St Mary's College High School

  • Saint Mary's College High School is a Catholic school where students are loved and educated by teachers and staff who are inspired by Saint John Baptist de La Salle and the tradition of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.
  • Saint Mary's is a college preparatory high school that provides students with a quality Christian education.
  • Faculty, staff, administration, and parents associate as zealous ministers in a faith-filled, educational community.
  • Essentially, we at Saint Mary's seek to educate the whole person, promoting the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social development of each student through rigorous academic and co-curricular programs.
  • We recognize the dignity of each student in a caring, moral environment.
  • We affirm the intellectual commitment and academic excellence, and we encourage students to assume personal responsibility for their education.
  • We give special attention to raising an awareness of the poor and oppressed in our society, and to demonstrating this concern and sensitivity through Christian service.
  • We believe students thrive in an atmosphere of mutual respect within an orderly and supportive environment.
  • We expect students who come to Saint Mary's to give, to share, to contribute, to challenge, and to grow.
  • As graduates they are expected to be young men and women who will be lifelong learners and responsible, moral, productive citizens, and active members of their communities.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1863

Student Body

Total Students619 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade St Mary's College High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 2
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,200
Tuition NotesThe tuition covers the costs of tuition and fees.
Admissions DirectorLawrence Puck
Admissions AssociateLinda Yaris
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Alameda
    Grades: 9-12 | 423 students
    8.2 miles
    1011 Chestnut Street
    Alameda, CA 94501
    8.2 9-12
  • Berkeley
    Grades: 9-12 | 92 students
    2.2 miles
    2727 College Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94705
    2.2 9-12
  • Oakland
    Bishop O Dowd High School
    Bishop O Dowd High School Photo - Our rigorous Academics prepare students for the challenges they will face at our country's best schools.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 1248 students
    11.3 miles
    9500 Stearns Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94605
    11.3 9-12
  • Oakland
    Grades: 9-12 | 364 students
    3.2 miles
    6100 Broadway
    Oakland, CA 94618
    3.2 9-12
  • Oakland
    Grades: K-12 | 876 students
    6.7 miles
    4315 Lincoln Ave
    Oakland, CA 94602
    6.7 K-12

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As a parent who has had 1 at Saint Mary's and 1 a Bishop O''Dowd, I can honestly say Saint Mary's if by far a more caring place for ALL students replicating what a religious school should be guiding kids to greatness at every level, your child will feel a part of something as they connect with classmates and staff. A graduate of Saint Mary's leaves with kindness and love while receiving an excellent education, not selfishness.
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