St. Mary's Academy

Saint Mary’s Academy is a Catholic School for girls, founded, sponsored and administered by the Sisters of St.
Joseph of Carondelet. The administration, faculty and staff together with the students’ parents are committed to challenging each young woman constantly and consistently to attain her full potential.
This effort is strongly characterized by respect for the individual, academic preparation for higher education and empowerment of the young Christian woman to take her place in an ever-changing world.
As an expression of the educational mission of the Catholic Church and the extension of the family unit in today’s society, Saint Mary’s Academy is enriched by a tradition of quality education for over a century.
From its founding and ongoing association with the Sisters of St.
Joseph of Carondelet, Saint Mary’s Academy has acquired distinctive characteristics including a commitment to provide educational opportunities to young women with potential, a commitment to provide a supportive and caring Christian community which both nurtures and challenges these young women, and a conviction that education finds its character and expression in service to others.
A Saint Mary’s Academy education promotes the formation and integral development of young Christian women from various ethnic backgrounds and cultures.
This education provides opportunities for the development of contemporary leadership while preserving the spirit and traditions that have made Saint Mary’s Academy unique.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1889
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
244 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
97%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
St. Mary's Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Evangelina Savala

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