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First Choice College/University
Class of 2021
Presidential Volunteer Service Awards
Across All Divisions
faculty with Advanced Degrees
Years Average SMH Tenure
Upper School Courses Offered
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
“On my first day of classes at the University of Texas at Austin, I was admittedly unsure what the college classroom held for me. However, at the end of that day, I felt like I was head and shoulders above my peers because I was fortunate enough to know how to read a syllabus, understand and realize the importance of office hours, and had been taught time management skills. I also had the experience of attending a diverse school with a large campus, knowing how to work with peers, and having friends who were not from a single zip code — all skills which were necessities at SMH. Saint Mary’s Hall is a remarkable and safe microcosm of a college atmosphere.”
- Max Rosenbloom ‘21
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
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
Last Friday, hundreds of students, faculty, staff, parents, grandparents, and friends enjoyed one of our School’s most beloved traditions, Fiesta! The Upper School circle was transformed into a lively atmosphere and everyone found a way to take in the fun. Students excitedly cracked cascarones, ducked and dodged the rotating arm in the Meltdown Action game, competed for exciting prizes, tried wild face paint and hairspray styles, and dunked their favorite school administration and faculty. Parents, faculty, and grandparents shopped at El Mercado, visited with friends under the oaks, and volunteered at game booths.
The day was an enormous success due in large part to all the parent, faculty, and student volunteer support. The entire effort was led by SMH Parents’ Circle leaders Nancy Bean, Lindsey Beck, and Mireille Hercule, and utilized more than 250 volunteers. We are thankful to all who donated their time to Fiesta, with special thanks to our Maintenance and Facilities team as well as our Middle School and Upper School councils.
Fiesta once again created memories and friendships that will be remembered for decades and deepened our bond as a school community. Next up, together with the SMH Science department, the Parents’ Circle is proud to present The Star Party on Thursday, November 10!
Viva SMH Fiesta!