Careers at St. Mary's

St. Mary’s Episcopal School is committed to upholding the standards of excellence and integrity in everything we do. We approach teaching and learning with an intentional blend of tradition and innovation. 

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Current Opportunities

  • After3 Counselor
  • Coach
  • Facilities Staff
  • Head Chaplain
  • North Campus Chaplain and Religion Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher

Working at St. Mary's

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I love the teaching and learning atmosphere at St. Mary's and every classroom looks different. As teachers, we have the creative freedom in our classrooms to cater our lessons to fit the student's needs and interests.

Sarah Kerst, Upper School Spanish Teacher


Being a teacher at St. Mary's has validated and reinforced all of the reasons that I became an educator. Not only do I get to share my love of science with my students, but our classroom discussions frequently delve into how science influences and is relevant to their everyday lives.

Hukai Karol, Middle School Science Teacher


About St. Mary's

The mission of St. Mary’s Episcopal School is to provide a superior educational experience for girls which will encourage and enable each student to reach her individual potential.

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Our School

St. Mary's Episcopal School in Memphis, Tennessee, is an independent college-preparatory school for girls two years old through grade 12. Founded in 1847, St. Mary's understands how girls learn best. Our school is committed to academic excellence, offering a classic liberal arts curriculum and integrating the latest technology in conjunction with strong science and math programs, a thriving performing and fine arts program, and a multitude of extracurricular activities and community service.  


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Our Faculty & StAff

St. Mary's is a destination school for educators, where the 180 members of our faculty and staff work in close collaboration with one another in a highly collegial atmosphere, while serving as mentors, confidants, and advisors to our students.

  • 63% of of faculty & staff have worked at St. Mary's for 10+ years.
  • As a community, we embrace professional development and use it as a tool to support a vibrant growth mindset.
  • Approximately 60% of our faculty and staff have a master’s degree or higher. 
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Our Students

Our student body is comprised of girls from different neighborhoods, ethnic backgrounds, and faiths with various interests and passions. 

  • Enrollment: 824
  • Students of Color: 28% 
  • Student to faculty ratio: 7:1 
  • Receive financial aid: 20%
  • Play sports: 75%
  • National Merit Scholars: 17% 
  • Zip codes represented: 36

Benefits of Working at St. Mary's

At St. Mary’s, we provide comprehensive benefits that support our employees' and their families' quality of life. Read more about our generous benefits.

Generous time off

Ten month nursery program

Competitive percent retirement match

Free aftercare and summer camp

Tuition remission for your daughter

Access to exercise facilities

Our Community

Our Episcopal identity and Christian foundation compel us to cultivate a diverse community devoted to the lives of faith and service. Learn more about our inclusive community and commitment to belonging and academic excellence. 

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Episcopal Identity

Episcopal schools are known for academic excellence as well as for their inclusive approach to education. Learn more.

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College Profile

The 63 members of the Class of 2023 were accepted to 157 colleges and universities, matriculating to 45 institutions in 23 states. Learn more.

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St. Mary's welcomes girls of all faiths and walks of life. Fostering an environment of belonging is our top priority. Learn more. 

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St. Mary's MaGAZINE

See what's happening on campus in St. Mary's Magazine, published twice per year. View St. Mary's Magazine.  

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Strategic plan

Success is not static or guaranteed, and St. Mary’s also must grow with the community it serves. Learn more.  

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Student Seniors Speeches

Every year, each twelfth-grade student delivers a Senior Speech, reflecting on her St. Mary's experience. View Senior Speeches.

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Living and Working in Memphis

Memphis is known for its deep cultural roots, low cost of living, thriving culture, and a strong sense of community. Learn why we’re proud to call Memphis home at We Are Memphis.

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