Core Values and Academic Grounding
As a Roman Catholic, parish high school, St. Mary's is committed to honoring the dignity of each individual as a person created in the likeness of God. St. Mary’s strives to mold young men and women who are more deeply human—people of faith, sensitivity, and integrity. St. Mary's seeks to guide each student on the path of service to family, school, parish, community, and nation.
In the spirit of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, St. Mary's High School is dedicated to academic excellence and to the preparation of each student for secondary education. St. Mary’s boasts an expert professional faculty and a challenging college-preparatory curriculum. Student-teacher ratio is 15:1 and average class size is 25. Fully 80% of faculty members have earned advanced degrees in their subject areas. Teachers strive to challenge students of varying abilities and learning styles.
A College-Preparatory Approach
St. Mary’s graduates have gone on to become leaders at many of the strongest colleges and universities in the United States, including places like Boston College, Brown, Georgetown, Dartmouth, Harvard, Cornell, Stanford, Williams, Johns Hopkins, and Notre Dame.
Students in the class of 2016 were admitted to 148 different colleges and universities. Seventy-two percent of the class enrolled in schools outside the state of Maryland, from Montana to Florida, Connecticut to California, Texas to Rhode Island. The class earned over $11 million in scholarships and grants. To date, twenty one St. Mary’s graduates have enrolled at the United States Naval Academy.
St. Mary's High School employs a full-time college advisor to assist with the entire college process. Each of our students receives a Naviance portal in their freshmen year which becomes their digital resume. They are then afforded the opportunity to meet with over 40 representatives that come to campus to meet with students to give them a chance to experience face to face interviews with college representation. Our college advisor oversees a summer application bootcamp which gives our students the tools to yield the best results during their application process.
The investment of a private education is a sacrifice. We don't take that lightly therefore we work extremely hard to foster a solid academic foundation that prepares your teen for success in college and beyond. The relationships and vibrant community affords opportunities your teen wouldn't normally experience.