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, global studies, and much more.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 447 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,700
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
447 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
St. Marys Episcopal Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
62 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size
22 students
Advanced Courses
Honors Algebra I, Honors Geometry, Honors Physical Science
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(School uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition assistance is available.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kathleen Lopez

Sports

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, global studies, and much more.
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
5  
It is my son's first and last year at St. Mary`s! He is in geometry and is one of the smartest little lads in his grade. Even though he is wise if he doesn`t succeed in getting all A`s every quarter I take all of his belongings and lock him in a cage for months on end. I can`t wait for my daughter Noknees to go to St.Mary`s and have a great experience!
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5  
This school is amazing to get your Jesus on. We have the nicest church and have the best acolytes. We have really cute girls at our school and we go on rides in the school vans with them. It`s very giggly in there. Sometimes they even disappear. I think they went to heaven. Jody Kerr is also a great thing to watch during chapel. Her little mini self waddled up and down the aisles. This is a great school for Jesus.
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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!
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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!
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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
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 447 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,700
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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