Our Middle School Speech and Debate team recently had an incredible weekend at the College Park Tournament in The Woodlands, capturing the 3rd place sweepstakes prize and several individual championships!
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We are so proud to announce that SMH Cinema won FIRST PLACE at the All-American High School Film Festival last night! This national, invitation-only event is the premier destination for talented high school filmmakers and media arts enthusiasts worldwide.
Leonora Leykum ’24 is one of only twenty-two students in the world to earn a perfect score on the 2022 AP English Language and Composition Exam, earning every point possible on every question.
A total of 40 San Antonio area students were selected.
Congratulations to William Carter ‘22, Ephraim Cho ‘24, Alexander Dentchev ‘24, Avani Gunuganti ‘24, Leonora Leykum ‘24.
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Photo Courtesy of Ralph Mawyer, Jr.
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