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Welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal School

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You Belong

Founded in 1847, St. Mary’s educates girls age 2 through 12th grade.

For over 170 years, St. Mary's has provided girls in Memphis with the finest education possible. We are one of only nine Episcopal girls’ schools in the country and are a community of individuals from different neighborhoods, ethnic backgrounds, and faiths who respect one another's differences and honor our shared values. We invite you to see for yourself why you belong at St. Mary's. 

22%

Recognized as National Merit Scholars

36

Zip Codes Represented in Student Body

825

Total Student Enrollment

19

Years Average Teaching Experience

9:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

30.1

Average ACT Score

75%

of Students Play Sports

5

Student Publications

72%

of Faculty Have Graduate Degrees

Academic Excellence

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The Class of 2019 received over $14 million in merit scholarships.

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St. Mary’s is a tight-knit community with a focus on academic excellence.

St. Mary's has long been known for its academic excellence. Here, every teacher, every lesson, every resource is dedicated to girls and how they learn best. We know that girls develop verbal skills early on resulting in a propensity for reading and language.
St. Mary's provides a supportive, nurturing environment where girls can take healthy risks and explore the boundaries of what is possible. 

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laura hutton

"I believe 'magic' happens at St. Mary’s. The bedrock of our community is made up of the relationships that exist between the people who call St. Mary’s home."

Laura Hutton
Head of Early Childhood

hilary robinson

“Our goal is to help each girl become a capable, confident, and caring child. We value the joys of childhood, and we believe that gentleness and kindness are learned behaviors best taught through modeling.”

Hilary Robinson
Head of Lower School

katherine house

“During the Middle School years, our students are beginning to develop into confident, intellectual young women. At the same time, they do so with the vibrancy and enthusiasm of young girls.”

Katherine House
Head of Middle School

“Our faculty recognizes and respects the unique ways in which girls learn best, teaching a rigorous curriculum while simultaneously going beyond the classroom to provide "real life" experiences.”

Carrie Steakley, Ed.D.
Head of Upper School

Beyond the Classroom

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St. Mary's offers 40 athletic teams and 22 clubs and organizations.

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There is so much more to a St. Mary's education than what happens in the classroom. Three quarters of St. Mary's girls are athletes, and half of those are multi-sport athletes. More than half of the Upper School participates in music. We produce two play a year in Upper School and one each in Lower and Middle School. Our Mock Trial team wins awards every year. Our girls don't have to choose between being students or athletes. They are both. And musicians. And thespians. And community volunteers.

After St. Mary's

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Our alumnae are changing the world.

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Leigh Rawdon '91, CEO and Co-Founder of Tea Collection.

After St.  Mary's, Leigh received a Bachelor of Arts from Davidson College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Currently, she is the CEO and Co-Founder of Tea Collection, a beloved brand of children’s clothing inspired by world travel with the mission of inspiring global curiosity and connection. Tea gives back 10% of its profits to grassroots organizations to ensure a better world for children everywhere.

Leigh Rawdon '91

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