big or small, students grow in every moment

Student life at St. Mary's is rich, vibrant, and filled with diverse opportunity around every corner. However, a child's holistic development doesn't just happen in the classroom.

It happens in the moments outside the classroom. When they're challenged to try new activities and meet new people. When they have to push themselves physically in athletics. When they're encouraged to step up as a leader and guide their peers. 

It also happens in the small moments. When they're playing with Miss Louise, St. Mary's lovable golden retriever comfort dog. When they're participating in the time-honored Christmas tradition of Reindeer Games. When they're adding items to a hygiene bag to help those in need.

As partners in each student's journey, we're committed to bringing our Learn~Love~Lead motto to life within every child. Here, we don't just educate; we inspire and empower each child to reach their full potential.

Two students playing on a scooter board.

Qualities of a Saint

Empowered. Compassionate. Ethical. Confident. Resilient.

Students and faculty at a pep rally wearing costumes and wigs.


The heart of who we are

St. Mary's traditions serve as a bridge that connects our past, present, and future, thereby fostering a sense of continuity and belonging. They are shared experiences that weave together generations of faculty, staff, students, and families, instilling  a profound sense of identity and community. Our traditions ensure that even as students grow and move forward, they remain forever a part of the St. Mary's family.

Students in costumes during theater club.

Clubs and Activities

never a dull moment at st. mary's

We proudly host an array of year-round events and activities that offer students immersive learning experiences beyond the classroom. Students can explore their interests, develop their skills, and understand what teamwork and leadership is all about. Our diverse extracurricular offerings are tailored to cater to every child's passion and are available across all grade levels.

A group of students outside in a stand for a bake sale.

service learning

a foundation for service to others

Students engage in service learning at every stage of their academic journey with us. This underscores our belief that community service is a fundamental component of a well-rounded education, aligned with our core quality of compassion. Through grade-specific outreach projects, students learn the impact they can have on the world; they're enabled to live out their faith through actions, serving those less fortunate as they build a framework for lifelong service.

Get to Know St. Mary's

Why ST. Mary’s?

Meet Miss Louise

Discover the Magic of St. Mary's

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Facts and Figures

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, two art rooms, two music rooms, video production studio, computer lab, 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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