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Our Students Can Change the World

The St. Mary’s Academy’s Student Leadership Program believes that women change the world.  Our mission is to launch women leaders who speak in their authentic voices, pilot new ideas with confidence, and generate leadership in others.  We look forward to working with your students this school year, and are especially excited to connect with new ninth grade students who are interested in leadership.

Here are a number of ways to engage with the leadership program in the coming weeks:

LINK Mentorship Program

St. Mary’s LINK mentorship program runs a very special event for all ninth graders called Frosh Lock-In.  It’s an organized slumber party for the whole freshmen class from 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 to 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.  Information about Frosh Lock-In is in your ninth grade e-packets and a hard copy is in the mail.  We can’t wait to get to know the Class of 2023!

Frosh Lock-In

Because Frosh Lock-In is such a labor of love, we appreciate as many parent volunteers as are willing to help.  Find more information about volunteer duties and shifts, as well as sign-ups.

Leading the Way

There are still spaces for Leading the Way at St. Mary’s – a day long equity and inclusion workshop facilitated by the Center for Equity and Inclusion.  Space is limited so sign-up today.


  • Monday Aug. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Light breakfast and dinner are included.  Lunch is on your own.

Leadership Launch Trainings

Sign-up your daughter to join Leadership Launch, a series of free trainings Aug. 27 and 29.  As you know, leadership is woven into the fabric of St. Mary’s Academy and students end up leading clubs, committees, and programs.  It’s never too soon or too late to learn leadership skills.

St. Mary’s Leadership Launch: Part 1
Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Deep dive into conflict resolution, facilitation, and communications.
St. Mary’s Leadership Launch: Part 2
Thursday, Aug. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Learn how to lead the best meeting ever, hone your communications skills, learn how to incorporate art or music into your leadership practice, and much more.

Sign up for one or both days.

Freshman Leadership

Parents of freshman: New this year, we are offering 20 sign-up slots for these leadership trainings to freshmen interested in leadership at St. Mary’s.

Senior Wall

Senior Parents please share this info with your daughters. It is time to paint the senior wall.  Please join us for snacks, music, and painting starting Tuesday, Aug. 27 through Thursday, Aug. 29 anytime from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Go Class of 2020!