Saint Mary's College High School is a Catholic school where students are loved and educated by teachers and staff who are inspired by Saint John Baptist de La Salle and the tradition of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Saint Mary's is a college preparatory high school that provides students with a quality Christian education. Faculty, staff, administration, and parents associate as zealous ministers in a faith-filled, educational community.
Essentially, we at Saint Mary's seek to educate the whole person, promoting the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social development of each student through rigorous academic and CO-curricular programs. We recognize the dignity of each student in a caring, moral environment. We affirm the intellectual commitment and academic excellence, and we encourage students to assume personal responsibility for their education.
For Saint Mary's students, education is created, not passively received. Students discover themselves and their world by actively engaging their peers, their teachers, and their whole community in intellectual and moral inquiry, in order to develop critical and independent thinking. We give special attention to raising an awareness of the poor and oppressed in our society, and to demonstrating this concern and sensitivity through Christian service. We believe students thrive in an atmosphere of mutual respect within an orderly and supportive environment. We expect students who come to Saint Mary's to give, to share, to contribute, to challenge, and to grow. As graduates they are expected to be young men and women who will be lifelong learners and responsible, moral, productive citizens, and active members of their communities.
Saint Mary's, through shared Lasallian spirituality, is committed to interdependence with the broader communities of the Bay Area, the nation, and the world. As we create community, we promote and honor diversity, be it racial, economic, ethnic, or social. We are a community in which learning occurs within the framework of Catholic Christian values, one which views all things with the eyes of faith.