CHARLOTTE HAS a variety of options for parents considering enrolling their children in private schools. From sports teams to 3-D technology to programs for students with special needs, each institution has its own strengths. We hope this guide provides information that helps your family make an informed decision.

How We Gathered the Data:
Charlotte-area private schools were sent a link to an online survey. We filled information gaps with 2016-17 data found on schools’ websites. If 2016-17 school-year information was not provided, it is because the school declined to submit the required information or it was not available on the school’s website. Many schools have different ways of reporting SAT or ACT scores. Rather than ask everyone to conform to a certain standard, we printed the scores as given. Survey submissions were edited for brevity, clarity and space. *Tuition is annual unless otherwise noted.

← Return to search

2017 Guide to Private Schools

St Mary's School

Map900 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC


Saint Mary’s School is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory, boarding, and day school for girls in grades 9–12. Established in 1842, the school is celebrating 175 years of academic excellence and personal achievement for girls.

Saint Mary’s integrated, hands-on academic program challenges girls to embrace the habits of a lifelong learner and guides them in building a foundation for college and life. Leadership curriculum and real-life experiences empower girls to serve and shape their world. Saint Mary’s rich Episcopal heritage informs values and inspires girls to act with honor. Dozens of sports, clubs, arts, and volunteer experiences allow girls to explore and discover new talents and passions. The school’s 23-acre campus located in downtown Raleigh and within close-proximity to the Research Triangle offers a uniquely vibrant 24/7 learning and living community and opportunities for partnerships with organizations like HQ Raleigh, Cisco, and Carolina Ballet.

For 175 years, Saint Mary’s School has known that an educated woman makes a difference. That’s why at Saint Mary’s every girl has what she need to find her courage, to be herself, and to grow as a young woman of intelligence, integrity, and purpose.

Where will you find your courage?

Day Student Shadow Days: October 6, December 1
Admission Overnight and Visitation Days: November 9-10, January 15-16
Please call the Admission Office at 919-424-4100 to register for these events or arrange for a campus visit.

Edit ModuleShow Tags