the transitional years

engaging grades 3-5

The intermediate division at St. Mary's Episcopal Day School includes grades 3-5 - the transitional years between the primary and middle divisions. We provide a rich educational experience that is diverse and well-rounded with a full enrichment program.

The educational experience is delivered by a dedicated, fabulous faculty. They know and love the children in their care and serve as positive role models. There are many opportunities to have
fun in the intermediate division as well.

Whether it is an afterschool club such as Concert Band or an exciting field trip to the Kennedy Space Center, the students in grades 3-5 truly enjoy school. Through opportunities presented both in and outside of the classroom, students experience gradually increasing expectations to help them develop their academic skills, build character, learn responsibility, and improve their organizational skills. We ultimately strive to have them ready to manage a middle school schedule and curriculum as confident, independent students.

A formal headshot photo of faculty member Matt Schifeling.

 Intermediate Division Head: Matt Schifeling
Appointed: 2010

A renowned curriculum

St. Mary's actively and regularly evaluates and revises our curriculum to meet the ever evolving needs of our students. We're proud to offer programming that boasts academic excellence, preparing students for a successful life after St. Mary's and well beyond into adulthood.

  • Language Arts (reading, grammar, writing, spelling, vocabulary)
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • Religious Studies
  • PE
  • STEM
  • Art
  • Music
  • Library
  • SWAG (Student Wellness and Growth)

Let us help you determine if St. Mary's is the right fit for your child.


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.

Hear From Our Students

Why St. Mary's?
We believe that the voices and perspectives of our students are essential to understanding the true spirit of our school community. That's why we invite you to "hear from our students" and learn more about their experiences here at our school. Our students are the heart and soul of our institution, and their stories and insights offer a unique glimpse into the joys and challenges of attending our school.
We understand there are a lot of questions when considering schools. We’re here to answer those. Connect with us to discuss your questions.
What should I look for when I visit?
When you visit our campus, you can expect a warm and welcoming environment where students are encouraged to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to providing a challenging and supportive learning experience that emphasizes character development, service, and community involvement. At St. Mary's, we prioritize the well-being of our students and foster a culture of inclusivity and respect. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our programs, facilities, and community, and we look forward to welcoming you to our campus soon.
We understand there are a lot of questions when considering schools. We’re here to answer those. Connect with us to discuss your questions.
What can you offer new students?
With our experienced and dedicated faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and diverse student community, St. Mary's Episcopal Day School offers a welcoming and supportive environment for your academic and personal development. From our comprehensive curriculum and innovative programs to our extensive extracurricular activities and community service opportunities, there's something for everyone.
We understand there are a lot of questions when considering schools. We’re here to answer those. Connect with us to discuss your questions.