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Come Experience St. Mary’s Academy!

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St. Mary's Academy is a private, Catholic, college-preparatory high school for young women, founded by the Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1889.  St. Mary's Academy (SMA) provides academic excellence, infused with Christian values, that is exemplified by the administration, faculty, and staff which encourages leadership and service to the 'dear neighbor.'


Our college preparatory program also offers unique Career Path Programs in Engineering, Health Careers, and the Arts.  An after-school Business Pathway is also open to students who are interested in the fields of business and accounting.  SMA prepares students for acceptance to prestigious universities and colleges.  We offer extracurricular activities, athletic programs, and student life programs that provide an exciting student life experience. 


I welcome the opportunity to assist you and your daughter throughout her high school journey and the first step is to complete the Student Interest Card (on the right) and select the events of your choice.  After completing the Student Interest Card, click on the Apply Now link to complete the online admission application.


Please contact me at (310)674-8470 ex. 204 at if you have questions.


I look forward to meeting you and your daughter very soon.



Ms. Carla D. Cotton, M.A.

Director of Admissions