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At St. Mary's Episcopal Day School, we believe that education is more than just acquiring knowledge. It's a journey that cultivates a lifelong love of learning, strong character development, and growth into a well-rounded individual. Our curriculum, rooted in Episcopal values, emphasizes academic excellence, personal faith, and ethical decision-making. We provide a rich tapestry of extracurricular activities, including sports, arts, and clubs, allowing students to pursue their passions and develop their talents. We empower students to become critical thinkers, compassionate leaders, and responsible citizens through our mission: inspiring curiosity, kindness, and dignity in a caring Christian community.

The first step in this journey is submitting an application for admission. We aim to personalize the experience as much as possible for each family, ensuring a smooth and welcoming experience. We invite you to take the first step toward a transformative experience for your child. Explore our admission process and discover all the opportunities that await.

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We are currently accepting applications for the 2025-2026 academic year and are honored that you are considering our school for your family. We look forward to getting to know your child and helping you get to know St. Mary's School.

The Admissions Committee evaluates applicants on the basis of the application, the applicant's school record, teacher recommendation, interviews, observations, and admissions assessments. The Admissions Committee considers academic skills, motivation to learn, developmental and social readiness, talents, personal interests, and desire to attend St. Mary's. Through these criteria, the school seeks to admit children who demonstrate a likelihood of success within a challenging environment, high moral character, and appropriate social adjustment. Children entering Pre-Kindergarten must be four years old (kindergartners five years old and first graders six years old) by September 1 of the academic year.
Due to the competitive nature of the admissions process, families are encouraged to contact our Director of Admission, Kathleen Lopez, as early as possible:


Step 1

submit application

Applications may be submitted at any point in time, though we recommend applying no later than the November prior to the intended year of enrollment. We continue to accept applications based on availability. Please complete the online application to begin the process.

Step 2

application assessment

Application assessment screenings take place in January and February.

2025-2026 Assessment Schedule
  • Pre-Kindergarten: January 2025
  • Kindergarten: February 1 - 15, 2025
  • 1st - 8th Grade: January and February 2025
Applications received after the scheduled assessment dates will be considered only if space remains available for the applicant's specific grade level. 

step 3

acceptances are mailed


Acceptances are sent via email in early March.

Step 4

Make your decision


Upon receiving your acceptance, parents have approximately two weeks to enroll or decline the St. Mary's offer of admission. A non-refundable tuition deposit is required to complete the enrollment process and is applied to the student’s tuition and fees for the upcoming school year.

Take the first step


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.

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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.