St Mary's High School

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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.

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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
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students251 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade St Mary

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 Location Miles Grades Students
  • Colorado Springs
    Grades: PK-8 | 221 students
    0.8 miles
    901 N Logan Ave
    Colorado Springs, CO 80909
    (719)471-7771
    0.8 PK-8
    221
  • Colorado Springs
    Grades: PK-12 | 300 students
    5 miles
    21 Broadmoor Ave
    Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    (719)475-9747
    5 PK-12
    300
  • Colorado Springs
    Grades: 1-12 | 238 students
    1.7 miles
    2511 N Logan Avenue
    Colorado Springs, CO 80907
    (719)634-7024
    1.7 1-12
    238
  • Colorado Springs
    Grades: PK-12 | 337 students
    2.9 miles
    4050 Nonchalant Circle S
    Colorado Springs, CO 80917
    (719)574-0920
    2.9 PK-12
    337
  • Colorado Springs
    Pikes Peak Academy
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Grades: 9-12 | 40 students
    4.7 miles
    5590 N Nevada Ave
    Colorado Springs, CO 80918
    (719)473-5745
    4.7 9-12
    40

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
An excellent school! A great experience, as parents we looked at many options and decided to send our child to St. Mary's. A decision that has been a blessing. We live and own a business in Pueblo. The atmosphere at the school helps develop leaders and independent thinker's. The faculty and staff are superior and caring. Our oldest will graduate this year and has been accepted with Scholarship to a major Catholic University. Our youngest will follow in her sister's footsteps and start her freshman year at St. Mary's next year. We look forward with great anticipation to the next four years.
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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  
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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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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The average private school tuition in Colorado is $8,155 for elementary schools and $14,557 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Colorado is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).