St. Mary's High School - Why St. Mary's?

College Preparation in a Catholic Tradition!

Preparation
• 10 College-level AP courses offered in the various academic disciplines
• Career exploration and college research process begins freshmen year
• Enhanced SAT Preparation beginning during sophomore year
• Student-to-teacher ratio of 11-to-1
• Average class size of 15

Ability
See how the top 15% of St. Mary’s Students performed on challenging exams

SAT
Average score:
Verbal: 640
Math: 650
Total: 1290
ACT
Average score: 28

Opportunity
St. Mary’s students are offered acceptance to the top colleges in the country. Using their St. Mary’s education they become leaders in their communities.

TOP 35 National Colleges (that our students have been accepted to and/or are currently attending)
Boston College - Columbia University - Cornell University - Duke University - Georgetown University - Harvard University - Johns Hopkins University - New York University - Northwestern University - Stanford University - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - University of Notre Dame - University of Rochester - Vanderbilt University - Yale University

Other Top Colleges, including:
Boston University - Canisius College - Clarkson University - Fordham University - George Mason University - George Washington University - High Point University - Niagara University - The Ohio State University - Pepperdine University - Rollins College - St. Bonaventure University - St. John’s University - Syracuse University - West Point - Xavier University

Your Opportunities Await at St. Mary's High School, opportunities in ...

  • Small class sizes (average 17 per class)
  • Student to teacher ratio - 11 to 1
  • Students from freshmen through seniors have positive peer relations
  • School open before and after school and most weekends
  • Over 30 family events every year
  • Many faculty & staff members are alumni
  • Many legacy students (children of alumni)
  • Outstanding parent involvement
  • Alumni priests regularly celebrate Mass
  • On-line parent portal promotes constant contact among student, teacher, and family
  • Co-educational, “Because the real world is co-ed”

  • Community service completed by all students on every grade level
  • Abundance of worship opportunities, including monthly liturgies, weekly Mass before school, First Friday Adoration, reconciliation, and prayer services
  • Comprehensive four-year religious education program
  • Retreats at every grade level for all students
  • Dedicated religious on staff
  • Alumni priests regularly celebrate mass
  • Students, faculty, and staff serve as Eucharistic ministers, altar servers, and members of the Campus Ministry Team
  • Faith in action through Campus Ministry Team,
    The Lancer Club (community service club),
    Retreat Peer Ministry, SEEK (diversity club), and
    SOUL (pro-life club)

  • 100% students receive Regents Diploma,
    60% received Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation
  • Regents passing rate over 95% each year
    • Living Environment, Algebra, US History, Global Studies, and English regularly have 100% passing rate
    • Over 50% of students regularly achieve Mastery Rate on Regents exams
  • Average SAT scores 97 points over state average, 53 points over national average
  • 10 AP courses offered
  • Two computer labs, two mobile labs with laptops, SmartBoards throughout the building, library/media center
  • 18 Buffalo News Scholar-Athletes in 2012-13
  • $9.8 million in scholarship money for the 75 members of the Class of 2013
  • Four year Math requirement
  • Two year Foreign Language requirement
  • Honors classes offered in Chemistry, English, Math, Religion, and Social Studies
  • Homework Sessions, Math Labs, Peer Tutoring, and Reading / Writing Development for those at risk
  • Teachers available for extra help outside of class
  • NCEA Secondary School Award-winning teacher
  • On-line parent portal allows students and parents to keep track of academic standing
  • Student to teacher ratio - 11 to 1

  • Community service hours completed by all students at every grade level
  • Leadership classes include: Leadership, Marketing,
    Media Communications, and Public Speaking.
  • Leadership organizations: Environmental Club, National Honor Society, SADD, Scholars, Science Olympiad, Student Senate, SEEK (diversity club), SOuL (pro-life club), TLC (community service club), Yearbook, and more.
  • Retreat Peer Ministry (students trained to run retreats)
  • Participation in Buffalo Bills Time Warner Cable Student Leaders program, Erie County and Niagara County leadership programs
  • Over 8,000 hours of community service completed each year

  • 22 clubs and organizations, 24 athletic teams
  • In 2012-13, St. Mary's won six league championships (Women's JV & Varsity Volleyball, Men's JV & Varsity Basketball), Baseball, and Golf
  • Five teams earned trips to State Championships (Women's Volleyball, Men's Basketball, and individuals from Track, Wrestling & Bowling)
  • Recent State Championships include Women's Volleyball (13 total), Women's Basketball (2010 & 2011), Women's Softball (2010), and Men's Basketball (2009 & 2010)
  • 18 Buffalo News Scholar-Athletes in 2012-13
  • Performing Arts opportunities:Christmas Show, Evening of Fine Arts, Fall Play, Java Jive, Spring Musical
  • Music opportunities: Handbell Choir, Jazz Band, Mixed Choir, Praise Band, Vocal Ensemble
  • Newly-renovated auditorium
  • State-of-the-art 21,000 sq.ft. Athletic Center with mezzanine weight room
  • After-school Dance Club
  • Dance also offered as a credited class fulfilling the physical education requirement
  • Active Student Senate, National Honor Society, and Scholars Program
  • Nearly 85% of students participate in
    extracurricular activities

  • $10.4 million in scholarship money for the 87 members of the Class of 2014
  • Graduates attend such prestigious colleges as the Allegheny University, Boston University, Catholic University of America, Kent State University, LeMoyne College, New York University, San Diego State University, Syracuse University, University of Connecticut, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, West Point, etc.
  • Alumni are making significant contributions to their community, serving as College Presidents and Professors, Police Officers and Judges, Doctors and Lawyers, Principals and Teachers, IT Professionals, Priests and Women Religious, and so much more!
  • To see the contributions our graduates make in their community, click HERE

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