Getting STARted

Class of 2028…Are you ready for STA?

It will be an exciting four years filled with learning, celebrating wonderful traditions and making life-long friendships!

We have a lot of activities planned to help you get STARted. Go, Stars!

2024-25 Important Dates

  • August 12, 2024 Fall Sports Tryouts Begin
  • August 14/15, 2024 Orientation Days
  • August 19, 2024 First Day of School
  • October 18-21, 2024 Fall Break
  • November 25-29, 2024 Thanksgiving Break
  • December 19, 2024 – January 6, 2025 Christmas Break
  • January 7-10, 2025 Interim Week
  • March 14-23, 2025 Spring Break
  • April 17-21, 2025 Easter Break
  • May 21, 2025 Last Day of School

See below for important information uniforms, qualifying exams and more!

Uniform order deadline
All uniforms are pre-ordered (in-store or online) and must be placed by April 1, 2024.
Uniform pick up will be in early August.
Specific dates and times to come.

Star Shop Regular Hours:
School days: 7:30-3:30
(closed during lunch & activity)
Online anytime:

Questions? Please contact Megan Schaefer, Star Shop Coordinator.

These optional exams provide an opportunity to qualify you for higher-level course placement in English, Mathematics, Science, Spanish or French.

Come meet your fellow advisory sisters and enjoy getting to know your class! Parents, join us in Windmoor for a welcome reception.


Before you begin the online enrollment process, please have the following information available so that you can complete all required fields.

  • The acceptance package you received from STA
  • Cell phone/work numbers
  • Email addresses
  • Emergency contact information
  • Daughter’s birth certificate

Tuition Management

Secure Usernames enable parents to view charges and balances at any time and to update personal information. You have been assigned a username which should follow the “firstname.lastname” format (i.e. evelyn.oneill). In rare cases, your Username may be an email address.

  1. Tuition payments must be made through the STA Portal.
  2. Parents of New Students must first enroll.
  3. Please note that when setting up your new tuition account, you will need to choose one of these payment plans:
      • Pay in Full (July 10) – payment plan fee is waived
      • Quarterly Plan (payments on the 10th of July, October, January and April) – $50 payment plan fee
      • Monthly Plan (payments on the 10th of July-April) – $50 payment plan fee
  4. Ancillary fees will be posted to your account throughout the school year, so it is important to review your account each month even if you pay in full in July.
  5. You can select a payment method that works best for you.
  6. You may choose to save your payment credentials in VC Pay (STA Portal’s electronic wallet-like payment system), which securely stores bank account, debit card, and credit card information to be used for payment of tuition and other fees.
  7. VC Pay can be used to automatically pay invoices when due to ensure you avoid late fees.
  8. Late fees are $30 per missed payment.

If you have any questions about Tuition Management or Student Billing, please reach out to Chris Newman, COFO or Amanda Matusek, Accounting Specialist at

If you are unable to participate in Freshman Course Registration Night in early March, you will do so upon acceptance into STA. During the enrollment and registration process, student course recommendations will be released and are based on entrance exam scores, teacher recommendations, and grade trends. You also will have an opportunity to select your top elective choices.

Please review elective classes from the following categories to prepare for registration.

General Freshman Electives

Modern & Classical Language Course Offerings

Incoming freshmen…kick off your high-school experience during STARt Week! You will receive school laptops and training, pick up your summer reading novel and get guidance on the summer reading assignment.

You will also learn about STA’s rich history, meet faculty and upperclassmen, participate in team-building and STEAM activities, and create lasting memories! This is not required, but is highly recommended.

Session 1 – June 3-5 – 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Session 2 – June 3-5, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Session 3 –  June 10-12, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Session 4 –  June 10-12, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

STARt Week Registration

There’s an app for that! The STA app is a great way to stay informed and find answers to important questions. Stay tuned for instructions and additional information over the summer. You’ll be ready to go in time for the school year!


All incoming freshmen are required to read “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. Students will receive a copy during STArt Week. It can also be purchased by parents if they are not attending.

Most classes do not require any school supplies as most of the work will be done in the classroom and on the student’s school-issued laptop. Any supplies needed will be communicated the first week of school.