Application Process

When you become a student at MH - MA, you become part of the Raven family. We seek students who have the desire to be successful in each part of our mission: Live the Faith. Pursue the Truth. Strive for Excellence. We seek well-rounded students who possess the drive to study and push themselves to a higher level within our close-knit community. 

Are you up for it? Follow the steps below to start the admission process.


Day Students

Create an account to begin the application process. Once your application is submitted, you will see a checklist to help you track your application progress.

Already started your application? Log-in here to check your admission status. 

Boarding Students

While we update our system, please email all required documents to

Remit the Application Fee

Pay the non-refundable application fee. 

International Students - GlobalPay Convera

Or mail a check made payable to "Maur Hill - Mount Academy" to:
1000 Green Street
Atchison, KS 66002

Letters of Recommendation

Download the letter of recommendation forms and email the appropriate form to the individuals you selected to write a recommendation on your behalf. 

Upon completing the fillable PDF form, they should click the Save icon from the menu bar to save their work, then submit the completed form directly to the Admission Office via email to or mail to the school. 

Applicants will provide two letters of recommendation as follows:

  • Administrator - head of school, principal, counselor, etc.
  • Teacher of choice - if requesting math, please use specific math recommendation form. 

Homeschool Students:
We will accept recommendation letters from your parish priest, instructors/tutors, youth ministers, and community members. We do not accept recommendation letters from parents.

Submit School Transcript

Incoming 9th-grade students: Submit middle school transcripts showing classes taken and grades earned. For applicants applying before December 15, MH - MA will request transcripts directly from your current middle school.

Transfer students entering grades 10, 11, or 12: Submit a copy of your official school transcript listing all completed high-school-level courses, grades, and credits earned. Please notify us if your school requires a direct request from MH - MA, and we will make contact. If required by your school, download and complete the Transcript Release form

International students: Submit transcripts showing grades and credits from the current school year and previous two years (English translation required). We will accept unofficial transcripts during the admission process; submit official transcripts before the first day of school. 

Standardized Tests

Incoming ninth grade day students will need to register for the Pre-ACT to be taken at the MH-MA campus in December. Registration deadline is November 30. There is a $25 fee due at the time of registration.

Transfer day students and all domestic boarding students can submit any standardized exam scores taken in middle or high school.


For the final step in the application process, all new students and at least one parent will interview on campus or virtually via Zoom or Skype.

Day students: On-campus interview with the admission director, head of school, principal, and counselor. We will contact you in early February to schedule interviews and notify students of the admission decision on March 1 via mail.

Boarding students: On-campus interview can be conducted during campus visit with the school administration, admission director, and residence director. Please email or call the Admission Office at (913) 367-5482 to schedule your interview. An in-person interview is required if family lives within the United States. The admission committee will inform the parent of its decision - usually within two weeks of completing the application process.

International students: All prospective students must interview with the director of admission. This interview can be conducted virtually using Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp Video, or WeChat. The Admission Committee will notify you of its decision - usually within two weeks of completing the application process.

International Students

In addition to the items above, we require the following documentation from our international applicants:

  • Passport: Upload a copy of your passport through the application portal.
  • English proficiency exam: We require a certain level of English proficiency dependent on grade level. We accept most English proficiency exams, including Duolingo, TOEFL Jr., TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge, CEFR, and ELTiS. Please review our proficiency requirements on our English as a Second Language page. Students who provide us with an InitialView interview may not need to provide us with English language testing results. An InitialView interview and writing sample can be done online and takes about an hour. The InitialView interview is a one-on-one informal conversation conducted by trained interviewers. it is not scored or graded. it will be reviewed by our admissions team to determine if you qualify for a waiver of English language testing requirements. If you are going to include InitialView as part of your application process, please provide your InitialView materials to us. Please visit the InitialView website to learn more.
  • Writing Sample: Submit a writing sample of choice, which can be an essay already written or applicant may answer the question, "Why do you want to attend a boarding school?" Essay should be maximum 250 words, in English, and must be typed.