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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A-
St. Mary's College High School is a top rated, private, Catholic school located in Berkeley, CA. It has 630 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. Tuition is $17,760 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 88% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$17,760
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

St. Mary's College High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1220
181 responses
Average ACT
28
84 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
  • Diversity Fair
    25%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Peace and Justice Days
    16%
  • Dance Show
    11%
  • Enrichment Week
    11%
  • Father Daughter Dance and Prom
    9%
  • Talent Show
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
630
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Poll
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$119,322
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,809
National
$949
Median Home Value
$834,693
National
$184,700
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St. Mary's College High School Reviews

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I have really enjoyed my time at Saint Mary's. With the teachers' true passion and dedication for their jobs and the students' unwavering friendliness and curiosity, my four years here have been defined by a quality education and a vibrant community.
The best part about Saint Mary's is the community. The school brings together students from all over, creating an expansive community that represents students from a variety of backgrounds. It actively strives to ensure that every student feels included in the community with events like the Diversity Fair and a wide range of clubs and extracurriculars.
Also, Saint Mary's e-week programming has allowed me to experience things I never would have at another school, like service in places like the Blackfeet Reservation or Akumal, Mexico — invaluable experiences that have been highlights of my high school experience.
Saint Mary's has truly felt like home for me, and has done an amazing job of preparing for my future. I'm going to miss it!
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I really loved Saint Mary's! The student body is really diverse and most people are really open minded which is something I liked. I also really loved a lot of the teachers, they all want to help you succeed and make themselves available to help you! One my my favorite classes was epistemology and I was excited for that class coming to Saint Mary's because it is not a required course at many high schools. Only complaint I have in the dress-code. It really isn't that bad I just do not see the point in it. I could make the same complaint about many schools on that however so it shouldn't be a major concern for anyone.
I loved Saint Mary's. The experience I had was transformative and positive as a whole.

Reading over critical reviews, I can agree with parts of their feedback.
Racial/Ethnic diversity is top-notch, socioeconomic diversity less so– that's what you get at a private school. Of course there will be elitists; knock em down a peg for the rest of us!
As a function of its smaller size, the school lacks a larger culture.
The arts program is severely underfunded. This is coming from a theatre-jock; knowing both sides, its sad to see that the arts program is not given more money. But that's not to say that it's a bad program! The people in it are great and extremely passionate and creative, despite the circumstances.

The teachers and faculty are great. They truly want to be there. They are passionate about their jobs and willing to help, as long as you ask. The Retreats!! Morning announcements!! The campus. I'm running out of characters.

I had a great time.