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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CO School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 251 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,500
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / Mar. 1 / rolling

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Please contact school.
Year Founded
1885
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
251 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
St. Mary's High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
93%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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 score
25
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(No denim, collared shirts)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 31 / Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
2017-18 Tuition; Annual Registration Fee $500
Admissions Director
Joe Trechter
Admissions Associate
Jane Cummings

Sports

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

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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5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CO School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 251 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,500
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / Mar. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Colorado Springs, CO is $7,615 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Colorado Springs, CO is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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