About St Mary's College

Purpose. Values. Beliefs.

St Mary’s College is a Reception to Year 12 Catholic girls’ school in the heart of the city of Adelaide. We empower young women through the key areas of Learning, Relationships and Innovation.

As the oldest continuously running school for girls in South Australia, we offer our students access to an exciting and expansive world within a small, safe and supportive community. We pride ourselves on being big enough to house a diverse range of opportunities, but small enough that everyone in our community is recognised and celebrated amongst the cohort. St Mary’s fosters an environment that is vibrant, celebratory and encouraging; an educational experience that nurtures development, integrity and truth; and a curriculum that is supportive, challenging, creative, active and tailormade for young women.

Through our central key areas of Learning, Relationships and Innovation, we believe our students are best equipped to enter the world with the knowledge and skills to form identities, passions and beliefs that will benefit not just themselves, but the world at large.

In terms of Learning, we offer:

  • An R-12 pathway that nurtures growth, extension, and support within an environment that values learning for all.
  • A Junior, Middle and Senior School that offers three separate yet highly connected smaller communities operating within the larger cohort.
  • An extensive team of specialist teachers to offer our students the best education in diverse disciplines.

In Relationships, we offer:

  • A community of care where every child is seen and known.

  • An R-12 student leadership program that empowers young women to develop their voice and be heard.

  • A proud, ongoing connection to St Mary’s alumni, forming lifelong networks for our students and their families.

In Innovation, we offer:

  • A diverse curriculum within and beyond the classroom with flagship programs in The Arts, STEM, Justice, Outreach and Immersion, and Health and Physical Education.

  • A bespoke approach to Flexible Learning that is student-centred and student-directed, thereby supporting individuals to thrive.

  • A strong connection with our city context, supporting links with industry, higher education and diverse learning pathways.

We acknowledge that we live, learn and work on the traditional land of the Kaurna people.

We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land.

We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.


St Mary's College Ltd
253 Franklin Street Adelaide,
SA 5000

PHONE+61 8 8216 5700