Student Life

What's the Saint Mary's difference? We know 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. 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.

Elected Student Leaders 2022-2023

Executive Student Government Association Officers 2022-2023

  • President: Caroline Bradshaw '23
  • Vice President: Lilly Larson '23
  • Secretary: Kee Griffith '23
  • Judicial Board Chair: Embree Duffy '23
  • Judicial Board Vice Chair: Eliza Dunn Tillman '23
  • Student Life Chair: Sienna Gilbert '23
  • Boarding Life Representative: Lilly Bryant '23
  • Day Life Representative: Sibley Hash '23
  • Senior Class President: Elizabeth Williamson '23
  • Chief Marshal: Chloe Pigues '23

Marshals 2022-2023

  • Chloe Pigues '23, Chief Marshal
  • Betsy Boyd '23
  • CC Chiavetta '23
  • Chelsea Coleman '23
  • Hayden Lund '23
  • Margaret Scoggin '23


12th Grade Officers

President: Elizabeth Williamson '23

Vice President: Emma Claire Broome '23

Secretary: Gillian Englert '23

Judicial Board Rep, Boarding: Elizabeth Zhang '23

Judicial Board, Boarding Representative: Bess Myers '23

Judicial Board Rep, Day: Margaret Montague '23 and Isabel Yates '23 

Student Life Council, Boarding Rep: Emily Norris '23

Student Life Council, Day Rep: Sarah Pratt Armes '23

Food Council, Boarding Rep: Anna Clair Wiggins '23

Food Council, Day Rep: Lucy Harris '23


10th Grade Officers

President: Lily Davis Horne '25

Vice President: Emma Teague '25

Secretary: Audrey Barnett '25

Student Life Council, Day Life Representative: Emme Seymour '25

Student Life Council, Boarding Life Representative: Eliza Gugenheim '25

Food Council, Boarding Representative: Carter Morrison '25

Food Council, Day Representative: Helen Wein '25

Judicial Board Boarder Rep: Louisa de Beer '25

Judicial Board Day Student Rep: Elise Anderson '25


11th Grade Officers

President: Helen Newcomb '24

Vice President: Lucy Whitford '24

Secretary: Abby Sottini '24

Judicial Board Rep, Boarding: Lilly Chafin '24 and Molly Lanahan '24

Judicial Board Rep, Day: Ava Bratten '24 and Anna Ross Carmichael '24

Student Life Council, Boarding Rep: Bryn Montgomery '24

Student Life Council, Day Rep: Mary Susan Rideout '24

Food Council, Boarding Rep: Audrey Smithwick '24

Food Council, Day Rep: Anna Jones '24


9th Grade Officers

President: Adeline Layton '26

Vice President: Emma Cimo '26

Secretary: Colleen Eveson '26

Student Life Council, Day Life Representative: Harper Heffner '26

Student Life Council, Boarding Life Representative: Liv Jones '26

Food Council, Boarding Representative: to be determined

Food Council, Day Representative: Emily West '26

Student Life Dogs


Girls in dorm room



Student Life News

Throughout Saint Mary’s history, clubs and organizations have been an integral part of student life. Today, Saint Mary’s boasts clubs that have been active on campus for more than a century as well as those launched and created by students just this year.

The annual club and organization assembly in Pittman Auditorium and club fair on the lawn was held Monday, September 20, to introduce this year’s clubs, facilitate students signing up for open membership groups, and officially kicking off the year’s club activities.

Read More about Annual Club Fair showcases abundant extracurricular opportunities for Saint Mary’s students

Check out our photos from this month!

Weekly Gallery

May 26, 2023

Life at Saint Mary's • May 2023