Overview

At Saint Mary’s School, we challenge girls academically – to be BOLD, to be INSPIRED, to be PREPARED, and to become EXTRAORDINARY. What sets Saint Mary's School apart from other schools? Our parents say it’s the safety in an urban environment, the small classes, and extraordinary college admission services from three full-time college counselors. Our students say it’s the sense of community, the Honor Code, “space to be yourself,” the location (near cultural centers, concerts, shopping, and restaurants), and feeling accepted and empowered in their learning and social growth. Two identity markers also make Saint Mary’s School a distinct option for high school: we are all-girls, and we are a boarding school, as well as a day school. “Growing up girl” is harder than ever, and Saint Mary’s is intentional in its efforts in helping girls grow up healthy. In an all-girl environment, Saint Mary’s students enjoy not just equal opportunity, but every opportunity, and learning takes center stage without social distractions. Here girls are supported by a culture, climate, and community that together generate high levels of personal and academic self-confidence and a can-do attitude. It’s a place where it’s cool to work hard and be a good student.
As a boarding school, Saint Mary’s provides a 24-hour learning environment focused on education supported by heightened interaction between students and their teachers, who see their work as a calling, not a job. Day students at Saint Mary’s have unique advantages, not found at other day schools, for extraordinary access to the school’s facilities, programs, and people—days and nights, weekdays and weekends. Of course, Saint Mary’s is more than college preparatory, independent, all-girls, day and boarding school. It is an honor code school, an Episcopal school, a tablet computer school, and an old school with a storied history and proud heritage. As one alumna aptly describes it, “Saint Mary’s is a fabulously modern take on a very traditional concept.”
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Saint Mary's School With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

A Boarding
A Matriculation
A- Academics
B Extracurricular activities
A Community
B+ Reviews
A- Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12
All-girls
Urban
ESL: No
Boarding Tuition: $64,250
Day S. Tuition: $33,000
# of Students: 306
Boarding Rate: 40%
Teacher:Student: 1:8%
International Student: 10%
AP Courses: 19
Endowment: $120,915/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 80%
SAT: 1260/1600
IB: No
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Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#1 Princeton University 1
#2 Columbia University 1
#21 Emory University 2
#25 University of Virginia 1
#28 New York University 3
#28 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 14
#28 Wake Forest University 2
#34 University of California: San Diego 1
#42 Case Western Reserve University 1
#48 University of Georgia 2
#49 Northeastern University 1
#55 University of Miami 1
LAC #11 Washington and Lee University 2
#59 University of Washington 1
#68 Fordham University 1
#75 Clemson University 1
#75 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1
#79 American University 2
#79 North Carolina State University 5
#83 Elon University 1
#83 Texas Christian University 4
Auburn University 1
#103 Drexel University 1
#103 Miami University: Oxford 2
#104 University of Colorado Boulder 1
LAC #22 University of Richmond 1
#117 University of South Carolina: Columbia 2
#127 University of Kentucky 2
LAC #46 Furman University 1
LAC #50 The University of the South 1
Agnes Scott College 1
Appalachian State University 3
College of Charleston 2
Columbia College Chicago 1
East Carolina University 5
Hampton University 1
Louisiana State University at Eunice 1
Marshall University 1
Reed College 1
University of Alabama 6
University of Lynchburg 1
University of Mary Washington 1
University of Mississippi 1
University of North Carolina at Charlotte 1
University of North Carolina at Wilmington 1
University of North Texas 1
University of Southern Maine 1
Wofford College 2
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AP Courses

(Total 19)
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Environmental Science
French Language and Culture
Psychology
Spanish Language and Culture
Statistics
Chemistry
English Language and Composition
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Environmental Science
French Language and Culture
Psychology
Spanish Language and Culture
Statistics
Chemistry
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
United States Government and Politics
United States History
Studio Art: Drawing
Comparative Government and Politics
Latin
Physics 1
Spanish Literature and Culture
Computer Science A
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Sports

(Total 12)
Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and Field
Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball
Cheerleading
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

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Admission Ambassadors
Art Share Club
Babysitters Club
Babysitting Club
Black Student Union Bookmark Club
Bullet Journal Club
Chess Club
Development Ambassadors
The Echo senior washtub band/singing group
Fashion Club
Admission Ambassadors
Art Share Club
Babysitters Club
Babysitting Club
Black Student Union Bookmark Club
Bullet Journal Club
Chess Club
Development Ambassadors
The Echo senior washtub band/singing group
Fashion Club
FOCUS Ministry Club
Folding for Fun Origami Club
Future Medical Professionals Club
Garden Club
Girls in Science
GirlUp Club
Granddaughters Club
HOLA(Hispanic/LatinX) Affinity Group
Ladies in Blue a cappella group
LGBTQ+ Club
Model United Nations
National Honor Society
One Love Club
Photography Club
Pickleball Club
Psychology Club Quill and Scroll International Honor Society for High School Journalists
Robotics Club
Science Olympiad Service League
Shop 1842 Club
Ski Club
Spanish Club
Speech and Debate Club
Stocks and Finance Club
Supersonic Dance Crew (KPop)
Teen Entrepreneurship Club
The Belles student newspaper Trapshooting Club
Undivided Attention Club (tutoring)
Writing Club
Young Democrats
Young
Republicans
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Arts

(Total 20)
Chamber Choir
Dance
Music
Theater
Graphic Design
Art
Tech Theater
Choir
Orchestra
Digital Photography
Chamber Choir
Dance
Music
Theater
Graphic Design
Art
Tech Theater
Choir
Orchestra
Digital Photography
Drawing
Film Production
Portfolio
2D Art
Art Survey
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1842
Campus Size: 23 acres
Boarding Rate: 40%
Religious Affiliation: Episcopal

Application Info

Deadline: Rolling
Interview: Skype, On Campus, Admission Travel to China, Zoom
Other Accepted Scores: Duolingo
School Code:
TOEFL: 5600
SSAT: 6790

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Brief Reviews

(Total 19)
4.5/ 5

Detailed Reviews

(Total 2)
5.0 / 5 Overall
5.0 / 5 Academics
5.0 / 5 Campus
4.0 / 5 Student Life
4.5 / 5 Athletic&Art
4.5 / 5 Transportation

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Frequently Ask Questions about Saint Mary's School

Tell me a bit about Saint Mary's School.
Saint Mary's School is All-girls private boarding school located in North Carolina, US. It was founded 1842 , and currently has about 306 students, 10.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.sms.edu/visit.
Does Saint Mary's School have rigorous academic requirements?
Saint Mary's School is offering 19 AP courses.

In recent years, 63 of their students score 4 and 5 in AP exams.

Saint Mary's School also have 80% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do Saint Mary's School students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 31.4% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 13.53% go to top 25, and about 0.97% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
What is the application requirement for Saint Mary's School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, Saint Mary's School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for Saint Mary's School’s All-girls student?
The total fee for Saint Mary's School in 2024 is $64,250 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admission@sms.edu .
Where is Saint Mary's School located?
Saint Mary's School is located in the State of North Carolina of USA. The closest major city is Raleigh, which is about 1 miles away from school. Most families can choose Raleigh-Durham International Airport to travel in and out of school.
How popular is Saint Mary's School on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, Saint Mary's School is among the most popular schools, within top 155 for all schools on FindingSchool.

Also Saint Mary's School has been favorited by 151 users.
How to start with an application with Saint Mary's School?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about Saint Mary's School. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit Saint Mary's School’s official site: http://www.sms.edu/visit or call them at 919-424-4100.
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to Saint Mary's School?
The closest major city is Raleigh. You can find out more schools near Raleigh here.
What is the FindingSchool rating for Saint Mary's School?
The overall rating for Saint Mary's School is A.

The section ratings of Saint Mary's School are:
A for Matriculation
A- for Academics
B for Extracurriculum
A for Community
B+ for Students and Parents reviews
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