Our Programs

Saint Mary’s School is an interconnected community where intentional and collaborative teaching and learning promote critical thinking about the world.

Teachers challenge you — as you and your fellow students challenge each other — to examine ideas in new ways. Students at Saint Mary's are expected to question, to debate, to probe, to defend. You learn to voice your opinions with confidence.

An interdisciplinary approach ensures that no subject exists in isolation at Saint Mary’s School. Courses are interwoven so that students understand the links between different areas of study. Teachers and students in World Studies, Western Studies and American Studies classes make all sorts of connections among literature, history, art and other aspects of the cultures they study.

Here the faculty know that learning has no boundaries. Accessible both in and out of the classroom, they take a personal interest in you, understanding that young women learn best when they feel part of a shared experience. Our approach is deliberate: together we learn more.

What the Research Shows

"Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College" -  Final report from a study conducted by the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies

"The Independent School Advantage" - from the National Association of Independent Schools identifies the benefits independent schools offer.

SMS is a member of the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Episcopal Schools, the Southern Association of Independent Schools, the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools, and The Association of Boarding Schools. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools.

NEWS

Communications Office

Jordan Gelber '16, Saint Mary's alumna and Denison University sophomore, was featured in an article titled "Sexual Assault, Sororities and Statistics." Jordan is both a delegate from a Greek organization, Delta Gamma, and also an avid individual proponent for sexual respect on Denison's campus. In the article she says "her roots in this issue grow deep, starting with experiences she had while attending [Saint Mary's School,] where open dialogues and conversations regarding sexual respect were welcomed." Read the full article here. She goes on to say, "I was privileged to be in a place that supported my values of womanhood."

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Communications Office

Saint Mary's Chorale Director and Academic Chair Jennifer Moran was featured in a video from the National Coalition of Girls Schools (NCGS), while attending an NCGS Conference. Click here to check it out!

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