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

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1889
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students256 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
99%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade St Mary's Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorEvangelina Savala
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Gardena
    Grades: 9-12 | 544 students
    5.2 miles
    14830 Van Ness Avenue
    Gardena, CA 90249
    (310)324-6675
    5.2 9-12
    544
  • La Canada Flintridge
    Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
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    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 402 students
    17.3 miles
    440 St. Katherine Dr.
    La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
    (626)685-8333
    17.3 9-12
    402
  • Los Angeles
    Grades: 6-12 | 742 students
    9.7 miles
    5515 Franklin Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    (323)461-3651
    9.7 6-12
    742
  • Santa Monica
    Grades: 9-12
    9.5 miles
    1030 Lincoln Blvd
    Santa Monica, CA 90403
    (310)394-3701
    9.5 9-12
    n/a
  • Inglewood
    Grades: K-8 | 270 students
    0.1 miles
    530 E Florence Ave
    Inglewood, CA 90301
    (310)677-5868
    0.1 K-8
    270

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