School News


Grand Reunions Bring Classmates Together

On July 15 and 16 we welcomed back alumnae from 27 celebrating classes for a Grand Reunion weekend on campus. During the celebrations, alumnae walked the halls again, reminiscing and reconnecting with classmates, catching up and sharing memories with former teachers and enjoying the campus tours led by current Student Ambassadors.

Blues Welcome New Coaches

The St. Mary’s Athletics Department is proud to welcome two new head coaches leading fall sports programs for the Blues, and several new assistant coaches. Soccer coach, Greg Martin and volleyball coach, Wendy Stammer.

St. Mary's Academy names new president - Emily Niedermeyer Becker '86

St. Mary’s Academy’s Board of Directors and the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Province Ministries has named alumna, Emily Niedermeyer Becker ’86, as the next president of St. Mary’s Academy. The selection caps a comprehensive search following the announcement of Christina Friedhoff’s retirement after 30 years of distinguished leadership at St. Mary’s Academy. Becker will be transitioning into the role this month.

Lily Segna – Out of This World Internship With NASA

Rising senior, Lily Segna ‘23, been selected for the prestigious Student Enhancement in Earth and Space Science (SEES) summer internship to be held at The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Space Research. 

Congratulations Class of 2022!

Saturday, June 4th St. Mary’s celebrated the commencement ceremony for the class of 2022 at the University of Portland. The ceremony included speeches from Valedictorian, Noopur Barve, Salutatorian Anja Jolin, and the Commencement Address from President Christina Friedhoff as well as performances by The Marian Singers.

St. Mary's Academy Women in Leadership: Katherine Bloch '19

Only at St. Mary’s Academy does a young woman hold every student leadership position.  Only at St. Mary’s is a woman the captain of every sports team, the lead role in every theatrical production and every musical performance.  Only at St. Mary’s does a woman hold every role on the robotics, mock trial and Science Olympiad teams.  Only at St. Mary’s Academy, is women’s leadership part of the DNA.  This is the foundation on which our school was built 162 years ago and continues to anchor our mission today.


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