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Academics

Each student at Saint Mary's Hall is known and encouraged by innovative and experienced faculty to reach their full potential in all subject areas through our vertically aligned curriculum in Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School.

Much like a liberal arts college, the rigorous curriculum that imparts broad knowledge and encourages intellectual discourse challenges students to become critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and ultimately prepares them to be successful at top colleges and find fulfillment in life.

Take a look at the slideshow below to learn more about how each department across all divisions works together to make academics the heart of who we are.

Academics: The Heart of Who We Are
Academics: The Heart of Who We Are

A superior academic experience doesn't just happen – it takes time, strategy, and a lot of communication. Our vertically aligned curriculum, creates a natural flow of lessons, instruction, and assessments across all Forms and disciplines. This strong vertical and horizontal alignment ensures that key concepts and skills are reinforced in each subject area, preparing students for challenging, higher-level studies beyond our school.

English
English

One of the hallmarks of the English Department is its dedication to the development of good readers and writers. Students frist apply reading comprehension skills through the study of exemplary literature, and are then shown the power of the pen to make their own voices heard.

Mathematics
Mathematics

With the rise of digital technologies in our daily lives, an education in STEM and mathematics is increasingly more important. Students at Saint Mary's Hall learn the mathematical theories and practical applications that are integral to the world around them.

Science
Science

Science at Saint Mary's Hall is an eye-opening, hands-on experience for our students as they explore the natural world. Students develop scientific knolwedge and skills through models, experiments, investigations, data analysis, and engaging outdoor learning.

Social Studies
Social Studies

Social studies at Saint Mary's Hall is all about developing socially conscious citizens who understand, participate in, and make informed decisions about the world around them. Students are taught to research and inquire about the social structures around them through a discovery process that equips them with knowledge and understanding of the past, present, and future.

World Languages
World Languages

Today's world is made up of a plethora of different cultures, and we are increasingly more connected to each other through community, business, and technology. In World Languages classrooms, students are immersed in the multicultural society we live through the in-depth study of the languages and cultures of French, Spanish, and Latin.