St. Marys Episcopal Day School

  • St. Mary's Episcopal Day School in Tampa, Florida is an independent, coeducational Pre-K through 8th grade school, providing an engaging environment for the intellectual and personal growth of our students.
  • Beyond a challenging academic program, set in a caring, Christian community, our children benefit from many enrichment activities, competitive athletics, community service, extracurriculars, character-development, and much more.

Top Placements

St. Marys Episcopal Day School places among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Educational Records Bureau
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1953

Student Body

Total Students458 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade St. Marys Episcopal Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size22 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,700
Tuition NotesFinancial assistance is available.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKathleen Lopez

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Flag FootballSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Acolytes, Art Club, Chess Club, Cooking Club, Crossfit Boys, Ecology Club, Fitness Club, GLOW Girls, Lego Robotics Club, Literary Magazine, Safety Patrols, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Video Production, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Children's Choir, Chorus, Concert Band, Drama, Drumline

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Golf Intramural, Hockey Club

School Notes

  • St. Mary's Episcopal Day School in Tampa, Florida is an independent, coeducational Pre-K through 8th grade school, providing an engaging environment for the intellectual and personal growth of our students.
  • Beyond a challenging academic program, set in a caring, Christian community, our children benefit from many enrichment activities, competitive athletics, community service, extracurriculars, character-development, and much more.

Profile last updated:

Show me:
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tampa
    Grades: PK-12 | 209 students
    1.9 miles
    3909 S Macdill Ave
    Tampa, FL 33611
    (813) 839-4297
    1.9 PK-12
    209
  • Tampa
    Grades: PK-8 | 600 students
    3.5 miles
    240 S. Plant Ave.
    Tampa, FL 33606
    (813) 849-5200
    3.5 PK-8
    600
  • Tampa
    Grades: PK-12 | 962 students
    1.7 miles
    3319 Bayshore Blvd
    Tampa, FL 33629
    (813) 839-5371
    1.7 PK-12
    962
  • Tampa
    Beach Park School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-8 | 70 students
    1.3 miles
    4200 W North A St
    Tampa, FL 33609
    (813) 289-3747
    1.3 PK-8
    70
  • Tampa
    Grades: PK-8 | 510 students
    0.8 miles
    3809 W Morrison Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33629
    (813) 876-8770
    0.8 PK-8
    510

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  
We have been a part of the St. Mary's (SMEDS) family for 12+ years, and couldn't be more thrilled with our experience. Now that we have one child in high school, we can clearly see the positive impact of the foundation that SMEDS provided for her. I could go on-and-on about all the reasons why we would recommend SMEDS for others, but since there's not enough space here to do that, I will simply say that I would recommend St. Mary's to anyone that is looking for a foundational community and school that will partner with you to enable your child to grow into his or her own with confidence and the tools needed for lifelong success. Kudos to the SMEDS leadership, faculty and staff for all that you do!
- Posted by
5  
Our daughter is currently enrolled at St. Mary's. My husband and I are most pleased with the small class sizes, safe environment (TPD officer always on duty), engaging academics, creative and dedicated teachers, and a focus on the whole child (fostering friendships, inclusion, respect for different backgrounds, developing public speaking skills, and incorporating relatable content pertaining to sacred studies). There is a lot of history and tradition at St. Mary's, which is wonderful; but I think the new head of school is doing, and will continue to do, an excellent job propelling us forward to challenge and engage both students and parents alike. These are such exciting times to be a Saint!
- Posted by
5  
We are incredibly pleased with our decision to send our son to St. Mary's. It has truly been a tremendous and enriching experience for him and our entire family. It has certainly exceeded our expectations and I would wholeheartedly recommend St. Mary's to anyone who is considering it
- Posted by
5  
St. Mary's is an amazing school! It is also a community. All four of our children have gone through this wonderful school. I cannot say enough about the academics, teachers and staff, sports, friendships, but most of all, the community feel and support we have received. St. Mary's is a "whole child" school, developing well-rounded, responsible and happy children.
- Posted by
5  
Top-notch school of excellence! I highly endorse and recommend St Mary`s as an extension for your family to be a part of. Five plus stars!
- Posted by
5  
St. Mary's provides a warm, enriching environment designed to help students excel both within the classroom and beyond. Our son has been challenged academically, learned positive study skills and been encouraged to engage in new activities. We believe our son will be a well rounded, well-equipped student prepared for high school and beyond.
- Posted by
5  
I currently have two children enrolled at St Marys and we could not be more pleased. Our children are being pushed academically, yet they don`t even realize it, as they have so much fun. They absolutely love their peers and feel very connected with a close knit family environment. The teacher's communication with parents is OUTSTANDING! I hear from my children's teachers personally every week and at times semi weekly when it comes to my youngest who is somewhat hyper :). The teachers know my children very well and give them customized attention. We joke about moving out West and both my kids start crying and saying they never want to leave St. Marys. The leadership at this school will always keep St Marys a special place.
- Posted by

Endorse St. Marys Episcopal Day School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
If you live outside the United States, choosing an American private school can be a confusing process. Here is an overview of the process.
Many people thought vouchers would never amount to much. Not only have they amounted to a great deal more than anybody could have thought, but vouchers have encouraged several more education choices to flourish.
Now that school has safely reopened, what can we parents do to support and encourage the schools we care about so much?
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please briefly describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Tampa, FL is $8,385 for elementary schools and $8,147 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Tampa, FL is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).