Academics

Saint Mary's School is an interconnected community where creative and collaborative teaching and learning happen in every part of school life.

Here you will build a strong academic and personal foundation while discovering your intellectual courage and growing as a lifelong learner.

An interdisciplinary approach ensures no subject exists in isolation at Saint Mary’s School. Coursework is integrated so you build on existing knowledge and make important connections between areas of study.

Teachers challenge you—as you and your fellow students challenge each other—to examine ideas in new ways. You find the courage to ask questions, debate, probe and defend. You discover your voice and use it with confidence. You achieve more than you ever thought possible.

Academic News

Amber Morse '18

Good morning everyone. I would like to start off with how humbled I am to be standing in front of you today, and I am grateful to my class for giving me this opportunity. As a short aside, I'd like to take this time thank faculty, staff, underclasswomen, parents, and families, because behind every graduate in the class of '18 is a multitude of great people who helped her get this far. Graduates, let's give them a big round of applause.

For this speech, I did a lot of research because I wanted to make this really great for you all. The class of 2018 deserves that. To let you know my process, I read through past Saint Mary's commencement speeches, I watched highschool speakers from across the country on youtube, and most importantly, I studied in depth the inspirational graduation speech of High School Musical 3 protagonist, Troy Bolton.

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Victoria Worsham '18

Valedictorian Victoria Worsham '18 delivered the following during the Saint Mary's School commencement exercises on May 20, 2018:
Good morning and welcome Mr. O'Shea, families, faculty, friends, guests, students, and graduates. On behalf of the class of 2018, I would first like to take a moment to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the teachers, parents, advisors, and other important people in our lives for the care, time, and dedication generously given to us graduates throughout the past four years. We are grateful for your unwavering support, and we acknowledge that our success would not be possible without your guidance.

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