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


Thanksgiving Break set for Nov. 22-Dec. 2, 2019

Saint Mary’s students, faculty, and staff are excited to enjoy a long and well-deserved break to spend Thanksgiving week with families and friends. Thanksgiving break for students and faculty begins Friday, Nov. 22, at 12:30 p.m., and runs through Monday, Dec. 2. Dorms close at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22, and reopen at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2. Classes resume Tuesday, Dec. 3. Twelve-month staff offices (including admission, alumnae, business office, development, and marketing and communications) will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Monday, Dec. 2.

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Junior Ring Banquet celebrates beloved Saint Mary's ring tradition

It’s the moment Saint Mary’s juniors have been waiting for the past two years. Members of the Class of 2021 will receive their Saint Mary’s class rings at the annual Junior Ring Banquet, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019,  in Chan-Poyner Hall. The Ring Banquet has become a favorite event and rite of passage for juniors, as each girl is presented her ring by school officials in a formal ceremony with families in attendance.

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