List of 18 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: Where is the school located?

    2101 South Hubert Avenue
    Tampa, Florida 33629 U.S.A.
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  • Q: What makes the school different from other schools in the area?

    The high level of dedication and commitment to education by the administration, faculty, parents and students in a caring, nurturing Christian environment sets St. Mary's apart from other schools.
  • Q: What is the school's main focus?

    Our emphasis is to provide intellectual and personal growth for students in a caring Christian environment.
  • Q: What is the tuition?

    For the school year 2017-2018:  $13,900.

    Tuition is payable in one, four, or ten installments. Tuition does not cover the cost of uniforms, books (grades 5-8), lunches, transportation, yearbook, or expenses such as overnight field trips.

    St. Mary's Episcopal Day School is committed to enrolling a qualified and diverse student body. Admission decisions are made without regard to financial status. Families who have reviewed their financial situation and feel they may need assistance in paying tuition should apply for aid by contacting the St. Mary's Business Office. Financial aid awards are available at any grade level to students who demonstrate need. 
  • Q: What are the school hours?

    8:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Before School Care beginning at 7:30 am
    After School Care beginning at 3:00 pm and available until 6:00 pm
  • Q: Do students wear uniforms?

    Students in Pre-K through 8th grade wear uniforms including navy blue shorts or pants, plaid shorts, jumpers or skirts and white blouses or polo shirts. A formal uniform is worn on select occasions.
  • Q: What activities are available for students?

    Students have the choice of a variety of on-campus activities including: safety patrols, acolytes, student council,  yearbook, video production, chorus, band, drumline, sports, scouts and service opportunities. Participation depends upon grade level.
  • Q: Do students attend chapel services?

    Attendance at Chapel is required by all students. Chapel services are held Monday and Wednesday mornings at 8:15. Weekly classes in religion are also offered.
  • Q: How can parents get involved in the school?

    St. Mary's has an active Parents' Association which offers many volunteer opportunities for parents to get involved. The Parents' Association projects include an annual golf tournament, an art appreciation program, a birthday treat service, the book fair, school photographs, teacher appreciation activities, the annual fundraising Benefit/Auction, homeroom parents, the 7th grade Meals on Wheels outreach, the 8th grade community service at Faith Cafe, and more.
  • Q: Are opportunities available for the performing arts?

    The 7th and 8th grades perform musicals chosen by our music director. Every grade performs readings, puppet shows or plays unique to their grade level. In addition, Friday assemblies give students an opportunity to present individual or group talents to the student body. The 8th graders acquire excellent speaking skills in a class taught by the headmaster.
  • Q: Can everyone be involved in sports?

    Yes, all middle school students are encouraged to participate in the sports program. Everyone is welcome. Further information about the St. Mary's sports program can be found on the Activities page.
  • Q: Is tutoring available?

    Yes, arrangements can be made for tutoring if a student needs some extra help. This can be accomplished before or after school.
  • Q: What if my child becomes ill at school?

    St. Mary's has a full-time registered nurse who manages the health room. Any student who becomes ill is sent to her for evaluation.
  • Q: What is the best way to communicate with teachers?

    Current parents and students may communicate with all faculty members through the secure Saints Portal messaging system. Many teachers also enjoy hearing from parents through the St. Mary's First Class e-mail system. Teachers check their accounts regularly and can respond to many questions through this method of communication.
  • Q: What is the school's policy on discipline?

    Discipline is rooted in our religious heritage as expressed in the Anglican tradition of scripture, tradition and reason. We strongly believe in the concepts of honor and personal integrity. Expectations for behavior are carefully and regularly explained to the students throughout the school year.
  • Q: Is a hot lunch program available?

    A student may bring lunch from home, or purchase catered hot lunches, pre-ordered online.
  • Q: Do the students take field trips?

    Each grade has field trips unique to their curriculum. Class time is used for orientation and follow-up to enhance the learning experience. Fifth through eighth graders enjoy special overnight trips designed to promote team building.