2020-2021 | School Opening and Registration Information


Please scroll down to see e-communications from Saint Mary's School regarding the 2020-2021 academic year.

The information is organized by the date of the communication, with the most recent email first.

Questions? Please email Lois Utt in the Head of School Office. 



Dear Saint Mary’s Students and Parents,

It is with great excitement I write to you today. We are just a week away from welcoming our first students back to campus for the new school year.  A tremendous amount of time and effort have been dedicated to helping make the return to school as seamless as possible, and we are ready to welcome all our students to this new and different year at Saint Mary's!

We hope the regular communications you've been receiving from Saint Mary's are helping you to feel ready, too. I want to remind you that you can find much of that information on our website on the 2020-21 School Opening & Registration Information under Quicklinks.  We also recently created a Student-Parent Resource page with more detailed information.  This page is accessible through the student and parent portals and will be updated regularly as circumstances require.

Read more.

For All Saint Mary's Families | August 6 email

More information about the start of the school year from Head of School Brendan O'Shea

August 6, 2020

Dear Saint Mary’s Families,

As the opening of school draws near, the significance of the correspondence from Saint Mary’s becomes increasingly important. Especially during this unusual time for all of us, attention to the details becomes paramount. Please take your time to read through this information thoroughly and complete the necessary signature requests as soon as possible. Many of them come with due dates.

Read more.

2020-2021 | Fall Athletics and Triangle Fitness

Click here for a message from Director of Athletics Rob Weltz with details about our fall sports season and Triangle Fitness.

Click here for Triangle Fitness information and first trimester offerings.

Click here to register for fall sports and/or Triangle Fitness by Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

Parking Passes for Students

If a student plans to park a vehicle on campus, she must complete this form by Friday, August 21, 2020.


Other links/forms from Aug. 6 email:

For boarding families: 



School Opening Plan from Head of School Brendan O'Shea

July 28, 2020

Dear Saint Mary’s School Families,

In just a month's time, Saint Mary’s will begin classes for the 2020-2021 academic year. It’s certainly an exciting time, though this year the unbounded joy of a new school year is mixed with a bit of anxiousness brought on by the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand you have numerous questions. We have endeavored to put together a comprehensive document to answer your questions and provide you with essential information regarding the opening of school for the coming academic year.

Read more.

Click here for School Opening Plan.


Academic Update from Dean of Teaching and Learning | Summer Reading List

June 18, 2020

Dear Saint Mary's Families,

I hope this e-newsletter finds you and your family doing well during this challenging and unpredictable time.  

At Saint Mary's,  we are making preparations for the arrival of our students, as you read in Mr. O'Shea's recent email. As we assess how best to keep our community healthy while providing an excellent educational experience for our girls, we endeavor to be highly communicative to ensure our community is informed and up-to-date with our work.

Click here to read complete message from Dean Owen.

Click here for 2020 Summer Reading information.  

FOR ALL SAINT MARY'S FAMILIES | June 16, 2020 email

Opening of School Fall 2020 | From Head of School Brendan O'Shea

June 16, 2020

Dear Members of the Saint Mary’s Community,

I hope this letter finds each of you doing well, staying safe and healthy, and finding creative ways to spend quality time with your family and friends. The purpose of this letter is to give you preliminary information regarding the start of the 2020-2021 school year – the 179th session in the history of Saint Mary’s.

We are looking forward to the new year and the energy it brings as together we affirm our commitment to preparing our students for the opportunities and challenges ahead of them. The plan for the start of the school year strives to balance providing an engaging, robust, community-centered educational experience for our students with maintaining and promoting the health, safety, and care for each member of our school community.

Read more. 


FOR NEW FAMILIES | May 12, 2020 email

May 12, 2020

Dear New Saint Mary's Families,

We are delighted to again welcome your family to Saint Mary’s School! We look forward to your daughter joining us for the 2020-2021 school year. In these uncertain times, we hope you know you can count on Saint Mary's School to provide a positive, challenging, and meaningful high school experience for your daughter.

We are operating under the assumption that we will be starting classes for the 2020-2021 school year on Monday, August 24. To that end, Saint Mary’s will be sending you a series of emails with important information to help you and the school prepare for the upcoming academic year. Please be sure to check your email regularly and read the information provided carefully.

Click here for complete message including information about selecting courses, placement testing, advisor information, and various forms for completion by June 15, 2020. 


April 21, 2020

From Binder Health Center: 

CLICK HERE for Binder Health Center information including:

  • Instructions for completing required Magnus Health forms (by July 15, 2020)
  • Medication and Glenwood South Pharmacy registration information
  • Student health insurance requirements
  • And more...