The School Day

St. Mary’s Academy operates on a 6-day cycle. Each day of the cycle there are six 55-minute classes with time for class change in between. Students in Grades 7 and 8 do not have unscheduled time. Senior high students could have 2-8 unscheduled class periods per cycle, depending on grade level and course selection. Free time may be spent in the library, the cafeteria, an available classroom or computer lab.

The school day begins at 8:35 a.m. Students who arrive early may go to their homerooms, the library or the cafeteria until the warning buzzer rings at 8:30 a.m. By 8:35 a.m., everyone should be in their first period classroom for O Canada, prayer and announcements.

Leaving Campus

Grade 7 and 8 students are required to remain on campus during the school day. Senior students may leave the campus.

School day schedule

8:30

Report to 1st period room

8:35 – 9:30

Opening exercises and 1st period

9:35 – 10:30

2nd period

10:30 – 10:40

Break

10:40 – 11:35

3rd period

11:40 – 12:35

4th period

12:35 – 1:35

Lunch – go to the Cafeteria page for more information. Many student clubs meet during the lunch hour.

1:35 – 2:30

5th period

2:35 – 3:30

6th period

Special day schedules

Classes are shortened when there's a school mass, assembly or early dismissal. Here are the schedules for special days at SMA.

Assembly Day

8:30

Warning bell

8:35 – 9:30

Opening exercises & 1st period

9:35 – 10:30

2nd period

10:30 – 10:40

Break

10:40 – 11:35

3rd period

11:40 – 12:35

Assembly

12:35 – 1:35

Lunch

1:35 – 2:10

4th period

2:15 – 2:50

5th period

2:55 – 3:30

6th period

Staff Meeting Day - Early Dismissal

8:30

Warning bell

8:35 – 9:30

Opening exercises & 1st period

9:35 – 10:30

2nd period

10:30 – 10:40

Break

10:40 – 11:35

3rd period

11:40 – 12:35

4th period

12:35 – 1:15

Lunch

1:15 – 1:50

5th period

1:55 – 2:30

6th period

2:30

Dismissal/staff meeting

Mass Day

8:30

Warning bell

8:35 – 9:45

Mass/announcements

9:45 – 9:55

Break

9:55 – 10:45

1st period

10:50 – 11:40

2nd period

11:45 – 12:35

3rd period

12:35 – 1:35

Lunch

1:35 – 2:10

4th period

2:15 – 2:50

5th period

2:55 – 3:30

6th period