About

School Profile & Fast Facts

Infusing intellectual curiosity, academic excellence, and democratic values, St. Mary's School provides an inspirational atmosphere that propels students into responsible citizenship - locally, nationally, and globally.

Students

  • Grades 5-12
  • Total enrollment: 514 (Middle School: 186 and Upper School: 328)
  • Day students come from throughout the region, from Northern California to Ashland to Grants Pass
  • This year, our international students come from Argentina, Belgium, Britain, China, Denmark, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Teachers

  • Overall student-teacher ratio is 14 to 1.
  • 75% hold advanced degrees, including two Ph.Ds and an Ed.D

Curriculum

  • St. Mary's is the first Confucius Classroom in the United States, promoting Mandarin Chinese language instruction, travel opportunities, and intercultural understanding.
  • 100% college-acceptance rate
  • Extensive Advanced Placement program, including three lab sciences, four foreign languages, Calculus AB and BC, and Statistics.
  • 100% of St. Mary's seniors take the SAT, and their scores far exceed local, state, and national averages.

Athletics

  • Interscholastic sports in the Upper School include cross country, football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis, golf, swim, and track and field. We compete at the OSAA class 3A level. St. Mary's is a six-time winner of the OSAA Oregonian Cup, which recognizes overall school excellence in academics, athletics, activities, and sportsmanship.
  • Interscholastic sports in the Middle School include archery, cross country, football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, and track and field.

Campus

  • 24-acre campus with 8-lane all-weather track, five acres of athletics fields, gymnasiums, and multiple buildings.
  • The Naumes Fine Arts & Athletic Center features a full gymnasium, fitness center, locker rooms, two art classrooms, and two music classrooms.
  • The St. Mary's Chapel has some of the most interesting architectural details, stained glass windows, and art that you will find in Southern Oregon.
Please see below for more information about St. Mary's School including: Vaccinations, accreditation, and our non-discrimination policy.


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  • Non-Discrimination Policy

    St. Mary's School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of their educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
  • Vaccination Information

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  • Accreditation

    St. Mary's is an accredited member of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), AdvancED (through the Northwest Accreditation Commission), and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
    NWAIS accreditation is a demonstration of our continuing commitment to the NWAIS mission and to the essential characteristics of member schools:
    • Commitment to the Public Good
    • Effective Governance and Operations
    • Physical Location or Place
    • Primary Focus of Academic Education
    • Commitment to the Best Interests of Children
  • Why Private Schools?

    The National Association for Independent Schools (NAIS) is a wonderful resource for parents who are considering private school education for their children. Please visit their website at www.nais.org to see why over 400,000 families send their children to private schools.
    Choosing a school for your child can seem like a daunting task, but if you know the right questions to ask you will be better equipped to compare each school with your family's needs and wishes.
    The best way to start is to list the important attributes you are looking for in a school. Do you want a large student body? How about advanced placement courses? Are foreign language or art programs especially important? Once you've come up with a general idea of what you are looking for it will be easier to ask appropriate questions when you tour the campus.
    Although options are limited in the Rogue Valley we encourage you to take a good look at all your options before making a decision. Choosing a school that will be the right fit for your child is as important to us as it is to you.

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