The Mission of Saint Mary's Catholic High School is to provide a liberal arts education that forms virtuous young men and women who know the Truth and love the Good.
March 2020
“We cannot regard this Lent as just another liturgical season which has simply happened to come around again. It is a unique time: a divine aid which we should accept. Jesus is passing by and he hopes that we will take a great step forward – today, now.”
--Saint Josemaria Escriva ( Christ is Passing By , no. 59).
End of Third Quarter & Upcoming Eligibility Check
  • March 5, 2020 -- End of Quarter 3
  • March 11, 2020 -- Eligibility check and Q3 report cards distributed.
Registration for 2020-21 School Year Has Begun!

Important Dates:

February 25, 2020: New online registration portal opened for returning students!
Be sure to check your email for invitation and link no later than this date. The registration fee is due at this time ($300 individual/$500 family) and will be included as part of the on-line process.
The tuition rate for 2020-2021 is $16,000. Families who are verified as registered Catholic parishioners will receive a discounted rate of $12,500.  

March 11, 2020: Registration Assistance in the library 5 PM .
If you are unable to make these sessions, please contact Amy Lawrence (info below) for an appointment.

March 16, 2020: Registration for returning students closes.
The Registration fee will be increased ($350 individual/$550 family) for students registering after on-line process closes.

April 15, 2020: CEA Application ( for tuition assistance closes. For the maximum grant amounts, the application must be completed no later than April 15 th . You will need your 2019 income tax forms completed in order to apply for this tuition reduction assistance. If tuition assistance is required, students will not be placed in 2020-21 classes until application is complete.

Please contact Amy Lawrence at if you have any questions regarding the process.

If you did not receive your invitation to register please contact Christine Swingle at .

We appreciate your efforts to meet the deadlines to ensure a smooth start to our 2020-21 school year!
Spring Mini-Break | March 6-11
Fine Arts Night | March 18 | 6 PM
Please join us for a night in celebration of the Fine Arts on Wednesday, March 18! Visual art, ceramics and poetry will be on display in the Piper lobby starting at 6 PM, and musical, dramatic and dance performances will be held in the Wiegand Auditorium starting at 7 PM. The event is free admission for all, and we look forward to hosting you!
Blood Drive | April 1, 2020 | 8 AM - 12:30 PM
House of the Quarter
Third quarter is well underway and the race for House of the Quarter is getting close! This quarter, our houses competed in many different competitions including: trivia, spirit stick competitions, and a chalk art competition. House of the third quarter will be announced Friday, March 13. Good Luck to All!
2020 Senior Panoramic Photo 
To purchase the 2020 Senior Panoramic Photo please use the link below:
All-School Lenten Reconciliation Service | March 12, 9:30-11:30 AM
We will have over ten priests available for our Lenten Reconciliation Service. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend!

Questions? Contact Mr. Ryan Ayala 602-251-2539 or
Sophomore Retreat | March 20, 8 AM-1:10 PM
The annual Sophomore Retreat, which focuses on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy will be held on March 20. Students will be serving the guests at Saint Vincent de Paul Dining Room and Saint Mary’s Food Bank. Pray for us!

Questions? Contact Mr. Ryan Ayala 602-251-2539 or
 Kairos Retreat |March 24-27, 2020 |Tonto Rim Christian Camp, Payson, AZ
Forty juniors and six seniors will be attending Kairos XVII. They will have an opportunity to deepen their faith in Christ and grow in friendship with their peers.

Questions? Contact Mr. Ryan Ayala 602-251-2539 or
It's Financial Aid Season!
Visit our website at for more information.

The application for Catholic Education Arizona application opened Saturday February 1.
All families seeking assistance must apply!

Parents/legal guardians need to go to to apply. The school code and school password will remain the same as last year, as well as the $27 fee.

School Code: 700
School Password: cea700

If your family applied online last year and you log in this year with the same email and password, you will see that an application based on last year’s information has already been started and will have a “pending” status. You will need to click on the EDIT link to update the information for the 2020-21 school year.

  • The pre-loaded information will not include financial, school or grade information.
  • Please update your dependent information and school/grade information.

Appointments can be made for financial aid application assistance for parents who have completed 2019 tax returns.

Please contact Veronica Acosta at or 602.251.2507.
College Entrance Exams
It’s that time of year when juniors should be registering to take college entrance exams. These exams are often required for college admissions and/or scholarship opportunities. By taking the test in the spring or summer, students will have the opportunity to retake it in the fall if needed. It will also allow them to apply for early scholarship opportunities, which become available starting in August. Encourage students to research colleges to determine which exam may be required or recommended, as this varies from school to school. Here are the dates to pay attention to:
Registration Deadline / Test Date
April 3, 2020 / May 2, 2020
May 8, 2020 / June 6, 2020
Registration Deadline / Test Date
May 8, 2020 / June 13, 2020
June 19, 2020 / July 18, 2020
Registration Deadline / Test Date
April 21, 2020 / April 25, 2020
September 22, 2020 / September 26, 2020
Spring Sports Begin!
The Knights and Lady Knights are excited to announce the schedules for Baseball, Softball, Boys Volleyball, Boys and Girls Tennis, and Track and Field.

Click the link below to find out when and where the Knights will be in action:

Concerned About the Novel Coronavirus?
Currently, the Novel Coronavirus is considered a low public health risk here in Maricopa County. There has only been one case identified in Maricopa County and the individual recently traveled to Wuhan, China. Many individuals who have contracted this virus have recovered just as individuals recover from flu or other respiratory infections. During cold and flu season, it is common for other coronavirus strains to circulate in our community. Protecting oneself from the novel coronavirus is similar to that of the flu or other respiratory viruses:

  • Wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick and keep sick children home from school.
  • Cough into your arm or tissue and immediately discard tissue into the trash.

More information can be obtained through the Maricopa County website:
Parent Volunteers! Don't forget to confirm your volunteer hours to be sure your account is credited. There are two ways to confirm your hours:

Click here:

- OR -

  1. Visit
  2. Scroll down to Student Resources and click on Parent Service Organization
  3. Click the green link that says "Click here to confirm. . ."