St. Mary's Ryken High School

22600 Camp Calvert Rd.,
Leonardtown, MD, 20650-0206
     Tel: (301)373-4183
Grades: 9 - 12 | 683 students
St. Mary's Ryken, located on an 87-acre campus on Breton Bay, is an independent, private, coeducational, Catholic college preparatory high school sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.
The values-centered, college preparatory curriculum, 41 athletic teams and over 55 clubs/organizations inspire students to grow academically, spiritually and socially.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Xaverian Brothers School Sponsorship
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported St. Mary’s Ryken has fully-qualified staff to work with students with learning disabilities who seek the benefits of a Catholic education. Students are admitted into the program through the regular admissions process.
Year Founded 1981

Student Body

Total Students 683 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade St. Mary

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 81%
Number of AP Courses 17 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Art, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science, English Literature, English Composition, Environmental Science, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, French, Spanish, Latin, U.S. History, World History, American Government, Psychology, 
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,500
Tuition Notes Both need-based and merit-based scholarships are available.
% on Financial Aid 57%
Admissions Director Amy Cricchi


Total Sports Offered 19 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Resources, Apologetics, Art Club, Chess Club, Chinese Culture and Art, Envirothon, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), Fall Musical, Honor Council, Jazz Band, Key Club, Knightcast, Mission Possible, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Pep and Spirit Club, Project Graduation, Roman Culture, Shakespearean Drama Club, Spring Musical, Stage Guild, Student Government, XBSS Stewards Apologetics, Art Club, Chess Club, Envirothon, Fall Musical, Honor Council, Jazz Band, Key Club, Knightcast, Mock Trial, Newspaper, Roman Culture, Spring Musical, Stage Guild, XBSS Stewards, Academic Resources,
Chinese Culture and Art,
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America),
Mission Possible,
National Honor Society,
Pep and Spirit Club,
Project Graduation,
Shakespearean Drama Club,
Student Government,

School Notes:

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 classroom presentations.
  • 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. The Class of 2013 received over $12.6 million in scholarship offers.

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 deadlines.

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Profile last updated: 10/28/2013

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