At a Glance
St. Mary’s is a Catholic college-preparatory school educating students grades 6-12 from more than thirty communities on Boston’s North Shore. Our rigorous academic and co-curricular programs encourage young men and women to reach their spiritual, intellectual, moral, physical and creative potential.
Pillars for Success
- CATHOLIC: we provide faith-based education that promotes the values of community and service to others
- EXCELLENCE: we offer a quality college-preparatory education in a learning environment where students are held to rigorous academic standards
- INTEGRITY: we encourage students to participate in extracurricular activities to develop leadership, perseverance and collaborative excellence
- RESPECT: our faculty recognizes the individuality of each student and work together to fully prepare students for future endeavors
St. Mary's is a Catholic, college-preparatory school serving grades 6-12. Our rigorous academic and extra-curricular programs encourage young men and women to reach their spiritual, intellectual, moral, physical and creative potential.
St. Mary's is a co-educational, secondary school where all students receive a quality academic experience in keeping with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. St. Mary's strives to form leaders who love God, work hard and are compassionate toward others. We enable our students to develop their intellectual, moral and physical talents to acquire a more perfect sense of individual responsibility, a correct use of freedom and a capacity for productive participation in society. Students are welcomed to St. Mary's regardless of religious affiliation, race, ethnicity, or income level.
St. Mary’s integrates the use of iPads, ebooks and mobile apps throughout a student’s curriculum and learning process. Students access their iPad in every class as a medium for their direct learning and interaction with faculty. We are a fully WiFi-enabled campus!
Our rigorous college-preparatory program is fully integrated over seven years. Graduation requirements include four years of English and religion; three years of math, science and social studies; two years of Physical Education and a World Language. The average class size is 22 students, encouraging individual attention from faculty dedicated to recognizing the individuality of each student.
Advanced Placement courses include: Biology, Computer Science, English Composition, English Literature, Psychology, Spanish, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History. Elective courses include: Art, Business, Calculus, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Dance, Environmental Science, Forensic Science/Chemistry, Law, Journalism, Marine Biology, Modern Europe, Office Technology, Pre-Calculus, Psychology, and Trigonometry. St. Mary’s upperclassmen have the option of taking online courses via Virtual High School.
Founded in 1885, the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), is the nation’s oldest regional accrediting association whose mission is the establishment and maintenance of high standards for all levels of education, from pre-K to the doctoral level. NEASC serves more than 2,000 public and independent schools, colleges and universities in the six states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and American/international schools in more than 67 nations worldwide. In 2015, St. Mary's completed a rigorous NEASC accreditation study process, which St. Mary's was again awarded their NEASC accreditation which is valid for the next ten years.
Fine Arts & Performing Arts
Our art curriculum is offered at all levels of the school for students interested in pursuing art-related careers (design, gaming, etc.) as well as for appreciation. Many students work to develop personal portfolios to showcase as part of the college admissions process. St. Mary’s students showcase their work throughout the campus and at the Lynn Museum.
Dance elective courses are offered to students, many who also participate in the Dance Club and Competitive Dance Team. The Drama Club conducts two performances each year, a forty-minute one act play as part of a Massachusetts State Drama Festival (“The Audition” in 2043) and a full-length musical production (Nunsense in 2014).
St. Mary’s students are involved in a wide variety of service activities coordinated by the Campus Ministry department. More than 100 students participate in Rachel’s Challenge, meeting weekly before school to plan community-service projects. Students join peers from other schools at Hunger for Justice, a 35-hour retreat to fast, reflect and participate in a day of service in Boston and on the North Shore. St. Mary’s students participate in Walk for Life and the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Our more than 10,000 living alumni reside in 49 states (all except North Dakota) and 23 countries. We have 12 alumni on the faculty and 24 alumni on the coaching staff.