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Our Mission

The mission of Saint Mary’s Hall is to prepare our students for success in college and fulfillment in life.

Our mission is accomplished by:

  • Hiring and supporting an outstanding faculty who are experts in their discipline.
  • Providing the management and long-term planning necessary to provide sufficient resources.
  • Providing a rigorous, challenging and wide-ranging curriculum and academic program.
  • Utilizing problem-solving, creativity and critical thinking in daily instruction.
  • Infusing character development and core value education into all segments of school life.
  • Offering, supporting and encouraging multiple activities that provide opportunities for participation in the arts, athletics, leadership and community service.
  • Supporting students in their personal faith while instilling universal values for life.
  • Creating and supporting a safe and supportive learning environment.

Parent Bill of Rights

In addition to a mission for our school, we have made a pledge to Saint Mary’s Hall parents. We call it the Parent Bill of Rights. This pledge lists our commitments to knowing students on an individual level, maintaining high academic standards, and providing opportunities for students that are not available anywhere else, among others. Take a moment to read the Parent Bill of Rights and learn about what you can expect as a Saint Mary's Hall parent.

Core Values

The core values of Saint Mary’s Hall are those values which form the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves.  They affect how we interact with each other, and which strategies we employ to fulfill our school’s mission. To learn more about our core values as explained by members of the Saint Mary's Hall community, we invite you to read these essays that were featured in the Spring 2013 issue of our all-school magazine, The Shield.

The Honor Code

Students at Saint Mary's Hall abide by an Honor Code that governs the ethical and moral conduct of our community. The Honor Code was established to instill trust, honesty, integrity, and respect for oneself and others, and it allows us to maintain an environment of trust based on a balance between responsibility and freedom. In the Upper School, an Honor Council comprised of students and faculty is responsible for enforcing the Honor Code.

Core Values

  • Courage
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Spirituality
  • Tolerance
  • Tradition

Honor Code

“I am a student of Saint Mary’s Hall. I will not lie, cheat, steal, or behave in a manner unbecoming a Saint Mary’s Hall student.”


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