December 1, 2016
Seniors Participate in Social Savvy Day
St. Mary’s Academy presented its 15th annual Social Savvy Day on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Morton’s the Steakhouse on Canal Street. Smartly attired in business suits, the 61 members of the senior class participated in a host of etiquette and protocol workshops that included fine dining, effective communication, poise and presentation and business etiquette. Additionally, participants were treated to a continental breakfast and fine dining luncheon experience at the restaurant.
November 1, 2016
SMA AdvancED Surveys
Hello SMA Parents, Students, and Faculty,
St. Mary’s Academy has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (now AdvancED) since 1947. The school undergoes accreditation review every five years, with our next review scheduled for March 13-15, 2017.
In order to ensure continuous school improvement we must undergo careful, honest self-assessment. Your feedback will assist us with providing the best educational experience for our students.
November 20, 2016
A Night of Royal Splendor
St. Mary’s Academy’s Student Council hosted their annual Homecoming Dance on Saturday, November 19th at Crystal Palace. The culmination of a week of spirit-filled events, the homecoming dance featured the presentation of the royal court.
October 19, 2016
November 30, 2016
Nielsen Visits Elementary Students
Sharing their passion for STEM, employees of the local Nielsen company recently visited St. Mary’s Academy Elementary classes. In honor of National Education Week, the Nielsen employees led an educational outreach program at SMA to heighten awareness for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
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.