Academic Science Room

Where's the fun in an easy A? You want a hard-earned one.


Athletics Soccer Field

It's not about participation trophies. You want a new personal best.


Become the person you want to be.

At Saint Mary’s School, we break stereotypes every day. Beginning with the ones about girls’ schools. Along with no uniforms, there are also no limits to what you can accomplish here.

Our 23-acre campus is located in vibrant downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, just blocks away from some of the nation’s most forward-thinking companies—many of which offer internships, mentorships, and hands-on learning opportunities for our students.

In our open-door classrooms, we follow an innovative curriculum that’s as demanding as it is inspiring. Here, you will be challenged to think critically and collaboratively, exercise leadership skills, embrace your independence, and explore your passions as you prepare to excel in college and beyond.

If you’re ready to shatter expectations on the way to unlocking your true potential, Saint Mary’s School has everything you need.

You've got this.

Smedes Hall


Saint Mary's School students, faculty, and staff will enjoy the Easter weekend with a holiday break April 19-22. There will be no classes and offices will be closed, Good Friday, April 19, and Easter Monday, April 22. Dorms will remain open. Fun activities, outings, and meals are planned for students spending Easter weekend on campus. Boarders who leave for the weekend return Monday, April 22, by 5:45 p.m. Classes resume Tuesday, April 23.

Read more about Easter Holiday 2019

Saint Mary's Head of School Brendan O'Shea is pleased to announce that political commentator and best-selling author Cokie Roberts has accepted the invitation to serve as Saint Mary's 2019 commencement speaker. Commencement exercises for Saint Mary's 177th academic session will be held Sunday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m., in the school's historic oak Grove in downtown Raleigh. Sixty-one young women will receive their high school diplomas.

Read more about Cokie Roberts is Saint Mary's 2019 commencement speaker