St. Mary's Episcopal School

The mission of St. Mary's Episcopal School is to provide a superior educational experience for girls which will encourage and enable each student to reach her individual potential.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 786 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,950
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling

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St. Mary's Episcopal School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1847

Student Body

Total Students
786 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
St. Mary's Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
74 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
71%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
20 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
32
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
St. Mary's tuition ranges from $3,750 - $23,950 for girls 2 years old through 12th grade.
% on Financial Aid
19%
Admissions Director
Nicole Hernandez
Admissions Associate
Kristen Hill

Sports

School Notes

  • Founded in 1847, St. Mary`s educates girls age 2 through 12th grade.For over 170 years, St. Mary's has provided girls in Memphis with the finest education possible. We are one of only nine Episcopal girls` schools in the country and are a community of individuals from different neighborhoods, ethnic backgrounds, and faiths who respect one another's differences and honor our shared values. We invite you to see for yourself why you belong at St. Mary's. 
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I''ve lived in Memphis for over ten years now, and I had the opportunity to attend two other private schools in the Memphis area. While they were important and a major factor in building my character, I didn't feel like I was being properly prepared for college. I was not a star pupil no matter how hard I worked, and my classmates at other schools didn't feel that same drive to dedicate themselves to their studies. By no means were they unintelligent, but it was the simple fact that I thirsted for more knowledge while they were more interested in doing what they had to to get to the next grade level. I knew I needed to be surrounded by people who shared the same goals as I did, and still do. Since coming to St. Mary's, I can confidently say that I have never once regretted my decision to attend this school. After only two years at St. Mary's, I have a feeling that college will actually be easier. My teachers push me to be the absolute best I can be, and they encourage me in every possible aspect - both academically and personally. Athletics at St. Mary's are great. This is my second year on a varsity team, and I love it. St. Mary's girls share a special bond because we all undergo the same rigorous courses at school, and that only strengthens when we''re spending time together at games. The best part I think about this school is that the girls I have befriended encourage me in my studies and they honestly feel like family to me. I grew up with two older brothers and no sisters, and all of a sudden I now have sixty sisters to share dreams, ideas, and clothes (<-- this is actually the best part). In complete honesty, I feel like I belong here. That's something every person in the world wants to feel at some point in their life, and I''m lucky enough to feel this every day.
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St. Mary's is by far the best school for girls in Memphis- From rich extra-curriculars to second-to-none academic program St. Mary's is one of the finest schools in the south. Since they were little girls, our daughters have been well served and are very happy and proud to say they attend St. Mary's. We are thoroughly pleased and it is worth the sacrifices we make for tuition. Sports are very important to our family and our girls have had great coaching and lots of successes on and off the courts!
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 786 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,950
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Memphis, TN is $11,699 for elementary schools and $12,760 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Memphis, TN is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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