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St. Marys School

St. Marys School is an all-female private Episcopal boarding traditional school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban

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St. Marys School says

Saint Mary's School is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory, boarding and day school dedicated to academic excellence and personal achievement for girls in grades 9-12. Why Saint Mary’s School?Academic Curriculum: We prepare young ladies for admittance to the most respected colleges and universities across the country. Our small classes average 13 students and are led by experienced faculty who love teaching the young women of Saint Mary's. Increased interaction with faculty and greater individual attention are hallmarks of Saint Mary’s School.Individualized Academic Programs: Create, with the help of teachers and an advisor, a personalized academic plan for high school (MAP or My Achievement Plan) that includes academic courses, extracurricular activities, leadership positions and community service. Our ATLAS tablet PC program provides students with a powerful learning tool that prepares the girls to work with the latest emerging technology.Life Skills and Values: Our COMPASS Curriculum, a four-year co-curricular program, equips each young woman with life skills and develops her independence. Saint Mary's offers the opportunity to Learn the skills and self-confidence needed to take on challenges, become comfortable speaking in public, manage personal finances, and become a healthy, active young adult.Leadership Development: Improve leadership skills through first-rate arts, athletics, student leadership, interest clubs, and other extracurricular programs. Studies have shown that an average of 80% of students who attend an all-girls’ schools hold leadership positions after they graduate from high school. (National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, www.ncgs.org, 2000)Community Connections: Take advantage of the exceptional people and universities in the Triangle that provide academic strength and urban opportunities. We offer internships and the ability to take college-level courses as needed through our relationships with local universities. Community service opportunities are avaialble through our partnerships with more than thirty local organizations.Heritage: Become a part of a 171-year-old tradition of academic excellence, honor, community, and opportunity for women to build friendships that will last a lifetime.

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Finance

Tuition

Grades Cost Term
High School $40,800 Annual

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Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (919) 424-4000
Email
  ersmith@sms.edu

Entrance Requirements

  • SSAT

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 246
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 57
10 56
11 60
12 73

St. Marys School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing St. Marys School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 8 : 1
Average Class Size 13
Gender 100% Female
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 48%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 83%
Multi-racial 9%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Black or African American 6%
Asian 2%

Extracurriculars

  • Christian Fellowship Club
  • Drama Club
  • Environmental Club/ Environmental Awareness Association
  • Film Club
  • French Club
  • Peer Mentoring and Support
  • Photography Club
  • Science Olympiad
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Ambassadors

Associations & Memberships

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

State or regional independent school association

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

National Coalition of Girls Schools (NCGS)

National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)

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