consists of a short answer section and an essay section. To start this process, create a login below.
We are happy to accept paper application. They can be downloaded and printed on the Admissions Process and Application page.
The Entrance Exam
Students in the eighth grade must register for the Archdiocese of Boston High School Entrance Exam at Presentation of Mary Academy (or at any Archdiocesan Catholic High School). The exam will be administered on Saturday, November 19 and Saturday, December 3. Students choose one testing date only. The exam fee is $30.00. Students taking the exam at a test site other than Presentation of Mary Academy must request that test results be sent to the Academy. Test results will be mailed home to all students during the first week of January.
Students can register to take the exam on our website pmamethuen.org, or by phone 978-682-9391. The entrance exam represents only one of four important factors in our Admissions process. Test results are used as a tool to award scholarships and to determine initial course placement.
Candidates must complete the Request for Transcript Form. Applicants must also complete the top section of the Transcript Record Form. Both forms must be signed by a parent/guardian before being presented to the school that the student is currently attending.
Teacher and Administrator Recommendations
The applicant should write his/her name on the top line of each recommendation form. The Teacher Recommendation should be given to one of the student’s current teachers. The Administrator Recommendation should be completed by either the Principal, Assistant Principal or Guidance Counselor. Please be sure to provide each person with a stamped envelope addressed to the Admissions Office at Presentation of Mary Academy.
The Family Interview
The family interview is an optional, yet encouraged, piece of the application. The family interview must be conducted with the applicant and at least one parent and can be scheduled at the family’s convenience. All interviews must be completed by December 16, 2016. Applicants must have submitted their portion of the PMA application prior to interviewing.
2021 APPLICATION DEADLINE – December 16, 2016
Because the acceptance process is competitive, accuracy and timeliness can become important factors. A candidate’s application is complete when his/her Entrance Exam scores (eighth graders only), transcript, standardized test scores, recommendations, and application have been received & their interview conducted. The Admissions Committee will review all applications.
Notifications will be made on February 1, 2016.
Prior to beginning your online application please prepare in a word processing program your essay response. In the essay you should describe the kind of person you are and what you hope to be. Include any information that will help us get to know you. Also, please explain your reasons for applying to Presentation of Mary Academy.
Preparing your essay in a word processing program will allow you to proofread your response for spelling, grammar, content and style. The online application must be completed in one session. You can not save and complete later.