St Mary's High School

Tel: (719)635-7540
Grades: 9-12 | 251 students
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St. Mary's High School is a college preparatory, secondary school established in 1885, with a mission to educate students in the Catholic tradition to be responsible, moral, critical thinkers and leaders well-prepared for college and life. Our school offers varied programs and courses designed to meet the individual needs and interests of our student population. Core courses in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language and Theology are supplemented by a variety of electives.
St. Mary's offes students courses at three levels - College Preperatory, Honors and Advanced Placement - to ensure a succesful transition to higher education while providing optimum opportunities for academic and co-curricular success. St. Mary's students are involved in a variety of clubs, service organizations, and the Arts. Club participation encourages students to meet fellow students and the opportunity to develop and hone their leadership skills.
We also offer more than 18 sports opportunities and boast a 25-acre state-of-the-art sports complex, The Grace Center. For more detailed information about St. Mary's High School in Colorado Springs, CO, please visit our website at www.smhscs.org.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Please contact school.
Year Founded 1885

Student Body

Total Students 251 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade St Mary's High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
93%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 8 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Art, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Programming, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature, AP Spanish, AP United States History, Honors Anatomy/Physiology, Honors Physics, Honors Pre-Calculus,
Average ACT score 25
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No denim, collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31 / Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,976
Tuition Notes 2015-16 Tuition; Annual Registration Fee $400
Admissions Director Beth Bohannon
Admissions Associate Sarah Boldt

Sports

Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DivingFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Ambassadors, Asian Club, Dodgeball Club, Drama, Environmental Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Forensics, French Club, Helping Hands, Link Crew, National French Honors Society, National Hispanic Honors Society, National Honors Society, Pi-Rats Math Club, Saddle Club, Ski and Snowboarding Club, Spanish Club, Writer’s Group, Youth Philanthropy Club (YPC) Ambassadors, Asian Club, Dodgeball Club, Drama, Forensics, French Club, Helping Hands, Link Crew, Saddle Club, Spanish Club, Environmental Club,
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA),
National French Honors Society,
National Hispanic Honors Society,
National Honors Society,
Pi-Rats Math Club,
Ski and Snowboarding Club,
Writer’s Group,
Youth Philanthropy Club (YPC),

School Notes

  • 100% of St. Mary's students who applied to college were accepted in 2015; 94% to a 4-year college and 4% to a two-year college;
  • Class of 2015 (76 graduates) earned over $9.3M in college scholarships;
  • Average AP score for 2015 was 3.66 on a 4.00 scale;
  • 92% of student body participates in extra-curricular activities;
  • Thousands of hours of student community outreach each year;
  • Closed campus with a safe, secure environment
  • 25-acre, state-of-the-art athletic complex

Profile last updated: 04/28/2016

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5.0  6/13/2016
Awesome school and outstanding combination of academic, athletic, and spiritual education. Small class sizes and personal instruction with caring teachers. There is a wonderful STEM program and a large percentage of students participate in multiple activities. I've had several children go through the school and they have been well-prepared for life. The school is strong in the Catholic faith and values. The school is weak in the performing arts but tries to support these areas with drama productions and school choir.
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5.0  3/22/2016
Fantastic school! Small class sizes and individualized attention for every student. Our kids came from public school and have flourished in the close knit environment . Not only is SMHS excellent for academics but for becoming well rounded and self confident.
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5.0  11/20/2014
An excellent school and dollar for dollar the best private school value in the region, based on comparative college entrance scores (ACT, SAT), AP classes and scores, sports, merit scholarships, and college acceptance. In addition to being a terrific academic community, the school hold students accountable for their personal choices and develops a moral compass. I have two children attending and they have grown into independent thinkers because of their excellent faculty, and the expectations that have been put upon them to grow academically, physically, and morally.
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