Competencies for Life

Saint Mary’s School strives, through its academic curriculum to challenge each student to embrace the habits of an intellectual life. The faculty work to prepare each student to take responsibility for herself and for her future. We intend that graduates of Saint Mary’s School develop the Saint Mary’s 10 Competencies, building their skills on a foundation marked by core knowledge of a liberal arts curriculum.

The 10 key competencies fostered through Saint Mary's programs are: 

  • Collaboration

  • Communication

  • Critical thinking

  • Cross-cultural intelligence

  • Growth mindset

  • New media literacy & computational thinking

  • Self-expression

  • Self-directed learning

  • Servant Leadership

  • Social-emotional intelligence