Welcome to St. Mary's Academy

Thank you for your interest in St. Mary's Academy, home of the Wildcats! We are delighted that you are considering our school community for your family. 

St. Mary’s Academy is Denver’s premier Independent, Catholic, Co-educational Preschool-8 and All-Girls High School that was established in 1864 by the Sisters of Loretto. It continues to be a forward-thinking educational leader focused on values-based, purpose-driven education with rigorous academics, integrated service learning, outstanding faculty, and a commitment to individualized attention and developing the whole student.  

The Admissions Team looks forward to learning more about you and your family and how we can best serve you in this process.

Typical entry points at St Mary’s Academy are as follows, but families with children entering at any grade should not hesitate to contact us:

  • Preschool (3-year-olds) for co-ed Lower School
  • Pre-Kindergarten (4-year-olds) for co-ed Lower School
  • Kindergarten for co-ed Lower School
  • Sixth Grade for co-ed Middle School
  • Ninth Grade for all-girls High School


Meet Our School Community

The most valuable thing I learned at SMA was how to be part of something bigger than myself. I was part of this great community that I loved and I did things like travel and learn about cultures and things I wouldn't have otherwise. This showed me how fortunate I am to have the life that I do, and that I can make a difference in the world.

-former student


Connect with Us Today

Seely Meredith
Director of Admissions and Tuition Assistance

303.762.8300 x 255

Kristen Dieterich

Director of Middle School Admissions

303.762.8300 x 205

Lindsey Lopez

Director of Lower School Admissions

303.762.8300 x 241

Idiomas: inglés y español

Non-Discrimination Policy


students from 70 different zip codes



of students participate in community service

$2 million


in tuition assistance to 24% of students



of the Class of 2021 received a merit-based scholarship for college