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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1847

Student Body

Total Students786 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade St. Mary's Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers74 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
71%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average ACT score32
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$23,400
Tuition NotesSt. Mary's tuition ranges from $3,500 - $23,400 for girls 2 years old through 12th grade.
% on Financial Aid
19%
Admissions DirectorNicole Hernandez
Admissions AssociateKristen Hill

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
Cross CountryFencing,
GolfLacrosse,
RiflerySoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

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 Location Miles Grades Students
  • Memphis
    Grades: PK-12 | 853 students
    0.4 miles
    4830 Walnut Grove Rd
    Memphis, TN 38117
    (901) 435-5825
    0.4 PK-12
    853
  • Memphis
    Hutchison School
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    All-girls  | Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-12 | 833 students
    3.9 miles
    1740 Ridgeway Rd
    Memphis, TN 38119
    (901) 761-2220
    3.9 NS-12
    833
  • Memphis
    Grades: NS-12 | 820 students
    3.4 miles
    1381 W Massey Rd
    Memphis, TN 38120
    (901) 474-1000
    3.4 NS-12
    820
  • Memphis
    Grades: NS-8 | 100 students
    2.4 miles
    670 South Highland St
    Memphis, TN 38111
    (901) 323-1344
    2.4 NS-8
    100
  • Memphis
    Woodland Presbyterian School
    Woodland Presbyterian School Photo
    (African Methodist Episcopal)
    Grades: NS-8 | 348 students
    2.1 miles
    5217 Park Ave
    Memphis, TN 38119
    (901) 685-0976
    2.1 NS-8
    348

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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