Middle School seminars enrich the ways in which students encounter wonder and practice reflection and critical thinking. St. Mary's Academy is committed to preparing students to be compassionate, grounded, smart, and strong leaders in an increasingly complex world. Seminars add breadth to the path our students are traveling to know who they are, what they stand for, and how to make a positive impact.
There are three thematic seminar strands: STEAM, Health, and Justice. These three strands are intertwined and overlap. A key connection among the three is an emphasis on the development of leadership and global perspective. The same emphasis is what connects seminars to core and co-core classes and to the two other divisions. Underlying all we do are SMA’s mission and the Loretto School Values of faith, community, justice, and respect.
Seminar days include three ninety-minute periods, a Community Action Team meeting, office hours, recesses, and a community meeting. For additional information, click here
to view a letter from Ms. Ashley.