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Notes for Prospective Students
St. Mary’s Ryken is one of 13 Xaverian Brothers Sponsored
Schools in the United States.
The years a student spends at a
Xaverian school are marked by college preparatory, challenging
academics and by many opportunities: the sharing of talents through
community service; the forming of lifelong friendships; the
camaraderie of athletics; and the partaking in celebrations of
faith.To prepare students to take their place in a world that is
increasingly global and continually changing, SMR has developed
several, unique learning programs: the 1:1 iPad program; SMR STEM
100; and X-PAX.
- 1:1 iPad program: With an iPad, students have access to
interactive textbooks and thousands of educational apps, take notes
and organize them on the iPad, and design interactive reports for
- X-PAX (The Xaverian Programs of Academic Excellence):
Accelerated curriculum concentrations for students who require a
more rigorous and advanced course of study.
A separate application
is required and selection is determined by the student’s high
school placement test results and letters of recommendation.
Program concentrations: Computer Science; STEM-X; Medicine &
Health Sciences; Language Arts & Social Sciences; and
International Relations & Global Studies.
SMR STEM 100: 100% of St. Mary’s Ryken students are able
to participate in the STEM programs offered.
We have several
community partnerships and a partnership with the Naval Air Station
Patuxent River giving our students access to the people and
resources of the base.
Approximately 99% of each graduating class pursues a higher
education at a college, university or military service academy.
Class of 2013 received over $12.6 million in scholarship
There is a separate application for merit scholarships in the areas
of academics, leadership and fine arts.
Please visit the Admissions
page on the website for more information and application
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