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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.



(3-year-olds) for co-ed Lower School

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.


(4-year-olds) for co-ed Lower School


for co-ed Lower School

Sixth Grade

for co-ed Middle School

Ninth Grade

for all-girls High School



Early Learning

Lower School

Middle School

High School

Frequently Asked Questions

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& Financial Aid

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By the Numbers


of students


of students participate in community service


of tuition assistance


of the class of 2023 received a merit scholarship or honors college acceptance

SMA holds a special place in my heart because it's more than a school to me. It's a vibrant community where I've grown academically and personally. The support from both faculty and peers has shaped me into a confident, curious individual, and I'm grateful for the countless opportunities to explore my interests and talents.

Current Student
Grade 10



Connect with Us Today

Seely Meredith
Director of Admissions
303.762.8300 x 255

Lindsey Lopez
Director of Lower School Admissions
303.762.8300 x 241

Idiomas: inglés y español

Kristen Dieterich
Director of Middle School Admissions
303.762.8300 x 205

Anne Hinder
Assistant Director of  Admissions
303.762.8300 x 241