Saint Mary's School

900 Hillsborough St.,
Raleigh, NC 27603
Tel: 919-424-4100
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 260 students
Saint Mary's School is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory, boarding and day school dedicated to academic excellence and personal achievement for girls in grades 9-12. 

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Saint Mary's School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 8-12
School Type All-girls Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1842 1908
Campus Size 23 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 260 students 300 students
% Students of Color 11% 18%
% International Students 11% 20%
% Students Boarding 48% 67%
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 13 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 16 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 75% 66%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$42,720 $47,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$20,000 $26,110
% Students on Financial Aid 36% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Jan. 30 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Director of Admissions Kim McDowell  
Associate Director of Admissions Emily Smith  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 11 14
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations 51 24
ExtracurricularsBeacon - Senior Honorary Leadership Club, Boarding and Day Prefects, Chamber Orchestra, Chorale/Honors Chorale, Community Service Council, Cooking Club, Day Council, Dorm Council, Drama Club, Echo - Senior Washtub Singing Group, Environmental Club, Film Club, Flute Choir, FOCUS - Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools, Food Council, French Club, French National Honors Society, GAP - Global Ambassadors Program, Girls Helping Girls - Peer Mediators, Granddaughters Club (direct descendants of alumnae), Judicial Board, Junior Classical League (Latin Club), Key Club, Ladies in Blue - a cappella group, Latin National Honors Society,

College Matriculation

Year: 2005-2009 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 44
North Carolina State University 33
Appalachian State University 19
University of South Carolina at Columbia 16
Meredith 15
Elon University 13
East Carolina University 11
College of Charleston 9
Clemson University 8
Wake Forest University 8
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • School accreditations: SMS is a member of the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Episcopal Schools, the Southern Association of Independent Schools, the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools, and The Association of Boarding Schools. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools.

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