Grades: 9-12 | 260 students
Saint Mary's School is an Episcopal, boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12 located in the heart of Raleigh, NC. One of the most established schools in North Carolina and the only all-girls school in the Triangle region, Saint Mary's School prepares young women for college and for life in a community dedicated to academic excellence and personal achievement.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Laboratory Schools
National Coalition of Girls
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||260 students|
|Student Body Type||All-girls|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 18%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||40 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|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||
|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 Day Council, Diversity Club, Drama Club, FOCUS, Key Club, Law Club, Marshals, Outdoor Club, Quiz Bowl Team, Vestry, Amnesty International,
Beacon - Senior Honorary Leadership Club,
Community Service Council,
Echo - Senior Washtub Singing Group,
Future Business Professionals of America,
Girls Helping Girls,
Model United Nations,
National Honor Society,
Prefects - Boarding and Day,
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,
- 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.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
Winston SalemGrades: 9-12 | 171 students
500 East Salem Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27101
RaleighGrades: PK-12 | 1466 students
7300 Perry Creek Road
Raleigh, NC 27616
CaryGrades: 6-12 | 753 students
1500 N Harrison Avenue
Cary, NC 27513
Oak RidgeGrades: 7-12 | 110 students
2317 Oak Ridge Rd.
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
RaleighGrades: PK-12 | 1185 students
7409 Falls Of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
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