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


The 38th annual Lighting O' the Grove has been rescheduled to Tuesday, December 18, due to the impending winter weather predicted for this weekend, the original date for this special evening. The service of Lessons and Carols starts that evening at 5:30, sharp, in the Chapel. The Lighting O' the Grove will be held in front of Smedes/The Grove at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m. The Beacon Christmas Party, featuring the Echo washtub band Christmas show, will take place in Smedes-Emory Parlor at 8 p.m. The Christmas Tea is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Please note the changes in the usual order of events.

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Students in Instructor of English Alison Chernin's A.P. Language class presented advertising projects in their classes recently. The assignment, designed to better understand ethos, pathos, and logos through the creation of advertisements promoting Saint Mary's School, allowed students to apply what they were learning to a real-world context that had relevance for them. The assignment also engaged the girls in exercising key competencies like communication and collaboration.

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