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SMA Students Excel Outside the Classroom

Sophomore Ava Kovtunovich has been rock climbing with her parents since she was 2 and a half years old and began competing seven years ago. Already an accomplished climber, Ava made podium at the Youth Nationals in early 2020, earning her a spot on the Youth National Team and an invitation to compete in the Youth World Championships last summer.

St. Mary's Academy Women in Leadership: Patricia Murphy Bradach '80

Join us as we launch into a year-long series that will look at the St. Mary’s Academy legacy of cultivating women leaders.

A senior director for Demand and Supply Chain Management at Nike, Patricia (Pat) Bradach leads and implements Nike’s strategic enterprise capabilities for the global organization.  A 26-year veteran at the Portland-based company, Pat isn’t new to taking on leadership roles.  In fact, she points back to her time as a St. Mary’s student as her earliest introduction to some of the leadership skills she still utilizes today.

Foundresses' Day 2021 and Tribute to the Class of 1971

This year marks the 162nd anniversary of the founding of St. Mary's Academy. Each October, we celebrate and honor the history and legacy of St. Mary's and the twelve Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary who founded the school.

International Day of the Girl

On October 11th, we will come together to celebrate International Day of the Girl!  At St. Mary’s, we want to highlight this annual and globally recognized day that aims to encourage girls and amplify their voices. We know the power, importance and potential of young women and we want to honor all young women on this global day of awareness.

In an effort to continue to provide critical student support where it is needed most, St. Mary's has added two new positions this year, Student Success Specialist and Academic Support Specialist, designed to provide deeper resources at the intersection of academic support and counseling services.


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