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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.

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Saint Mary’s School Receives Transformational $1 Million Anonymous Challenge Grant

Gift will make a major impact at all-girls college preparatory high school by helping eliminate debt

Raleigh, N.C., March 30, 2021 – Saint Mary’s School is pleased to announce the receipt of a $1 million challenge gift made by an anonymous donor as a way to inspire others to support the all-girls college preparatory high school and help eliminate debt incurred from past strategic growth initiatives.

"We are thrilled and humbled by this generous challenge gift to Saint Mary's School," says Frank B. Holding, Jr. and Ruth E. Perry Holding '81C, chairs of the school's Saint Mary's Forever campaign. "By making a $1 million challenge during the quiet leadership phase of our campaign, this anonymous donor hopes to inspire others to give. All new gifts and pledges designated for debt reduction and secured by December 31, 2021, will count in this challenge and could mean a total gift of $2 million toward our goal of total debt elimination."

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Jamie Valvano to speak at Saint Mary's Commencement for the Class of 2021

All-girls college preparatory high school welcomes cancer advocate, motivational speaker, and daughter of the late Jim Valvano as guest speaker

Raleigh, N.C., March 23, 2021 – Saint Mary’s School is pleased to announce Jamie Valvano as its keynote speaker for the institution's 2021 commencement exercises to conclude its 179th year. Ms. Valvano accepted the invitation from Head of School Brendan O'Shea and will address the class of 2021 during its on-campus, socially-distanced graduation ceremony to be held in the school’s historic oak Grove in downtown Raleigh, Sunday, May 23, 10:30 a.m.

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