Student Life


Saint Mary’s knows you want more than just a classroom experience.

That's why our Academic and Student Life teams work together to make sure your Saint Mary’s experience doesn’t end with your last class of the day. You will find the possibilities are endless for you to explore your interests and discover who you are and who
you want to become.

Leadership education is integrated into all activities across campus. You will be challenged to ask questions and examine the “why” of things as you are empowered to speak up and speak out. You will enjoy the freedom to be you – the REAL you, as you develop a personal sense of accountability and respect for yourself and others. And you will utilize the resources found in our urban Raleigh location, to contemplate how your actions impact our school, our wider community, and even our world.

Whether joining a club, running for student government, dancing the night away at Winter Formal, traveling to a mixer off campus, or working in the school’s community garden, you will be an important part of our vibrant living and learning community. And no matter
what you choose to do, you can be sure your classmates and the network of dedicated adults will be there to encourage and celebrate you every step of the way.


Student Life Dogs


Virtual Life at Saint Mary's • March 2020



Girls in dorm room


Student Life News

Saint Mary's School is a member of The Triangle Diversity Alliance (TDA), a coalition of students and teachers from local independent schools interested in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Each year a member school hosts the annual TDA conference where participant discuss DEI issues, affirm their identities, make new friends, cultivate leadership skills, and become agents for positive change. Mahari Bennett '23 was at the Jan. 2020 conference and reflects on her TDA experience.

Read More about Triangle Diversity Alliance: Let go and be yourself