October 13, 2016
Dream Big At SMA
On Tuesday, October 25, St. Mary’s Academy will host its annual Open House for prospective middle and high school students. The event will feature guided tours, displays and plenty of information to familiarize families with the quality, college preparatory education that St. Mary’s Academy offers to its students. Additionally, administrators and teachers will facilitate presentations and question-and-answer sessions about the school’s academic, athletic and extracurricular opportunities. For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (504) 245-0200.Read More
October 7, 2016
SENIORS PARTICIPATE IN SPIRITUAL RETREAT
St. Mary’s Academy offers many opportunities for students to grow in their faith, including daily prayer, religion classes, monthly Masses, Sacrament of Reconciliation and retreats.
Recently, the sixty-one members of the Class of 2017 had their very own retreat in Bay St. Louis, MS at the Society of the Divine Word Retreat Center. Coordinated by SMA campus minister Mr. Remy Jones, the retreat afforded students an opportunity for renewal, reflection and reaffirmation of their faith.
October 19, 2016
October 7, 2016
STUDENTS EXPLORE OPTIONS ON COLLEGE TOURS
The choice of a college or university can be a daunting task and is arguably one of the most important decisions a student will make regarding their future. Recognizing this fact, the counseling department of St. Mary’s Academy endeavors to give students a competitive edge by taking them on college tours.
Beginning in the freshmen year, students tour locally, including Dillard University and Xavier University while sophomores visit Tuskegee University, Huntingdon College and Alabama State University.Read More
While studies have indicated that there continues to be a “disproportionate under-representation of women and minorities” in the health professions, one SMA grad continues to work tirelessly to help prepare students for careers in medicine and other health professions.
A native of New Orleans and a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy’s Class of 1996, Quo Vadis Webster is the newly appointed Director of Premedical Programs at Xavier University of Louisiana where she has advised students for over sixteen years. Under the tutelage of Dr. JW Carmichael, Jr., a stalwart of STEM education and premedical advising at Xavier for 46 years, Quo Vadis was primed to cultivate the knowledge and skills necessary to assist students who aspire to become physicians, dentists, and other health professionals. Through a series of very structured group and individual meetings, comprehensive application support services, and detailed advising/informational email communication, she and her staff strive to make Xavier students fully aware—beginning freshman year and continuing throughout enrollment—of what they should be doing (and when) to cultivate competitive applications for health professions schools.