Countdown to Graduation!

Each May, commencement celebrates the culmination of each girl’s Saint Mary’s education, as seniors process from Smedes Hall through the Grove of stately oak trees to receive their high school diplomas in a beautiful, traditional ceremony filled with pomp and circumstance and joy. By all accounts, Saint Mary’s commencement embodies personal touches of academic excellence, personal achievement, friendship, tradition, grace, honor, dignity, and courage that are hallmarks of the Saint Mary’s experience. 

Important Dates

  • April 13th: 7:00pm Prom, The Pavilion at Carriage Farm, students meet at school for departure.
  • April 22-26th: Senior Week
  • April 22nd: Class of 2024 Welcome to the Alumnae Association Program, Smedes Terrace, Time TBD
  • April 25th: Senior Internship and Capstone Defenses, Ragland Hall, 1:00pm-3:30pm
  • April 26th: Spring Fling, The Grove, 12:00pm
  • April 30th: Recognition of Senior Vestry Members, Chapel, 11:15am
  • May 6-17th: AP Exams
  • May 10th: Last Day of Classes for Seniors
  • May 12th: Senior Boarder Recognition, Chapel, 7:00pm
  • May 13-14th: Senior Exams
  • May 15th: 11:30am Senior Brunch, Carolina Country Club
  • May 16th: Spring Sports Assembly, Bacon Gym, 11:15am
  • May 17th: Graduation Practice for Students, Chapel, 10:00am (9:45a.m. is on time! On time is late.....and you know what late'll be left! So encourage your senior to be 15 minutes ahead on this important day-many thanks in advance!)
  • May 17th: Honors Convocation, Bacon Gymnasium, 2:00pm
  • May 18th: Senior Dinner and Farewell Program, The Hannah Smith Quad, 6:00pm
  • May 19th: Baccalaureate, Chapel, 9:30am
  • May 19th: Commencement, The Grove, 10:30am



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