• Truth matters

    Here, truth matters. Freedom matters. Happiness matters.

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Our students are smart, creative, and diverse.

We challenge our students to question critically, think logically, communicate clearly, act creatively, and live ethically. We support and celebrate your successes, and we work hard to provide inspiring faith and educational opportunities in the classroom and beyond.

VISIT

Education does more than merely prepare students.

Saint Mary’s invites students into a relationship with the living God who is Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. We work to prepare the students for “what he must be and for what he must do here on earth, in order to gain the sublime end for which he was created.”

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Our focus on forming students in virtue leads us to strive especially for academic excellence. All truth leads us to Jesus Christ, so a deeper grasp of Truth leads us to a deeper knowledge and love of God.

Accordingly, we have made it our mission to provide our students with an excellent liberal arts education that not only prepares them for college and career, but—more importantly—forms them into virtuous young men and women who know the Truth and love the Good. We have designed a curriculum that promotes the dialogue between faith and reason and leads student to contemplate Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, seeing in their perfection the God who calls them to ultimate happiness.

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Happiness matters

We understand a fundamental truth that is too easily and too often forgotten: man was not created for career and college; he was created for happiness.

THE UNCOMMON CORE OF A SAINT MARY’S EDUCATION

In this Common Core era, Saint Mary’s Catholic High School stands out. To discover what makes Saint Mary’s so unique one only needs to look at our mission statement: The mission of Saint Mary’s Catholic High School is to provide a Liberal Arts education that forms virtuous young men and women who know the Truth and love the Good.  Like every other college preparatory high school, we make sure our students are ready for whichever university they choose to attend, but our primary concern is not “career and college readiness” or the “challenges of a 21st century world.” On the contrary, our first concern is man’s last end. Everything we do at Saint Mary’s—our courses, our campus ministry, our athletic competitions—everything—is oriented to this end. This is because we understand a fundamental truth that is too easily and too often forgotten: man was not created for career and college; he was created for happiness.

UNIQUELY CAPABLE

Saint Mary’s is uniquely capable of educating the whole child. By providing an education that forms the hearts, minds, and souls of the young in virtue. Saint Mary’s prepares young men and women to be receptive to God’s grace and to recognize Him at work in all things that are good, true, and beautiful.

Future Students

Challenging academics. History and tradition. Thriving sports programs. Discover why the Saint Mary’s is right for you.

Current Students

We challenge our students to question critically, think logically, communicate clearly, act creatively, and live ethically.

Alumni & Friends

We serve the people of Phoenix through outreach that benefits our community, builds relationships, and transforms lives.

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Saint Mary’s is welcoming and passionately Catholic.
Challenging academics. 100 years of history and tradition. Thriving sports programs.

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PLAN YOUR VISIT

You are why we teach, you matter.

Imagine what it would be like to surround yourself
with extraordinary thinkers who will strengthen and transform your life.
These are the kinds of leaders and teachers you’ll collaborate with every day at Saint Mary’s.

LIBERAL ARTS

The word liberal in liberal arts and liberal education does not refer to the opposite of conservative; it refers to being free, the opposite of constrained and subjugated. The liberal arts curriculum at Saint Mary’s is designed to help students learn how to think and how to communicate. In other words, these habits help men and women become wise, not just smart.

ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE

When asked to recall memories of high school, many graduates will quote a plaque in the gym from the words of legendary trainer Horace Pieri, “We may not be the biggest, but we have the firm conviction we can be the best”. Saint Mary’s boasts 9 Boys Football Championships, 7 Girls Basketball Championships, 3 Boys Basketball Championships, and one Girls’ Softball Championship.

100 YEARS OF HISTORY

Saint Mary’s Catholic High School has been part of Phoenix history since 1917, just five years after Arizona became a State.  Founded by the Sisters of the Precious Blood, the school served five boys and twelve girls and was located in a dedicated classroom at Saint Anthony’s elementary school.  In 1920, Saint Mary’s moved to its own one story home on East Monroe Street.

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