|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
National Association of Laboratory Schools
National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Coalition of Girls
|Grades Offered||Grades 9 - 12|
|Total Students||260 students|
|Student Body Type||All-girls|
|% Students of Color||11% (NC School Avg.: 17%)|
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||40 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1 (National school avg.: 13:1)|
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||75%|
|Average Class Size||13 students|
|Number of AP Courses||16 courses|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 30 / rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition is $20,000 for day students and $42,720 for boarding students, plus a $2,500 comprehensive fee that covers items such as books, meals, class trips, among other expenses.|
|% on Financial Aid||36%|
|Admissions Director||Kim McDowell|
|Admissions Associate||Emily Smith|
|Total Sports Offered||13 sports|
|Sports||Ballet, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey,
Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming,
Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBallet, Basketball,
Cross Country, Dance,
Field Hockey, Golf,
Tennis, Track and Field,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||29 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Amnesty International, Beacon - Senior Honorary Leadership Club, Boarding Council, Community Service Council, Day Council, Diversity Club, Drama Club, Echo - Senior Washtub Singing Group, Environmental Club, FOCUS, Future Business Professionals of America, Girls Helping Girls, Key Club, Law Club, Marshals, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Outdoor Club, Prefects - Boarding and Day, Quiz Bowl Team, Saint Mary's Sportsman Club, Science Olympiad Team, Sprites - SMS History Club, Student Activities Committee, Student Government Association, The Belles - Student Newspaper, The Stagecoach - Yearbook, Vestry, Young Republicans|
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.
Profile last updated: 08/20/2013
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