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


Martin Luther King Day of Service • January 2020



Girls in dorm room


Student Life News

Two weeks ago, five Saint Mary’s students and two faculty members attended the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) and People of Color Conference (PoCC) in Seattle, Washington. I was fortunate to be one of those students. The SDLC conference is hosted by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and attracts participants from nearly every state and from several countries. 

Read More about Student Diversity Leadership Conference: empowered to be an ally