Our Mission

St. Mary’s Academy fosters excellence in each child through academic achievement, spiritual development and service. The Loretto School Values of faith, community, justice and respect provide the foundation for students to be powerful agents of change.

Our Vision

Inspiring leaders to act with integrity, seek justice, build community, and change the world.

Meet Our School Community

Co-ed Lower School (PK-5)

The co-educational Lower School fosters personal growth, risk-taking, and strong academic foundations with individualized attention in a kind, compassionate, and caring community. Design-based thinking and service learning are integral components of the program.  
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Co-ed Middle School (6-8)

The co-educational Middle School utilizes a community action team structure to build academic and social-emotional strengths, as students develop their passions and join in purpose-driven service learning projects for the local and world communities.
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All Girls High School (9-12)

The all-girls High School prepares confident, empathetic young women for leadership in a global society. Students are empowered through rigorous academics, agile problem-solving and communication skills, cultural competency, leadership and career opportunities, and conviction to be agents of change .  Learn More


St. Mary's Academy graduates are women who make a difference in the world, and the college counseling team plays an important role in guiding them toward their future.

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29% Receive Tuition Assistance

Over $1.9 million given each year, making SMA an even greater investment and value.

31% Diversity

Stronger in our diversity, SMA emphasizes understanding and appreciation of different perspectives.

70 Different Zip Codes

Centrally-located on a beautiful, 24-acre campus in Cherry Hills Village, Englewood.

3000+ Alumnae

The first diploma granted in the Colorado Territory in 1875 went to our first alumna, and our tradition of trailblazing alumnae continues.

88% Faculty with Advanced Degrees

Our faculty is highly-accomplished in their fields and committed to our culture of mentorship.

St. Mary’s Academy exposes students to a variety of learning environments – in and out of the classroom. Each experience furthers their strengths, desires, challenges, and passions within and beyond their school day.

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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.

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Creativity, imagination, and excellence are at the heart of education at St. Mary’s Academy. Students engage in fine arts – including music, theater, and visual arts every day.

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