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From the Principal

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Welcome to St. Mary’s Academy! For 130 years, SMA continues to educate young women in the spirit of excellence and love that embodies our founding Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. We follow in the footsteps of bold, brilliant, and dedicated educators who established a holistic view of education that included the mind, body, and spirit deeply rooted in the tradition of the Gospels. 

Since its founding in 1889, St. Mary’s Academy has been faithfully serving the families of Los Angeles and its surrounding neighborhoods.  Our curricular and co-curricular programs such as the career paths, service, faith, and student leadership organizations, academics, athletics, and many others allow students to develop their passions and achieve their greatest potential.   

I invite you to explore our programs and I encourage you to visit us in person to see firsthand our mission in action.  Be part of our rich history and grow with us into the future as we build up a generation of women filled with courage, faith, and love to use their gifts to tend to the needs of the world. Welcome to SMA!


Mary Rose Batungbacal, Principal