Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, North Carolina, is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory, boarding and day school dedicated to academic excellence and personal achievement for girls in grades 9-12.
Founded in 1842, the historic, residential 23-acre campus is located in the heart of North Carolina's capital city of Raleigh, offering easy access to all the city has to offer as well as a peaceful oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle.
With a mission to prepare girls for college and life, Saint Mary’s immerses girls in a dynamic learning environment offering both hands-on classroom learning and opportunities for real-world experiences.
Focused on developing key competencies like critical thinking, collaboration, cross-cultural intelligence, and new media literacy, Saint Mary’s offers AP courses, innovative electives, a unique seminar program, college counseling, a rich arts program, 11 sports, and a thriving urban location.
In keeping with our Episcopal tradition, the Saint Mary's School community respects the worth and dignity of every person. As a boarding and day school, students learn and live beside girls from across the region, the state, the country, and the world as they explore new ideas, deepen their understanding, and grow as young women of intelligence, integrity, and purpose.
14 states and 6 countries
52% boarding / 48% day**
8:1 student to faculty ratio
* Based on opening day enrollment
**Based on three-year, rolling average.
"Saint Mary's students are challenged to find their courage, explore their passions and open their hearts and minds to new ideas as they prepare for independence and success in college and life."
Saint Mary's School is a member of
- The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS)
- The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
- The National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
- Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
- North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS)
- The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Saint Mary's School is accredited by