At St. Mary's our priorities are clear. We strive for academic excellence. This does not mean perfection but rather an ongoing analysis of our academic program and a perpetual striving to help each student realize their God-given potential. Learning at St. Mary's is considered a lifelong task and our teachers reflect this value by their own growth with new teaching skills as well as updating their understanding of any recent technology or research support that we make available to them. Our priorities, in the end, provide both St. Mary's students and St. Mary's faculty with the academic tools they need to be confident and successful.
The progressive academic program at St. Mary's derives its energy from an expert professional faculty and a challenging college-preparatory curriculum. With a student-teacher ratio of 15:1 and an average class size of 25, St. Mary's students enjoy access to 33 professional faculty, 80% of whom possess advanced degrees in their subject areas. In order to prepare these students for success in college and in life teachers at St. Mary's employ a curriculum that is rigorous in its challenge to students of varying abilities. Whether through our innovative teaching faculty, our full-time Office of College Advising, or our Office of Campus Ministry, St. Mary's is committed to nurturing each individual student on the journey toward personal achievement.
To quote Dr. Chris Morgan, Assistant Principal for Academics, "I've always believed that the teacher makes the school--more than policies or facilities. The best teachers are passionate, rigorous, and innovative. Their energy is contagious, as is their love fo the young people they teach. We call these the master teachers, the ones that create and recreate St. Mary's High School by involving students more deeply in what it means to learn and grow for a lifetime."