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Core Values Education

As students move through the Middle School, they begin to discover more about themselves and their roles in the world. Continuing the Core Values Education begun in the Lower School, Middle School faculty and staff model and teach core values in the classroom as well as in activities like assemblies, Chapel services, the Advisory Program, community service projects, and student organizations.

Advisory Program

Students are assigned to a faculty advisor who provides personal guidance throughout the year during weekly small group lessons, individual meetings, and on-going parent communication. Lessons focus on character development, skills to improve academics, community service, embracing diversity, and the importance of emotional and physical health. All of these activities are structured around the needs of students and create a relationship between students and their advisors, who often becomes a mentor, an advocate, and a link for students, parents, other teachers, and the counselor.

Community Service

Through various forms of community service, students are encouraged to step forward and take responsibility to help those in need, and with the help of the Middle School Parent and Student Community Service Committee, students and parents can volunteer together at locations around the city including:
  • Haven For Hope 
  • Dress for Success
  • SAMM Ministries

Student Leadership

Students at Saint Mary’s Hall have the opportunity to set themselves apart as leaders of our school community by running for leadership council positions. Membership in the Senate, Community Service Council, or Sports Council is an honor as students are elected into these positions by their peers every year. To be elected to a leadership council, students must first excel in both academic and character expectations.

Student Organizations 

Students may also decide to join a variety of Middle School student organizations based on shared interests.  Under the guidance of a faculty sponsor, students carry out community and campus service events and raise awareness of local and global issues. Some of the Middle School student organizations include:

  • Certamen Club
  • Environmental Club 
  • Lateral Thinking Club 
  • Newspaper Club
  • philARThropy
  • Robotics Club

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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