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School Profile 2018-2019

CEEB/ACT School Code 343235

Brendan J. O'Shea, Head of School
Leslie Owen, Dean of Teaching and Learning

J. Morgan Phillips, Director of College Counseling
mphillips@sms.edu, 919-424-4117
Ruth Morrongiello, Associate Director of College Counselor
rmorrongiello@sms.edu, 919-424-4068
Kyong Lee, College Counselor
klee@sms.edu, 919-424-4069 
Weldon Jackson Byrtus, Registrar
wbyrtus@sms.edu, 919-424-4008

MISSION STATEMENT 

Saint Mary’s School, a community dedicated to academic excellence and personal achievement, prepares young women for college and life. To accomplish our mission, Saint Mary’s School challenges each young woman to embrace the habits of an intellectual life, engages her with the past and the emerging future, and empowers her to serve and shape her world; fosters in each young woman a spirit of connection to others, guides her in developing her spiritual and ethical integrity, and prepares her to take responsibility for herself and her future. 

SAINT MARY’S SCHOOL FACTS 

• Founded in 1842
• 4th oldest girls' boarding and day school in the country
• Enrollment: 273 students representing 12 states and 8 countries
• 61 members of the Class of 2019
• 54% boarding students and 46% day students
• 34% of students receiving financial aid
• 100% of graduates attending 4-year colleges
• 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio; average class size is 13 students
• Average teaching experience for faculty is 16 years
• 81% of faculty hold advanced degrees in their fields, including seven PhDs
• Accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
• Member of the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, National Association of Independent Schools, Southern Association of Independent Schools, North Carolina Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Episcopal Schools, The Association of Boarding Schools
• College Counselors are members of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling, and the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools

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academic program, standardized tests, course offerings,
and college and university matriculations
for the classes of 2016-2018.