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St. Mary's Episcopal School Photo #1 - Middle School is a time of transformation. A dedicated faculty - who know both the ins and outs of their subject matter, as well as the ups and downs of a girl's life during these critical years - challenges students to develop the reading, writing, and thinking skills they need for Upper School, college, and life.
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St. Mary's Episcopal School Photo #1 - Middle School is a time of transformation. A dedicated faculty - who know both the ins and outs of their subject matter, as well as the ups and downs of a girl's life during these critical years - challenges students to develop the reading, writing, and thinking skills they need for Upper School, college, and life.
St. Mary's Episcopal School Photo #2 - In Lower School, specialist teachers collaborate with our talented, loving classroom teachers to create a dynamic environment designed to engage and ignite young girls' minds.
St. Mary's Episcopal School Photo #3 - Creativity and expression are an essential part of the St. Mary's experience. From her very first day, each girl explores her interests and creativity through curiosity and collaboration, discovers her unique talents, and finds her own perspective.
St. Mary's Episcopal School Photo #4 - In the Early Childhood Center, each day is an adventure of wonder and discovery. Our youngest St. Mary's girls begin their journeys in an environment that is steeped in language and filled with a spirit of independence and inquiry.
St. Mary's Episcopal School Photo #5 - Each girl becomes accustomed to speaking up and, more importantly, to being heard. In an all-girls setting, students feel comfortable articulating their thoughts and beliefs, and faculty and administrators make it clear that what students say is heard, considered, and valued.
St. Mary's Episcopal School Photo #6 - On the field, in the water, or on the court, St. Mary's girls display the same exuberance and commitment as in the classroom. Approximately 75% of Middle and Upper School students participate in at least one athletic sport and 50% participate in two or more.
St. Mary's Episcopal School Photo #7 - The 67 members of the Class of 2022 earned acceptances to 129 colleges. They will attend 42 different colleges in 20 states and Washington, DC. They earned college scholarships totaling over $15 million dollars.
St. Mary's Episcopal School Photo #8 - In Upper School, students are immersed in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that extends beyond the classroom to provide real-life experiences. From the performance stage to community outreach, from the athletic field to Chapel, St. Mary`s girls learn to collaborate, inspire others, and achieve their goals. Athletic, artistic, musical, and community-service opportunities ensure these years are exciting and memorable.
St. Mary's Episcopal School Photo #9 - Each girl is encouraged to recognize her own talents and strengths so that she may pursue her interests, discover new opportunities, and reach her individual potential. Whatever her interests, she can be herself here and take advantage of all St. Mary`s has to offer.
St. Mary's Episcopal School Photo #10 - Our 7th grade Community Connections class helps our girls become engaged with the local community by learning about the challenges facing our city such as homelessness, food insecurity, and health inequity. Our students begin to see beyond themselves to learn to serve others and to understand their place in the world.
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 (2022)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 835 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,475
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
School History

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
835 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
36%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
St. Mary's Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
106 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
74%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
18 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB/BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP French V, AP Human Geography, AP Latin, AP Physics C, AP Spanish V, AP Statistics, AP US Gov/AP Comparative Gov, AP US History
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 $4,000 - $24,475 for girls 2 years old through 12th grade.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$9,000
Admissions Director
Nicole Hernandez
Admissions Associate
Grace Knight

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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. 
Source: Verified school update

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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5  
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 (2022)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 835 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,475
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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