Saint Mary's School

900 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Tel: (919)424-4000
  • Saint Mary`s School is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory, boarding and day school for girls in grades 912.
  • Established in 1842, the school is celebrating 175 years of academic excellence and personal achievement for girls.The school`s integrated, hands-on academic program challenges girls to embrace the habits of a lifelong learner and guides them in building a foundation for college and life.
  • Leadership curriculum and real-life experiences empower girls to serve and shape their world with courage and purpose.
  • Saint Mary`s rich Episcopal heritage informs values and inspires girls to act with honor and to respect the worth and dignity of all.
  • The school`s historic, 23-acre campus located in downtown Raleigh and within close proximity to the Research Triangle offers a uniquely vibrant 24/7 learning and living community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1842

Student Body

Total Students270 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 18%
Students by GradeSaint Mary's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size13 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 30 / rolling
Tuition NotesDay tuition: $26,750 Boarding tuition: $53,350
% on Financial Aid
36%
Admissions DirectorKim Slade
Admissions AssociateEmily Smith

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBallet, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBalletBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.47 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Athletic Council, Beacon - Senior Honorary Leadership Club, Boarding Council, Bookmark Club, China Culture & Language Club, Community Service Committee, Cooking Club, Day Council, Echo - Senior Washtub Singing Group, Environmental Club, FOCUS, Garden Club, Girls Helping Girls, Granddaughters Club, Hopeful Thinking Club, Human Rights Alliance, International Cultures Club, International Thespian Society, K-Pop Club, Ladies in Blue a capella group, Latin Club, Leisure Sports Club, LGBTQ Alliance, Marshals, Model United Nations Club, National Honor Society, Notes Club, Personal Finance Club, Photography Club, Prefects - Boarding and Day, Science Olympiad, Scuba Club, Senior Cheer Squad, shop1842 Club, Sigma-Mu Societies, Ski Club, SLAM (spoken word and slam poetry) Club, Spanish Club, Student Government Association, The Belles - Student Newspaper, The Mathemagicians Club, The Stagecoach - Yearbook, Trapshooting Club, Vestry, Young Democrats, Young Republicans, Youth Fair Trade Club Bookmark Club, Cooking Club, Day Council, FOCUS, Garden Club, K-Pop Club, Latin Club, LGBTQ Alliance, Marshals, Notes Club, Scuba Club, shop1842 Club, Ski Club, Spanish Club, Vestry, Athletic Council,
Beacon - Senior Honorary Leadership Club,
Boarding Council,
China Culture & Language Club,
Community Service Committee,
Echo - Senior Washtub Singing Group,
Environmental Club,
Girls Helping Girls,
Granddaughters Club,
Hopeful Thinking Club,
Human Rights Alliance,
International Cultures Club,
International Thespian Society,
Ladies in Blue a capella group,
Leisure Sports Club,
Model United Nations Club,
National Honor Society,
Personal Finance Club,
Photography Club,
Prefects - Boarding and Day,
Science Olympiad,
Senior Cheer Squad,
Sigma-Mu Societies,
SLAM (spoken word and slam poetry) Club,
Student Government Association,
The Belles - Student Newspaper,
The Mathemagicians Club,
The Stagecoach - Yearbook,
Trapshooting Club,
Young Democrats,
Young Republicans,
Youth Fair Trade Club,

School Notes

  • Saint Mary`s School is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory, boarding and day school for girls in grades 912. Established in 1842, the school is celebrating 175 years of academic excellence and personal achievement for girls.  
  • Saint Mary`s was founded on the belief that an educated woman can make a difference. That`s why Saint Mary`s offers honors and AP courses, three languages, 11 sports, a renowned arts program, college counseling, leadership education, service learning, travel opportunities and more. Dedicated faculty know each girl well and help guide her as she finds her voice, expands her understanding, and achieves more than she ever imagined. As a boarding and day school, Saint Mary`s students live and learn beside girls from around the state, the country and the world.  
  • An integrated hands-on academic program, challenges girls to embrace the habits of a lifelong learner critical thinking, communication, character and guides them in building a foundation for college and life. Leadership curriculum and real-life experiences empower girls to serve and shape their world with courage and purpose.  Dozens of sports, clubs, music and arts studies, volunteer and real-world experiences mean girls can explore and discover new talents and passions. Saint Mary`s rich Episcopal heritage informs values and inspires girls to act with honor and to respect the worth and dignity all.
  • In addition, Saint Mary`s historic, 23-acre campus located in downtown Raleigh, and within close proximity to the Research Triangle, offers a uniquely vibrant 24/7 learning and living community that provides every girl with what she needs to learn, grow and thrive as she becomes a young woman of intelligence, integrity, and purpose. 
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