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Welcome! We invite you to come visit and see for yourself why you belong at St. Mary's. 

We are a community of individuals from different neighborhoods, ethnic backgrounds, and faiths who respect one another's differences and honor our shared values.



Middle & Upper School

Senior Kindergarten

Junior Kindergarten


St. Mary's Place

Since her first day in Early Childhood, St. Mary's has lived up to its mission to care for our daughter in mind, body, and spirit. She is not only learning valuable lessons about the world in which she lives but also about how to treat those with whom she shares it.

Mary Katherine Stout p'29

About St. Mary's

  • Founded in 1847 — the oldest independent school in Tennessee
  • All girls from age 2 through 12th grade
  • Total enrollment, 2019-2020 school year: 825
  • Student/Faculty Ratio – 9:1
  • Minority students represent 30.3% of St. Mary’s student body
  • St. Mary’s affords 18.5% of its student body financial assistance
  • St. Mary’s Christmas Pageant is the School's oldest tradition
  • Accreditation includes the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
  • 10 alumnae serve on the Board of Trustees
  • St. Mary's Community Fund, founded in 1998, has granted more than $500,000 to 40 local organizations
  • The 57-members of the Class of 2019 matriculated to 39 universities and colleges, and received over $14 million in merit scholarships
Nicole Hernandez

Nicole Hernandez

Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Kristen Hill

Kristen Hill

Assistant Director of Admission EC & LS
Sherronda Johnson

Sherronda Johnson

Admission Coordinator
Grace Knight

Grace Knight

Admission Event Coordinator
Christy Yarbro

Christy Yarbro

Assistant Director of Admission MS/US