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.

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Please see below for more information about St. Mary's School including: Vaccinations, accreditation, and our non-discrimination policy.

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  • 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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  • Accreditation

    St. Mary's is an accredited member of TABS, Western Boarding Schools Association, Cognia (formerly AdvancED), and The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

    Cognia accreditation is a demonstration of our continuing commitment 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
  • Learning Differences & Special Needs

    St. Mary's does not have separate programs for students with special needs, but the individualized attention and small class sizes can be beneficial to many students who have minor learning differences. 
  • Behavioral Needs

    St. Mary's is a college preparatory school with a rigorous academic curriculum. We do not have programs for students with discipline, behavior, or drug and alcohol-related problems. 
  • Non-Discrimination Policy

    St. Mary's School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, programs, and activities generally accorded to school community members. At St. Mary's School our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion includes expressly embracing the diverse identities, abilities, and contributions of our students.