All-Girls High School Academics and Arts
At St. Mary's Academy High School, we stand as a beacon of excellence in nurturing young women who are destined to lead in our ever-changing world. Our unwavering commitment is to equip students with the tools they need to excel academically, and shape a brighter future through their analytical prowess, confidence, and unwavering compassion.
Our college-preparatory curriculum is more than a roadmap to higher education; it's a transformative journey. Our seminar-style classes foster a vibrant culture of inquiry, spirited debate, and collaborative learning. Anchored in our block system schedule, four ninety-minute class periods propel your daughter into immersive learning experiences. With each new semester, a world of fresh ideas awaits her.
Walking through the halls of the high school reveals an environment that sets the stage for girls to flourish. They take the lead here, embracing their unique voices, perspectives, and aspirations. The camaraderie among peers fosters a profound sense of belonging, encouraging them to confidently express their ideas and aspirations. As a result, our students make remarkable strides in both their academic pursuits and life skills.
A Culture of Growth and Challenge
Our high schoolers are defined by by their ambition, pushing boundaries and exceeding expectations. Their commitment to academic excellence shines through their enthusiasm for enrolling in multiple Advanced Placement classes and surpassing credit requirements. They're not just preparing for college; they're blazing trails towards their personal and professional aspirations.
St. Mary's Academy girls learn to speak with conviction, fearlessly tackle new challenges, lift each other up, demonstrate greater academic achievement, score higher on college admissions tests, have more confidence in STEAM subject areas, and feel more confident and empowered.
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Service learning is at the heart of our values-based education at St. Mary's Academy. Through service, students embody our commitment to love, embrace the art of learning from those they serve, and realize their capacity to shape positive transformations.
We are committed to fostering a culture of holistic health and wellness for our students. Our dedicated counselor provides unwavering support, while Mental Health Awareness Day and the Sources of Strength Suicide Prevention program promote a supportive environment. With a full-time nurse, physical health is well-attended. Our learning specialist ensures tailored support for diverse learning needs.
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In the High School, every leader is a girl and every girl is a leader. Students take leadership responsibilities in the classroom and run dozens of clubs, honor societies, affinity groups, and organizations like the National Honor Society, The Burning Page Literary Arts Magazine, Student Council and Student Association, the Diversity Club, and the Asian Affinity Group. Students and Faculty also celebrate quarterly Loretto Leaders, who are students that live out the Loretto School Values of faith, community, justice and respect.
Portrait of a graduate
Our Portrait of a Graduate statements identify who we are as a school and define our expectations with respect to the experiences we create for students to realize the outcomes.
I chose St. Mary's Academy High School mainly for its community. I knew that the girls who graduated went to amazing colleges and received many scholarships, but I knew that was because of the warm, inviting community.
Current SMA Senior
High School Principal Search Process
St. Mary's Academy is committed to finding the best candidate to serve as our next High School Principal, and we have initiated the process to identify the person who would be the best fit to lead our esteemed High School. We are taking a thoughtful and intentional approach to our search, involving all our constituents - students, families, faculty, staff, and board of trustees - in the decision-making process.
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Average class size
Class of 2023 received a merit scholarship, honors college acceptance, or national merit distinction
Acceptance to four-year colleges and universities
Class of 2023 took at least one AP class
Of teachers hold advanced degrees
Of graduates matriculate to four-year colleges
College admissions representatives visit per year