The Academic Edge

Widely recognized throughout South Texas as an academic powerhouse, Saint Mary’s Hall offers students a rich curriculum, carefully crafted to flow naturally through the Forms and connect across the disciplines.

From their earliest days on our campus, students begin building the essential knowledge and skills that prepare them for challenging, higher-level studies beyond our school.

15:1


Average Class Size

10

>200


Distinct Courses

20

Advanced Placement Courses

40

Distinctive Upper School Courses

100%


Admitted to a
College/University

69%

Accepted to
First Choice College/University
Class of 2020
English
English: Reading and Writing

One of the hallmarks of the English Department is its dedication to the development of good readers and writers. Students first apply reading comprehension skills through the study of exemplary literature, and are then shown the power of the pen to make their own voices heard.

Math
Math: STEM

With the rise of digital technologies in our daily lives, an education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and mathematics is increasingly more important. Students at Saint Mary's Hall learn the mathematical theories and practical applications that are integral to the world around them.

Science
Science: Hands-on Experience

Science at Saint Mary's Hall is an eye-opening, hands-on experience for our students as they explore the natural world. Students develop scientific knowledge and skills through models, experiments, investigations, data analysis, and engaging outdoor learning.

Social Studies
Social Studies: Developing Socially Conscious Citizens

Social studies is all about developing socially conscious citizens who understand, participate in, and make informed decisions about the world around them. Students are taught to research and inquire through a discovery process that equips them with knowledge and understanding of the past, present, and future.

Word Languages
World Languages: French, Spanish, and Latin

Today's world is made up of a plethora of different cultures, and we are increasingly more connected to each other. In World Languages classrooms, students are immersed in the multicultural society in which we live through the in-depth study of the languages and cultures of French, Spanish, and Latin.

Lower School

Middle School

Upper School

College Counseling

Study Abroad

Libraries

At SMH, I’m able to take part in activities and take advantage of opportunities I probably would not have found anywhere else, I’ve been able to express myself in a way that is altogether unique to me, and I’ve been able to make deep connections with my classmates that will undoubtedly go beyond high school.”

  • Michael Karkar
  • Form 12 Student

Saint Mary’s Hall is a wonderful place to attend school.  The campus is very big and beautiful and the faculty and staff are incredible.  The Fine Arts teachers very nice and caring and put a lot of effort into their projects. We are very lucky to have these wonderful teachers.  Saint Mary’s Hall Is a place that I can proudly call home.

  • Patricio Testas
  • Form 6 Student

One of the biggest elements that stands out to me about the school is the aspirations of our students. I see their aspirations every day in athletics math, and fine arts. They are seldom complacent, and always want to continue to develop and grow and be better every day. From a faculty perspective, I love that our school feeds our aspirations to develop professionally and continue to grow. On a community level, from the parents to the administration to our facilities, everything has an aura of excellence. I love teaching here, and I firmly believe Saint Mary’s Hall is the strongest school in San Antonio and one of the best in South Texas.

  • Ben Gerdts
  • Upper School Faculty

The close relationships I made with teachers at Saint Mary’s Hall shaped the way I now interact with professors at college.  Saint Mary’s Hall gave me the confidence to express my thoughts intelligently and be a leader inside and outside the classroom.

  • Gabby Escalante
  • Class of 2017

The best part about Saint Mary’s Hall is its environment of support and positivity that gently propels students to new heights without forcing anything upon them. Plenty of schools place emphasis on independence – as does SMH – but students here know that to be independent is not to be isolated; rather, it is to be confident in one’s abilities, a confidence that is developed with the support of teachers and peers. SMH cultivates lifelong learners with an insatiable curiosity and teaches students that they should never compromise when it comes to pursuing their passions, and – most importantly – it teaches that there is always something new to be discovered. 

  • JD Walls
  • Class of 2020