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St. Mary's Online Academy (SMOA) is a global online learning platform offered by St. Mary's School, a renowned U.S. private preparatory school located in Medford, Oregon. 

Our school started in 1865 in southern Oregon, located on the beautiful west coast of the United States of America.  St. Mary's School has grown to provide an authentic American elementary, middle, and high school education to students in China, South Korea, Vietnam, and other parts of the world.  

Our integrated online courses are taught by an experienced American faculty whose skills and commitment are second to none.  

We take pride in the program we deliver to your child!

  • Courses are taught during normal school hours in China Standard Time
  • Online and offline learning networks are available to students
  • Live classroom and in-person, on-campus instruction is available
  • Students choose to attend online learning only or a combined offline/onsite learning environment
  • Students earn credits and receive transcripts and diplomas from St. Mary's School in Oregon
  • We offer a strong, professional and experienced bilingual tutoring team available to your student
  • One-to-one academic guidance and family education consultation is offered to all SMOA students and families

Our program provides a one-stop solution for students and parents interested in international education who want a full range of options and services.  

Contact us today to learn more or to enroll for the 2020-2021 Academic Year!

Meet Our President

Ryan F. Bernard is a dynamic leader in private education with nearly a quarter-century of experience. He became the 43rd leader of the school July 1, 2022. 

Ryan's time at St. Mary's started in 2010 when current president Frank Phillips hired him as a World Literature and A.P. Literature teacher. Within three years of arriving, Ryan was promoted to the school's Academic Dean, where he worked on curriculum and scheduling while remaining in the classroom with students.

By 2015, he was promoted again, assuming the High School Vice Principal role. In this role, Ryan facilitated St. Mary's international program, assisted in the capital campaign for additional buildings, contributed to the endowment campaign to see the school into its next chapter, and helped lead the accreditation team. 

During his time at St. Mary's, Ryan also coached sports, led pep assemblies, mentored students, and was at ground zero to implement the school's innovative module system. Ryan is not just a leader; he is a true educator. Since his first day, he has never left the classroom despite his growing role in the administration. As a gifted and well-loved teacher and an intellectual who isn't afraid to think outside the box, Ryan is the authentic "every guy."
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