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 PK-8 and all-girls High School that was established in 1864 by the Sisters of Loretto. SMA continues to be a forward-thinking educational leader focused on a 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 ethos of St. Mary’s Academy is deeply rooted in the spirituality and mission of Loretto, where faith, community, justice, and respect serve as a touchstone for all aspects of our community. The Loretto School Values are gospel values that guide our work, as taught and lived by Jesus. We are a school that puts faith beliefs and spirituality into action, and encourages moral and character development of our students to love, accept, and treat others with respect.
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:
- 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