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Academics at SMA

St. Mary's Academy provides a learning environment in which members of the community feel challenged, supported, and involved. Through a wholistic partnership between the faculty and the young women who attend, graduates will have attained the following identified Learner Expectations.

Students graduating from St. Mary’s Academy:

  • Read critically and effectively for a variety of purposes;
  • Demonstrate effective verbal communication;
  • Communicate effectively in writing;
  • Listen effectively and critically;
  • Utilize and critically evaluate a variety of resources; including the use of digital tools to construct knowledge and create content;
  • Employ effective and creative strategies in reasoning, problem solving ethical decisionmaking, and leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in a variety of forms;
  • Demonstrate understanding and respect for diverse cultures and tradition;
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of integrity and a deep respect for self and others;
  • Demonstrate a willingness to embrace the call to be women of faith;
  • Demonstrate a willingness to explore academic and creative passions.

Academic Stats

  • Average Class Size: 21
  • Student-teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Faculty with Advanced Degrees: 88%
  • 23 Advanced Courses offered (Honors, AP, or PSU Challenge)