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


Commencement for the Class of 2021 set for May 23 in the Grove

By all accounts, Saint Mary's commencement embodies personal touches of academic excellence, personal achievement, friendship, tradition, grace, and empowerment that are hallmarks of the Saint Mary's experience.

For the first time since 2019, the sights and sounds of Pomp and Circumstance will fill the Grove at Saint Mary's School Sunday, May 23, 2021, as commencement exercises for the 179th session begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. This year, we celebrate the graduation of 78 seniors.

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Saint Mary's celebrates 179th birthday

Saint Mary’s School has been a leader and a pioneer in education for young women since its founding in Raleigh in 1842. This year, the school will celebrate its 179th birthday, May 12, 2021, with a celebration for students during Advisory Community Time.

History tells us 13 girls, “The Original 13,” arrived May 12, 1842, for the first day at Saint Mary's. A total of 21 students enrolled for the first session. The school has operated continuously on the same site in Raleigh ever since.

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