A Special Note from the Admissions Team
During this unique time, our school community is at home staying safe and engaging in our online learning curriculum. The Admissions team here at St. Mary's Academy is fully operational and ready to connect in a safe and virtual way to share how the Loretto School Values of faith, community, justice, and respect thrive in a traditional school day.
We are still actively accepting all inquiries as well as applications for the 2020/2021 school year in our traditional entry points (Pre-K, Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grade). If you are interested in a non-traditional entry point, please contact the Admissions team to confirm available space.
We know that this is a difficult and uncertain time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions or concerns. We are here to assist you wherever you are in the school search or Admissions process.
Until you are able to join us on campus to experience our amazing community first-hand, we invite you to explore each of our school divisions with the videos below!
About St. Mary's Academy
Welcome to St. Mary's Academy, home of the Wildcats! Thank you for your interest.
For over 150 years, St. Mary’s Academy has been enlightening students to explore the world and learn without limits. We are pleased that you are considering the St. Mary’s Academy school community for your family. St. Mary's Academy's unique, rigorous, college preparatory curriculum is designed for students who are motivated to learn and grow in a Catholic, independent community. We inspire our students to become powerful agents of change in the world by creating opportunities for them to find their own path. The goal of the Admissions process is, therefore, to admit a diverse body of students who will share this desire to lead, create, and impact our community and the world.
The Admissions Office is excited to get to know your child. We approach admissions with the following core principals:
It all begins with the Admissions process! You can witness first-hand the extraordinary experience that benefits a diverse and inspired community. By reviewing the website, visiting campus, and going through the admissions process, you will see that St. Mary’s Academy sets high expectations, offers rich experiences and fosters character and moral development for each student that we serve. Celebrating a diverse community, we invite all students to consider SMA–whether an athlete, an artist, a visual learner or an experiential one, a suburbanite or a city dweller–here, you will find welcoming smiles, open minds and abundant opportunities to excel.
Typical entry points at St. Mary’s Academy are as follows, but families with children entering other grades should not hesitate to contact us:
- Pre-Kindergarten for four-year-old co-ed program/Lower School
- Kindergarten for co-ed Lower School
- Sixth Grade for co-ed Middle School
- Ninth Grade for all girls High School
The Admissions Office staff looks forward to assisting you as you determine whether St. Mary’s Academy is the right school for your family. Please continue to review the website, RSVP for upcoming Admissions events, request more information, initiate an application, or contact us directly. Thank you.
St. Mary's Academy is a Catholic independent school, co-ed through grade eight and an all-girls high school. St. Mary's Academy admits students of any race, creed, color, national and ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, disability, national and ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.
I really enjoyed my time at SMA and made a lot of friends who I truly believe will be my friends forever. I learned a lot of valuable skills that will help me in my future. I learned how to speak my mind during class and how to not be afraid to hold my opinions back. Because the environment at SMA is so welcoming and the teachers clearly want to hear my opinion(s), I felt comfortable participating.
SMA Senior, Class of 2018
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