St. Mary's Episcopal School

"For 175 years, St. Mary’s has encouraged and enabled each student to reach her individual potential."

"For 175 years, St. Mary’s has encouraged and enabled each student to reach her individual potential."

Founded in 1847, St. Mary’s is the oldest independent school in Tennessee, and one of only nine Episcopal girls’ schools in the country. The mission of St. Mary’s Episcopal School is to provide a superior educational experience for girls which will encourage and enable each student to reach her individual potential. Year after year, St. Mary’s has National Merit Finalists, AP Scholars, and graduates who go on to attend the finest colleges and universities in the country.

Focusing on academic excellence is a priority, but there is so much more to a St. Mary’s education than what happens in the classroom. Three-quarters of St. Mary’s girls are athletes, and half of those are multi-sport athletes. More than half of the Upper School participates in music. St. Mary’s produces two plays per year in Upper School and one each in Lower School and Middle School. The Mock Trial team wins awards every year. St. Mary’s girls don’t have to choose between being students or athletes. They are both. And musicians. And thespians. And volunteers.

St. Mary’s has always been a community of leaders. The students, faculty, and staff come together from different neighborhoods, ethnic backgrounds, and faiths, respecting one another’s differences while celebrating shared values. St. Mary’s girls participate in volunteer efforts in the Memphis community not because it’s required, but because they believe it’s their responsibility. St. Mary’s graduates take leadership positions in their colleges and universities and in the cities and towns around the world where they live and work.


PK2 - 12th Grade



Yearly Tuition:

$3,750 - $23,950

Average Class Size:


Religious Affiliation:


Application Deadline:

December 1

Open Houses

Individual tours and student visits are available by appointment beginning late September. 
Please book individual tours here.

St. Mary’s Episcopal School
60 Perkins Extd.

Memphis, TN 38117

Admissions Director
Nicole Hernandez
[email protected]

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