Why a Girls' School?

Long before women had the right to vote, even before the Civil War, Mary Foote Pope was passionate about providing girls with the very best possible education. She founded St. Mary's Episcopal School in 1847, and over 170 years later, we're still the experts on how girls learn. Our mission is to provide a superior educational experience for girls that will encourage and enable each student to reach her individual potential. With our 100% girl culture, our students aren't afraid to take risks or make mistakes. From the performance stage to the science lab, from the athletic field to Chapel, St. Mary's girls learn to collaborate, inspire others, and achieve their goals.