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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Saint Mary's School successfully completed the academic year through virtual, distance learning. While our campus is currently closed to visitors, the Admission Office is open and staff is happy to speak with you from their home offices. We encourage families to contact us at 919-424-4100 and visit us online where you can learn more about the school with a new virtual resource page. Learn More

A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B+

Applying

Application Deadline
January 30
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$28,515
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$56,875
Received Financial Aid
34%
Average Financial Aid
From Saint Mary's School

Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, North Carolina, is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory, boarding and day school dedicated to academic excellence and personal achievement for girls in grades 9-12. With a mission to prepare girls for college and life, Saint Mary’s immerses girls in a dynamic learning environment offering both hands-on classroom learning and opportunities for real-world experiences. Focused on developing key competencies like critical thinking, collaboration, cross-cultural intelligence and new media literacy, Saint Mary’s offers AP courses, innovative electives, a unique seminar program, college counseling, a rich arts program, 11 sports, and a thriving urban location. Saint Mary’s welcomes students from across the region, the state, the country and the world and encourages every girl to grow as a young woman of intelligence, integrity and purpose.

Saint Mary's School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1280
60 responses
Average ACT
30
37 responses

Virtual Learning at Saint Mary's School

At Saint Mary’s, the move to online learning expanded an existing, short-term virtual learning plan while inspiring new possibilities for its innovative, 21st-century academic program. Saint Mary’s online learning is growth-based and designed specifically for girls, offering myriad opportunities for collaborative, student-driven learning – key competencies that leverage the strength of girls.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.3 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.3 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Lighting of the Grove (Christmas celebration)
    38%
  • Chapel, twice per week
    25%
  • Junior Speeches
    13%
  • Sigma-Mu Competitions
    13%
  • Spring Fling
    13%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    52%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    International Boarding Students

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    296
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.3 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.3 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.3 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    --
    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.Take our survey
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.Take our survey
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.Take our survey

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    Saint Mary's School Reviews

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    Coming in as a freshman over 3 years ago was definitely nerve-racking, especially because I had to leave my small hometown, but I can honestly say choosing to attend Saint Mary's has been the best decision I have ever made. I have made life long friends and memories, but most importantly, I have been given an education that I never would have received if I had stayed home. The teachers and staff here are phenomenal! Saint Mary's is more than a school, it is a close community where we are all family.
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    I heard great thing about this school. Turns out they were right. I feel happy at this school, and even though I'm asian, I fell accepted. I like living on campus because it's very convenient and the location is great. Though the tuition is high, I definitely recommend this school. It is worth the price!
    Attending St. Mary’s was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The campus is beautiful and the friends I made are forever friends. The academics are rigorous but the teachers are there to help you every step of the way. Anyone in the Administration is happy to see you, happy to help guide you and happy to encourage you. I thank my parents regularly for allowing me to have graduated from such a fine school and will carry the traditions in my heart forever.