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~$11.3


Million Earned in 
Merit-Based College Scholarships
Class of 2021

100%


Admitted to a
College/University

64%

Accepted to
First Choice College/University
Class of 2021

11,000+


Hours of annual service
to the campus and community
2020-2021

53

Presidential Volunteer Service Awards
Across All Divisions
2020-2021

87

59%

faculty with Advanced Degrees

10

Years Average SMH Tenure

15:1


Average Class Size

735

Students

>200


Distinct Courses

20

Advanced Placement Courses

100+

Upper School Courses Offered

>$2.2 Million


Awarded Yearly in
Scholarships and Financial Aid

51


Number of San Antonio Zip Codes
From Which We Draw Students

42%

Percentage of Students of Color

I have truly loved my Middle School experience at Saint Mary's Hall. The school provides a supportive community, incredible and accessible teachers, and amazing academics. At SMH, I have enjoyed being a part of the Senate Leadership Council and meeting various friends in different forms as well as meeting many new students as a Baron Ambassador. I also feel fortunate to be a part of the Middle School field hockey, soccer, and tennis teams. Saint Mary's Hall is a special place because it allows me to participate and explore all of my interests while getting a strong education!

  • Annie Herff
  • Form 9 Student

Saint Mary’s Hall fosters a sense of identity, independence, and self-expression through the opportunities provided, enabling students to pursue their passions — academically, personally, and at an extracurricular level. I found my niche through the avenue of speech and debate. Throughout both the Middle and Upper School, the focus lies on cultivating student autonomy and leadership. Students have the option of joining clubs, running for councils, or participating in after-school activities. I am a part of Boy Scouts of America as a Life Scout, serve on the Honor Council, and participate in the Latin Club, MUN, and JSA. Faculty are extremely passionate and personable, investing time in all of their students, while providing individualized attention. My collective experiences, together with friendships I have formed and the mentorship I have received, have created a deep sense of purpose and family, while leaving me with lasting memories.

  • Anish Beeram
  • Form 11 Student

My family has been a part of the Saint Mary’s Hall community for 16 years.  My daughters, Lucia and Cecilia have grown into hardworking and confident students over the years.  Lucia graduated this year, and I can definitely see that she is fully prepared for her college education.  While the academics are rigorous, the teachers are supportive and want their students to succeed. The classes are small, so the teachers have been able to get to know each of my children as individuals. To me, one of the things that makes SMH special is the sense of community. Lucia and Cecilia have both developed strong relationships with many of their teachers, and feel supported and mentored by many of them.

  • Amber Canseco
  • Parent

It has been a privilege to have spent the past 17 years teaching at Saint Mary’s Hall within a community of passionate teachers and enthusiastic students.  SMH offers something for everyone – arts, athletics, academics – while fostering a strong collaborative environment that is open to new ideas and suggestions – such as having a student run investment group or an entrepreneurial society.  This environment allows for the students to grow, both academically and personally, and to form incredible relationships with both their peers and faculty alike which often extend past their secondary education. It has been amazing to not only work with such motivated students with so many diverse interests, but also with such a dedicated group of teachers that I am proud to call not only colleagues but friends.

  • Jose Molina
  • Upper School Faculty

I have been part of the Saint Mary’s Hall family for 83 years. I graduated from Saint Mary’s Hall in 1943 and worked at SMH for close to 20 years.  I have been a parent, aunt, grandparent, member of the Alumni Council and SMH Board of Trustees, and unofficial historian.  My favorite memories (though too numerous to mention) include being a student and a graduate followed by years of being on the Residence and Office staff. One of the things I love most about Saint Mary’s Hall are the friendships and connections I made over the years with students and faculty.  A small student body with small classes leads to special attention from teachers and special relationships with other students.   My continuing close association with the alumni over the years highlight my days.  

  • Elaine Hinds '43

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Saint Mary’s Hall Coach Awarded with Cecile Reynaud Coaching Mastery Award

Valerie Lohr, Coordinator of Student Well-Being, Women’s Lacrosse Coach, and Field Hockey Program Director, attended the 5th class of the NCAA Women’s Coaching Academy this summer and was one of only 16 to graduate from the Master-Learning NCAA Academy 2.0.
 
At the Academy, coaches from all over the nation learned about every aspect of coaching, including engagement, branding, public speaking, student-athlete mental health, and more. At the conference, she was selected by her peers to receive the Cecile Reynaud Coaching Mastery Award, which is awarded to the individual who embodies the characteristics of Coach Reynaud: leadership, commitment to personal development and the advancement of others, and a deep care and respect of the game”
 
Congratulations, Coach Lohr!

Full Story about Saint Mary’s Hall Coach Awarded with Cecile Reynaud Coaching Mastery Award
Upper School Drawing and Painting Class Collaborates with  Literature Class

Mr. Blanco’s Studio Practice in Drawing and Painting class collaborated with Dr. Hicks’s Literature class to engage in an interdisciplinary study of how artists and writers utilize metaphor to evoke tension and emotion.  After analyzing Wallace Steven’s poem “The Emperor of Ice Cream” and art influenced by English Romantics and French Symbolists, students brainstormed cultural metaphors of time through images, texts, and collage.  Currently, the students are working on creating their own metaphors of time in a medium of their choice. 

Full Story about Upper School Drawing and Painting Class Collaborates with Literature Class
Back to School 2022

The first week of our 144th year at the Hall was one of celebration and tradition as students returned to campus. Mariachis welcomed our community at the gate and joyful reunions were marked with high-fives, hugs, fist-bumps, and smiles.

Full Story about Back to School 2022
First page of the PDF file: Walrus21-22DigitalwithCovers

The Walrus, our Upper School literary magazine, was bestowed with multiple national awards during the 2021-2022 school year.  First, from the National Council of Teachers of English program Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines, The Walrus was awarded a Superior ranking.  From the American Scholastic Press Association, The Walrus received a First Place Ranking with Special Merit. And from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, The Walrus received two awards: For the individual merit written critique from CSPA, The Walrus received a Gold Medal with All-Columbian Honors for Essentials, Verbal, and Visual. At the national competition level, the Columbia Press Association Crown Awards honor top student publications chosen from CSPA’s members.  Crowns are selected for overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison with other publications. During Crown consideration, publications are judged on their excellence, as shown by their design, photography, concept, coverage, and writing. The Walrus was one of only 20 magazines awarded a Gold Crown at the national level. Congratulations to our talented writers, artists, editors, and Lit Mag sponsor, Mrs. Williams-Eddy. The Walrus editors would also like to acknowledge Mr. Cunningham, who “builds our community both literally and figuratively. He is known for his love of SMH, his students, and his co-workers. We want to thank him for starting every day with his eyes open and his heart full. Thank you, Mr. Cunningham.”

Full Story about The Walrus : Eyes Wide Open