this is where your adventure begins.

We understand the importance of finding the right school for your child and for your family. St. Mary's is such a special and enriching place that we promise your family's time here will be transformative. Below, you will find all the necessary information to guide you through our application process, marking the start of your journey with us. We welcome all inquiries and very much look forward to learning more about your family. We celebrate each child's individuality and are here to support and guide you every step of the way.

Get excited because your life-changing adventure starts now!

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The first step in your St. Mary's journey is submitting an application. Applications may be submitted at any time, but should be submitted by November prior to the intended year of enrollment. We continue to accept applications beyond November based on available space. You can complete the online application here to start the process.

We aim to accept families who are seeking a well-rounded education for their child, focused on challenging academics, participation in athletics, arts, community service, enrichment, and leadership opportunities, and the development of spiritual, social, and emotional awareness. It is an expectation that all St. Mary's graduates will continue their academic careers in a challenging college preparatory program at the secondary school of their choice.

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For questions about the admission process or to schedule a visit, please contact our Director of Admission, Kathleen Lopez.

Telephone: 813.258.5508


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St. Mary's is a co-educational, independent school serving Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade, and is fully accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools. Most students live within the sunny South Tampa area. The school is housed in a two-story building consisting of 33 classrooms, a health room, two science labs, three art rooms, two music rooms, a video production studio, two STEM labs, eight administrative offices, conference rooms, a faculty work area, and a media center containing more than 15,000 volumes. Additionally, the presence of a specialized outdoor classroom significantly enriches the learning experience, offering a dynamic and immersive environment that stimulates engagement and discovery.


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We understand there are a lot of questions when considering schools. We’re here to answer those. Connect with us to discuss your questions.

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We're eager to welcome your family to our vibrant community and show you how we inspire curiosity, kindness, and dignity. We look forward to sharing more information, getting to know your child, and helping you get to know St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School.


Schedule a visit to explore St. Mary's School, located on 8.5 acres in sunny Tampa. Our campus facilities include classrooms, laboratories, art and music studios, a performing arts facility, a library, a gymnasium, playgrounds, athletic fields, St. Mary's Church, and much more.


We are currently accepting applications for the 2025-2026 academic year. The Admissions Committee evaluates applicants based on their application, school record, teacher recommendation, interviews, observations, and admissions assessments.

St. Mary's is a family-oriented school and is the primary mission of the Parish Church. In keeping with the mission statement of the school and parish, it is the school's desire to reflect, as best able, the diversity of our community. Special consideration in the admissions process is given to qualified students who are siblings of students currently enrolled at St. Mary's School, whose families are active members of St. Mary's Church, or whose parents are graduates of St. Mary's

Non-Discriminatory Policy: St. Mary's School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies, admissions, financial aid programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.  It is the policy of St. Mary's Episcopal Day School to ensure that all services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations are offered to and accessible in a meaningful manner for qualified persons with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and state law.