St. Mary's High School (Annapolis, Maryland)

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St. Mary's High School
113 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
United States
Coordinates38°58′30″N 76°29′18″W / 38.97500°N 76.48833°W / 38.97500; -76.48833Coordinates: 38°58′30″N 76°29′18″W / 38.97500°N 76.48833°W / 38.97500; -76.48833
MottoFaith, Tradition, Excellence
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
School code210008
PrincipalMindi Imes
ChaplainJohn Tizio
Teaching staff34.0 (FTE)
Enrollment500 (2013-2014)
Student to teacher ratio14.7
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)Royal Blue and White         
Athletics14 Sports
19 Teams
Athletics conferenceMIAA (boys)
IAAM (girls)
RivalSevern School
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
PublicationSoundings (literary magazine)
NewspaperThe Crabnet
Feeder schoolsSt. Mary's Elementary School, Annapolis

St. Mary's High School is a small, co-educational, college-preparatory Catholic high school located in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. It is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore.[5] St. Mary's is accredited by AdvancED, the Archdiocese of Baltimore and is recognized and approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.


St. Mary's High School is co-located with its affiliated parish church St. Mary's Church and elementary school. The church and parish itself date back to 1853 with the arrival of the Redemptorists in Baltimore. St. Mary's School (elementary) was founded in 1862 and the high school was added in 1946.[3]


The demographic breakdown of the 500 students enrolled in 2013-2014 was:[4]

  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.2%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 4.4%
  • Black - 2.8%
  • Hispanic - 3.8%
  • White - 88.0%
  • Multiracial - 0.8%

Campus features[edit]

The school is located in downtown Annapolis on Duke of Gloucester Street. It is connected by a hallway and outdoor walkway with St. Mary's Elementary School, with whom it also shares a library building, and shares its grounds with St. Mary's Church as well as the Charles Carroll House, the historic home of Charles Carroll of Annapolis. Originally, the School Sisters of Notre Dame maintained a convent on the property as well; that building has since been transformed primarily into a library and computer labs. Classrooms and hallways are based on a traditional corridor basis (A, B, and C), with lockers located in each along the walls. The gymnasium is also located on campus, and is named after C. Mason "Daffy" Russell, a longtime coach at St. Mary's.

Being located in a tight, urban area, surrounded by historic properties, the school does not have athletic fields of its own on campus. Historically, the school has utilized practice facilities at Bates Middle School and Germantown Elementary School for practices, and has used various sites in the area for home games. In 2007, St. Mary's finally gained its own home field by building the St. Mary's Field at St. John Neumann Church on Bestgate Road, approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) from campus.


St. Mary's offers AP and Honors classes for advanced students.

Student life[edit]

The school newspaper is The Crabnet, and St. Mary's has a total of 32 clubs, including a sailing club, model U.N., and a variety of others.[6]


The school's main rival is the Severn School.[7] They play lacrosse in a match called "Battle Lax"[citation needed] and football in a game called "The River Classic."[8]

St. Mary's participates in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), primarily in boy's athletics, and the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM), primarily in girl's athletics.[9] The school fields the following sports:


Cross Country (Varsity - Boys), Cross Country (Varsity - Girls), Field Hockey (Junior Varsity & Varsity - Girls), Football (JV & Varsity - Boys), Soccer (JV & Varsity - Boys), Soccer (JV & Varsity - Girls), Volleyball (JV & Varsity - Girls).[10]


Basketball (JV & Varsity - Boys), Basketball (JV & Varsity - Girls), Ice Hockey (Varsity - Boys), Swimming (Varsity - Boys), Swimming (Varsity - Girls), Wrestling (Varsity - Boys).[10]


Baseball (JV & Varsity - Boys), Lacrosse (Freshman/Sophomore, JV, & Varsity - Boys), Lacrosse (FR/SO, JV, & Varsity - Girls), Golf (Varsity - Boys & Girls), Tennis (Varsity - Boys & Girls), Track (Varsity Boys), Track (Varsity Girls).[10]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "St. Mary's Annapolis - High School - A Private Catholic School". Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  2. ^ "AdvancED - Institution Summary". Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Parish History – 20th and 21st Centuries".
  4. ^ a b "Search for Private Schools - School Detail for St Marys High School". Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  5. ^ "St. Mary's Annapolis - High School - A Private Catholic School". Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  6. ^ "St. Mary's Annapolis - Clubs & Activities". Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  7. ^ "St. Mary's Annapolis - Sarah Dewitt, Capital Athlete of the Week". St. Mary's Roman Catholic Congregation. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  8. ^ "23rd annual River Classic". Capital Gazette. 1 November 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Overview". St. Mary's Annapolis. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  10. ^ a b c "St. Mary's Annapolis - Sports". Retrieved 7 December 2015.

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