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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    B
22600 Camp Calvert Rd
Leonardtown, MD 20650

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$16,500
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
41%
Average Financial Aid
$4,000
From St. Mary's Ryken High School

St. Mary’s Ryken is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory school community operated under the Xaverian Brothers’ sponsorship dedicated to academic excellence and individualized student growth.

Our 87-acre waterfront campus is located in Leonardtown, Maryland and models a small college, with four academic buildings, a 48,000 square foot health and wellness center, campus cafe, several athletic fields, tennis courts and a stadium with a six-lane track.

Students attend SMR from a large geographic region including Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's and Prince George's counties, as well as from Virginia. Although the majority of our students are Catholic, a variety of religions are represented.

Students experience diverse and progressive opportunities in academics, fine arts, athletics, service activities and campus ministry. By graduation, a St. Mary's Ryken student is a young adult who is well prepared for college and committed to Christian service and responsible citizenship.

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St. Mary's Ryken High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1180
240 responses
Average ACT
27
45 responses

Scholars Program at St. Mary's Ryken

The SMR Scholars Program features curriculum from the nationally recognized program, Project Lead the Way. STEM pathways are offered in Biomedical Science Computer Science (focus on Cybersecurity) and Engineering (focus on Aerospace Engineering). Humanities pathways are offered in Global and International Studies, Humanities, Performing Arts and Visual Arts.

Culture & Safety

Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Football games
    28%
  • Camo-out basketball game
    22%
  • Themed athletic games
    15%
  • Mass
    10%
  • Art events
    8%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    700
    70%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
    60%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    82%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
    Poll
    75%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    75%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
    56%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
    69%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
    Living in the Area
    A-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B-
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      B-
    Median Household Income
    $87,536
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $879
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $398,300
    National
    $184,700

    St. Mary's Ryken High School Reviews

    188 reviews
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    As graduation approaches, I reflect on the experiences I've had at SMR and the lessons that I have learned. The initial reason I decided to attend SMR was to compete in the WCAC, one of the most competitive high school sports conferences in the metropolitan area. However, it did not take long for me to recognize all of the other wonderful opportunities that SMR provides. I was able to grow in my faith through monthly school mass along with class retreats; where I was able to become closer to God as well as create new friendships. The student-to-faculty ratio allowed for me to develop strong and open relationships with my teachers, making my high school experience that much more enjoyable. I have received endless support from the staff and faculty at SMR in my education, athletics, religion, and college decision process. SMR works to ensure each of its students has both a successful and enjoyable high school experience!
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    Ryken is a "college preparatory" school but doesn't really provide good resources to students to prepare for college or help them with their college admissions process. It does not offer dual enrollment which allows students to gain college credits. Faculty doesn't do a good job at helping students find their perfect college or teach them how to apply to colleges and scholarships or write admissions essays. Faculty also does not listen to students opinions at all and hires teachers that are inadequate. When students complain about inept teachers, nothing is done to fix the problem. Students are misrepresented and many issues are swept under the rug and not addressed, especially when it comes to discrimination problems.
    I like not only the experiences my child is having, but I like the opportunities presented. I have seen growth in her academics, mindset, demeanor, and intellect. She is excelling as a student and I couldn't be more proud. One thing I would like to see grow is the diversity within the administration and student body. The school is open to change and growth but that is something I would like to see grow. Nonetheless, I am proud to say, my child is a Knight, and I cannot wait to see how this translates into her higher education. I believe this school will do more than prepare her academically for what waits ahead.