On October 11, 2017, Saint Mary's 14th Head of School was installed in a ceremony in the school's historic chapel. Alumna and member of Saint Mary's Board of Trustees Dr. Mary Dana Hinton '88HS delivered the following address on this historic occasion.
Frances Williams '20 reflects on her Compass Explorations experience during which she participated in a two-part, deep-dive workshop about leaning in and offering support to those around you.
My experience with the I've Got Your Back exploration workshop was perspective altering. I was introduced to new people and their stories. Coming from dancing my whole life, to be put in a studio with first-time dancers was a new experience. I was fortunate to work alongside my peers, as well as my dance teacher, Ms. Pearson, when she was truly in her element. Her dance company, Black Box Dance Theatre, does truly inspiring work with veterans such as Alfredo Hurtado, who was a pleasure to meet and dance with.
Saint Mary's School is dedicated to academic excellence and personal achievement for girls. In today's complex and global 21st century, that means Saint Mary's is intentional about guiding girls to build the competencies they need to successfully navigate college and life – competencies like critical thinking, collaboration, cross-cultural intelligence and communication. Girls develop these and other competencies at Saint Mary's through a variety of hands-on educational programs, experiences and platforms including the use and study of current and emerging technologies.
This year, Saint Mary's is proud to be an official TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) site and to offer a new introductory coding class. Funded by Microsoft Philanthropy, TEALS recruits, mentors, and places passionate high-tech professionals in high school classes to teach as volunteer instructors.
Saint Mary's Raney Wilson '19 shares her perspective on travel following her experience at the Young Women's Leadership Summit in the Dominican Republic during the summer of 2017.
To be honest, the trip to the Dominican Republic wasn't at all what I expected it to be. I wasn't really close to any of the girls going, I didn't know Ms. Jackson, and I had no idea what to expect from the culture or the activities planned despite the multiple informational meetings we had prior to the trip.
In the following blog, published on ncgs.org on June 29, 2017,Megan Murphy, executive director of The National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS), of which Saint Mary's is a member school, talks about how the all-girls' school environment empowers girls to find and use their voices - "taking center stage" to speak their minds without interruption.