St Mary's High School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: (719)635-7540
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  • St. Mary's High School is a college preparatory, secondary school established in 1885, with a mission to educate students in the Catholic tradition to be responsible, moral, critical thinkers and leaders well-prepared for college and life.
  • Our school offers varied programs and courses designed to meet the individual needs and interests of our student population. Core courses in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language and Theology are supplemented by a variety of electives.
  • St. Mary's offes students courses at three levels - College Preperatory, Honors and Advanced Placement - to ensure a succesful transition to higher education while providing optimum opportunities for academic and co-curricular success.
  • St. Mary's students are involved in a variety of clubs, service organizations, and the Arts. Club participation encourages students to meet fellow students and the opportunity to develop and hone their leadership skills.
  • We also offer more than 18 sports opportunities and boast a 25-acre state-of-the-art sports complex, The Grace Center.
  • For more detailed information about St. Mary's High School in Colorado Springs, CO, please visit our website at www.smhscs.org.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedPlease contact school.
Year Founded1885

Student Body

Total Students251 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeSt Mary's High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
93%
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Art, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Programming, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature, AP Spanish, AP United States History, Honors Anatomy/Physiology, Honors Physics, Honors Pre-Calculus,
Average ACT score25
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(No denim, collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,500
Tuition Notes2017-18 Tuition; Annual Registration Fee $500
Admissions DirectorJoe Trechter
Admissions AssociateJane Cummings

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DivingFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Ambassadors, Drama, Environmental Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Forensics, Link Crew, National Hispanic Honors Society, National Honors Society, Spanish Club, Writer’s Group, Youth Philanthropy Club (YPC)

Club or Organization:
Students For Life

Arts and Music Programs:
National Art Honor Society

School Notes

  • 100% of St. Mary's students who applied to college were accepted in 2017; 94% to a 4-year college and 4% to a two-year college;
  • Class of 2017 (66 graduates) earned over $12.6M in college scholarships;
  • Average AP score for 2017 was 3.66 on a 4.00 scale;
  • 92% of student body participates in extra-curricular activities;
  • Thousands of hours of student community outreach each year;
  • Closed campus with a safe, secure environment
  • 25-acre, state-of-the-art athletic complex
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  6/13/2016
Awesome school and outstanding combination of academic, athletic, and spiritual education. Small class sizes and personal instruction with caring teachers. There is a wonderful STEM program and a large percentage of students participate in multiple activities. I've had several children go through the school and they have been well-prepared for life. The school is strong in the Catholic faith and values. The school is weak in the performing arts but tries to support these areas with drama productions and school choir.
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5  3/22/2016
Fantastic school! Small class sizes and individualized attention for every student. Our kids came from public school and have flourished in the close knit environment . Not only is SMHS excellent for academics but for becoming well rounded and self confident.
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5  11/20/2014
An excellent school and dollar for dollar the best private school value in the region, based on comparative college entrance scores (ACT, SAT), AP classes and scores, sports, merit scholarships, and college acceptance. In addition to being a terrific academic community, the school hold students accountable for their personal choices and develops a moral compass. I have two children attending and they have grown into independent thinkers because of their excellent faculty, and the expectations that have been put upon them to grow academically, physically, and morally.
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