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 planted its roots on the Colorado frontier in 1864 and continues to lead the way. Our founding Loretto School Values of faith, community, justice, and respect transcend time and space. Our school is for families and students who want a values-based, purpose-driven education in a safe and positive environment. We are a private, independent school with grades Pre-K to 12 that provides individual attention and inspires leaders and agents of change.
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-girl High School
Our admissions process is a bit different this year, but it will feel the same. We’re a family school dedicated to thoughtful options for exceptional learning and growth.
Please visit and explore our Virtual Admissions Center for more information on ways to learn and engage with our community, a calendar of upcoming virtual events and more!
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.
students from 71 different zip codes
of students participate in community service
in tuition assistance to 31% of students
of the Class of 2018 received a merit-based scholarship for college
Director of Admissions and Tuition Assistance
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Director of Lower and Middle School Admissions
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