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Academic Profile

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to St. Mary's High School. You and your sons are about to experience an exciting and novel approach to education that has resulted in much success and recognition during the last eight years.
 
  • St. Mary's High School received extraordinary recognition in February 2016 during our accreditation visit. 
  • St. Mary's teachers are featured in nationally recognized education books regarding how they have implemented high yield strategies resulting in gains in achievement.
  • Over 75 teachers from 20 elementary schools have participated in either St. Mary's workshops led by Jane E. Pollock or have observed our teachers in an effort to learn more about our Professional Learning Teams and teaching and learning strategies.
 
If you choose St. Mary's, with your support as parents, working in conjunction with our highly experienced and talented faculty, your son will begin his journey of preparation to become contributing members of not only the St. Louis community but of the global community. To thrive in the twenty-first century and beyond, he will learn a variety of worldviews, will develop exemplary character and emotional intelligence, maximize his potential in all academic areas and become a young man of strong faith and commitment to serving others. The strategies and technologies that will assist him in his growth are varied and numerous at St. Mary's. 
Our student-centered curriculum is constructed to take advantage of brain-compatible learning to help your son succeed. Coursework is designed to address the total development of your son...physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Be assured; we continue to strive for ways to improve our programs to best serve each student. Whether you already attend St. Mary’s or are exploring enrollment, I commend you for your consideration in St. Mary's High School. Our commitment to our Marianist heritage combined with our rigorous academic program continues to prepare students for success, not only in college but for life.

Sincerely,

Valerie Todd
Principal
ACADEMICS REQUIREMENTS
 
To graduate from St. Mary's High School a student must earn 29 units of credit.
 
Religion 4 Units of Credit
English 4 Units of Credit
Social Studies 4 Units of Credit
Mathematics 4 Units of Credit
Science 3 Units of Credit
Fine Arts 1 Unit of Credit
Practical Arts
1 Unit of Credit
Physical Education 1 Unit of Credit
Foreign Language/or Equivalent
2 Units of Credit
Electives 5 Units of Credit

 

Total Units of Credits -  29
 
Students are also required to complete 80 hours of service, a Junior Career Internship and a Senior Capstone Project.