The Mary Louis Academy is a four-year college preparatory school for young women sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, New York. TMLA welcomes young women who are eager and motivated to learn.

Admission to TMLA is selective, based on a competitive exam, standardized test results, recommendations, a personal interview, achievement in grades 6, 7, and 8, and school preference. More consideration is given to applicants who specify TMLA as a first or second choice.

Scholarships for Incoming Students

Each year, more than $250,000 is awarded to incoming students in scholarships. Full and partial scholarships to TMLA are based on the TACHS Exam, academic records, and first choice. CSJ Scholar Incentive Awards of $1,000 are given annually to academically qualified students who are engaged in service to school, parish, or community.


First, take the Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools, or TACHS. Rockville Centre Diocese students should take the Catholic High School Entrance Exam, or CHSEE. Sign up online at; the TMLA School Code is 016.

We encourage eighth-grade students to make an appointment to “shadow” a current TMLA student—attend classes, meet our faculty, and mix with other friendly students in a welcoming atmosphere. Call 718-297-2120 for an appointment at least one week before your desired visit or email for faster response:

We also invite you to visit us during our Open House, usually held in October. You will find our beautiful school and campus alive with learning and laughter—rich in tradition, yet responsive to changing needs. For photos of previous events, see our Open House Tour.

For information on our application process, click here. For more information about the admission process, email us at or call 718-297-2120 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on school days.

We hope you will join us in this rewarding adventure in education.


The Mary Louis Academy is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph, chartered by New York State, and accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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