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 2020

Saint Mary's School has made it successfully through three months of in-person learning in the fall of 2020. The school will pause for the Thanksgiving break, Nov. 19-30, 2020 with no classes and offices closed. The school transitions to a period of virtual learning after Thanksgiving break beginning Dec. 1 until Dec. 18. The Christmas/winter holiday break begins at the end of the day, Dec. 18. Following the Christmas break, we have a week of virtual learning planned before students return to campus for in-person classes and activities beginning Jan. 11, 2021.

Saint Mary's wishes all students, faculty, staff, alumnae, friends, and families a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

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Black Box Dance Theatre offers impactful collaboration in Seminar Program

Saint Mary’s School seminar program integrates what we know girls need, with what we know of the changing world girls will be facing, to provide relevant, forward-looking, real-world opportunities to prepare girls for college and life. In collaboration with Saint Mary’s Seminar faculty, Black Box Dance Theatre is working with our students to provide innovative programming to explore topics relevant to the areas of focus as well as current events for each grade level.

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