Mission & Philosophy

Mission Statement

St. Mary’s Academy, a Catholic, private, college preparatory high school for young women, founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, shapes women of distinction who are committed to lifelong learning and service to the “dear neighbor”.



St. Mary's Academy is a Catholic High School for young women, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Together with the students' families, the administration, faculty and staff are committed to forming a Christian community that nurtures and challenges each young woman to attain her full potential. This effort is consistently characterized by respect for the individual, service to the "dear neighbor," academic excellence; preparation for higher education and the empowerment of young women who are inspired to take their places in an ever-changing world.

Enriched by a tradition of quality academic and spiritual learning for over a century, St. Mary's Academy has been an expression of the educational mission of the Catholic Church and an extension of the family. The distinctive characteristics of St. Mary's education are based in the conviction that a young woman finds character and expression in service of others. This education promotes the formation and integral development of young women from various backgrounds and cultures and provides opportunities for the development of contemporary leadership while preserving the spirit that has made St. Mary's Academy unique.