The St. Mary’s Academy experience provides a solid foundation for academic success and personal and spiritual growth.
High academic expectations promote the values of hard work and personal responsibility and encourage student achievement. Learn more about our intellectually challenging program at SMA.
Preparation for post-secondary
SMA graduates, with few exceptions, pursue higher education immediately after high school. They have an impressive record of being accepted into the universities, colleges and programs of their choice. Graduates report being well prepared to meet the academic challenges of post secondary studies and to manage their time effectively. Well trained, enthusiastic faculty present a challenging, focussed, university entrance program in an orderly, nurturing learning environment.
Community and Faith Life
SMA students and staff are a community that's built and fostered by a variety of school activities and gatherings. We're grounded in our belief that each person is created in the image and likeness of God and worthy of respect and caring.
Our young women are immersed in a community where God is part of everyday life and where emphasis is placed upon social responsibility and service, especially to the poor and disadvantaged. Read more about Faith Life at SMA, as well as the Clubs & Activities that are part of Student Life.
Extra curricular and athletics
Our staff is committed to education of the whole person. A variety of extra-curricular activities provide opportunities for young women to explore a range of personal interests, and to develop talents, leadership and social skills. Above all, students learn the value of engaging actively in their community.
Student athletes participate on competitive athletic teams, many of which advance to playoffs. The summer basketball/volleyball sports camp for grade 7 promotes participation and further skills development.
Students, staff and alumnae take pride in our attractive grounds and well-maintained facility, especially the heritage portions. Upgrades to the 1909 classroom wing include the Richardson Science Wing and new human ecology labs as well as air-conditioning. Expansion and upgrades to the 1963 building include Durocher Library, a fine arts studio and fitness room. The most recent expansion, completed in the summer of 2013 includes the Sheila Chipman Atrium and the Theatre Arts/Music Wing.
Students and staff have access to more than 200 computers, Office 365, numerous projectors, smart boards, and various other peripherals. A plan developed by the Board of Directors ensures that technology is kept current.