Saint Mary’s Hall

  • empowers learners through academic rigor and intellectual discourse in a supportive environment.
  • fosters a culture of trust and being known
  • builds lives of curiosity, self-confidence, and achievement


Our Mission & Values

Values at SMH


Student Success

Academics at SMH


Your Inner Artist

Art at SMH


SMH Life

Student Life at SMH


Our Athletic Strength

Athletics at SMH
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Million Earned in 
Merit-Based College Scholarships
Class of 2020


Admitted to a


Accepted to
First Choice College/University
Class of 2020


Hours of annual service
to the campus and community


Presidential Volunteer Service Awards
Across All Divisions



faculty with Advanced Degrees


Years Average SMH Tenure


Average Class Size




Distinct Courses


Advanced Placement Courses


Distinctive Upper School Courses

>$2.2 Million

Awarded Yearly in
Scholarships and Financial Aid


Number of San Antonio Zip Codes
From Which We Draw Students


Students from Underrepresented
San Antonio Populations

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 7 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 10 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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Whether it’s the varsity football team advancing to the State Quarterfinals with their first female kicker, the women’s varsity soccer team having the leading goal scorer in San Antonio, a coach celebrating 40 years at SMH, a men’s varsity basketball team ranked #1, swimmers dominating in the pool, or alumni thriving in collegiate sports, SMH athletics is ablaze with success.

Full Story about SMH Athletes at the Top of Their Game
Liz Stockdale

After the conclusion of a nationwide search, Saint Mary’s Hall is pleased to name Elizabeth (Liz) Stockdale as our next head of Upper School. With an extensive background in education, Liz brings a high level of experience to our school. Most recently, Liz served as the Upper School dean of students at The Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, Tennessee. Previously, she was the student life coordinator and a history teacher at The Emery/Weiner School in Houston, Texas. She has also taught and coached at The Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia and Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.

Full Story about Announcing the New Head of Upper School