paving the way for inspired minds, compassionate hearts, and future leaders

The journey of education is a shared one, where every act of support, big or small, makes a direct impact on our students' futures. Whether through donations, volunteering, or participating in our annual appeal, contributions are a testament to the power of collective action and faith in the potential of every child. Each path offers a unique opportunity to be a part of our mission to inspire curiosity, kindness, and dignity in a caring Christian community.

Together, we can provide opportunities so our students not only dream of making a difference, but are equipped to turn those dreams into reality.

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St. Mary's heart of gold fund

shaping tomorrow together

The Heart of Gold Fund is St. Mary's most crucial appeal and is a combined effort of our entire community. This annual fund enables us to undertake projects that elevate our educational environment beyond what tuition alone can cover. Last year, thanks to our generous donors, we raised nearly $400,000, enabling transformative campus-wide changes and the expansion of our academic programs, including the creation of a middle school STEM Lab and improvements in wellness and academic resources.

Gifts have a profound impact and contribute to the school's ongoing transformation, supporting areas like the St. Mary's Endowment, financial aid, and wherever the need is greatest. With options to target your support to initiatives that resonate with you, donations not only enrich our school but also reflects your personal commitment to education.

This year, our focus turns to the future, guided by an intensive Campus Master Planning process. Your involvement is more than a contribution—it's a legacy. Join us as we continue to build on our tradition of excellence, ensuring that St. Mary's remains a beacon of learning, leadership, and love for generations to come.

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supporting st. mary's

every act of kindness makes a difference

From the Heart of Gold Fund and specific program investments to volunteering in and outside of the classroom, our community's generosity is the cornerstone of our ability to offer a rich, values-driven education. Our school's mission truly is brought to life by the unwavering support of our families and donors.

We are privileged to be united in a community where generosity, both in spirit and action, flourishes. Whether it's a financial contribution or donation of personal time, their efforts ensure that every child at St. Mary's has the opportunity to experience a renowned education that fosters academic prowess, nurtures spiritual, social, and emotional growth, and shapes students into responsible, thoughtful leaders.

Your support is a testament to the power of our community. Together, we can continue to provide an exceptional educational experience, ensuring that St. Mary's remains a place where children Learn~Love~Lead with purpose and passion. Your involvement guarantees the legacy of St. Mary’s because it creates a ripple effect that touches lives within and beyond our campus walls.

Together, we inspire change, foster compassion, and make a lasting difference in the world, one student at a time.

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other ways to SUPPORT st. mary's

From the Parents' Association and the Board of Trustees to volunteer opportunities on campus and at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, there are many ways to get involved!

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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