Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, North Carolina, is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory, boarding and day school dedicated to academic excellence and personal achievement for girls in grades 9-12. Founded in 1842, the historic, residential 23-acre campus is within easy driving distance of world-renowned Research Triangle Park and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
SMS offers a comprehensive range of opportunities enabling girls to compete in college and today's global economy. Saint Mary's School offers 15 Advanced Placement courses and a full complement of honors courses, competition in 11 sports and on 16 teams, a comprehensive fine arts program, and signature technology, advising, and co-curricular programs to prepare students for independence and success in college and life.
Thirty-six of the school's nationally recruited faculty and staff live on campus, and 81 percent of the faculty holds advanced degrees in their field. The student/faculty ratio is 8.4:1 and the average class size is 12.5 students. The school's 247 students represent 12 states and five foreign countries - China, Grand Cayman, Korea, Spain and the UK.