Annual Tuition

The tuition cost at Saint Mary's School is an annual, comprehensive tuition. Annual tuition includes a personal computer, textbooks, meals in school dining hall for all students, Binder Health Center, fitness room, free admission to school’s performing arts and athletic events including world-class Smedes Parlor Concert series. It does NOT include: optional off-campus activities, various weekend activities, athletic equipment, special services such as private instruction in music, outside tutoring, shuttle transportation to and from school for Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham students, transportation for personal off-campus appointments.



Tuition Insurance provides a way for families to protect their tuition investment and assist them in meeting their financial obligations in the event of an unexpected withdrawal of their daughter from the school. Under the plan, tuition insurance is required for enrollment at the school; however, if a family chooses to pay their full tuition by July 1, the tuition insurance plan becomes optional for enrollment. The cost of tuition insurance is approximately 2% of a student’s tuition (or that of tuition due following the award of financial aid). Please click here for more detailed information.

Seasonal Boarding is available for local day students. More information on our Seasonal Boarding page.

Transportation is available to and from Durham/Chapel Hill, Cary, and North Raleigh. More detailed information is available on our Transportation page.

"We are so happy to have discovered Saint Mary's for our daughter, Sophia. We are at a loss for words to express our thanks that Saint Mary's works with us to enable Sophia to be part of the community."HENRY & AMY BARSANTI

"It is a hard decision to send a child off to school, but when you realize the benefits she will gain from the complete Saint Mary's experience, the costs, of every kind, are miniscule in comparison."
Lee & Margaret Longley White

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*tuition for the 2019-2020 school year