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Ragland, Cruikshank, Bratton Hall, Kenan Library, the Chapel - these and other spaces on campus have been central to the Saint Mary's experience for generations of young women.

Today, Saint Mary's is preparing to transform once again with a new campus Master Plan designed to "embrace the beauty of our campus, honor our history, and provide us with a solid foundation to grow our programming and community as we move through the 21st century," says former Board Chair Gloria Taft Becker '92HS.

Following an extensive search for the right partner, Saint Mary's Board of Trustees selected Glavé and Holmes Architecture of Richmond, Va., to work with the school to develop the campus Master Plan. The Board of Trustees Master Plan Committee, under the leadership of William Monk, spent 2018 working closely with Glavé and Holmes to identify the school's strengths and opportunities, and to align those with a framework to advance the physical environment of the school. Information gathered through a comprehensive site analysis, as well as input form students, faculty, staff, and alumnae regarding programming and the use of campus spaces was used in creating the Master Plan.

The Master Plan has four primary goals:

1. Enhance the all-girls student experience


  • Integrate the campus into a vibrant boarding/day community.

  • Create collaborative and inclusive spaces, social gathering areas, and flexible classrooms.

  • Promote the distinct all-girls curriculum with improved, dedicated facilities.

2. Capitalize on the legacy and the location of Saint Mary's School


  • Integrate community engagement and revenue-producing opportunities. 
  • Create welcoming, state-of-the-art facilities for use by students, alumnae, and the community.
  • Promote the school’s unique environment of mentorship, confident discourse, and leadership.
3. Re-energize campus to maximize existing resources


  • Integrate and improve housing for on-dorm faculty and students.
  • Create program synergies and efficiencies within and between existing buildings.
4. Promote existing core programs in academics, arts, and athletics.


  •  Promote existing core programs in academics, arts, and athletics.