The St. Mary’s Academy (SMA) community is committed to uphold the guiding principles of standards of behaviour in their interactions with one another in person and online.  These principles apply to everyone involved in the St. Mary’s Academy school system, including students, families, faculty, staff, volunteers, St. Mary’s Academy Board members, St. Mary’s Academy Foundation Inc. Board members, Parents’ Guild, Alumnae Association, and members of the wider St. Mary’s Academy Community. These principles are in effect while on SMA property and at SMA external events—they guide all SMA's online and digital communication spaces, including social media, websites, blogs and videoconferences. 


In recognition of and collaboration with the mission and vision of St. Mary’s Academy, and the call for all members to Hold High the Torch of learning, faith, service, and leadership, all St. Mary’s Academy members must:  

  • respect and follow all applicable guiding principles
  • demonstrate honesty and integrity
  • respect differences in people
  • respect and treat others fairly, regardless of faith, race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or disability
  • respect the rights of others
  • show care and respect for school property and the property of others
  • honour the deserving respect and loyalty for the institution and traditions of St. Mary’s Academy
  • take proper steps to help those in need
  • respect all members of the school community
  • respect the need of others to work in an environment that encourages learning and teaching
  • respect privacy and confidentiality
  • respect protocol and the communication process