Scholarship, Leadership, & Service
On December 2, 1867, St. Mary’s Academy opened its doors on Chartres Street in New Orleans, LA under the leadership of Mother Josephine Charles. In June 1878, Victoria Jourdan became the first graduate.
In 2017, 150 years later, St. Mary’s Academy is celebrating its sesquicentennial by hosting a number of events that commemorate the school’s rich legacy. We invite you to join us for the celebration of our school and foundress Venerable Henriette Delille.Read More
October 2, 2017
Debutante Contest Begins
St. Mary’s Academy will host its annual Debutante Ball on Friday,
April 27, 2018, 8PM at the Pontchartrain Center. At that time, the 39 members of the senior class will be formally presented to society.
Highlighting the ball will be the presentation of the queen and her Royal Court. In order to secure a place in the court, there are guidelines that must be met. For more information, please click the read more link below.Read More
October 4, 2017
Student Council Officers & Cabinet
The Student Council at SMA is committed to embracing and sharing the school’s mission and philosophy through leadership activities.Working with students, faculty, staff and administrators, the SC represents the student body and are a contributing voice in the school. Additionally, the SC fosters a sense of unity and provides opportunities to bring the school family together.Read More
Senior Class Elects Officers
The Class of 2018 has selected their leadership. They are from left to right, President Alaina Doss; Vice President Caleigh Gautier; Secretary Myra Mitchell; and Treasurer Kianta Hughes:
October 6, 2017
On Friday, October 6, 2017, the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family continued their 175th anniversary celebration with a Youth Mass, 10:00AM at
St. Mary’s Academy. New Orleans Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond served as celebrant of the Mass with concelebrants Father Daniel Green and Father Howard Byrd and homilist Father Tony Ricard.
More than 500 students representing schools throughout the Archdiocese of New Orleans were in attendance as well as a host of priests, deacons, Sisters of the Holy Family and invited guests. Schools present at the Mass included St. Mary’s Academy, St. Augustine High School, Katharine Drexel Prep, St. Peter Claver, Jesuit, Holy Cross, Archbishop Rummel, De la Salle High School, St. Leo the Great, St. Joan of Arc, Archbishop Chapelle, St. Rita and St. Michael School.
View a copy of the Youth Program by clicking the Program link here: Program
Pictures of the event may be accessed by clicking the Read More Link belowRead More
October 10, 2017
SMA Selects Homecoming Court
After a week of campaigning and voting, the Homecoming 2017 Court was announced. Reigning as queen of the festivities will be senior Jayla Williams. The king, a senior at St. Augustine High School is Jonathan Brown. Check out the other members of the court by clicking the link below.Read More
October 4, 2017
SMA Color Guard At Pelicans Game
The SMA Color Guard was invited to present the colors during the Pelicans vs Bulls game. Check out the performance. The Color Guard is under the direction of Mr. Johnny McCray and Mrs. Elizabeth Scott.
Geaux Blue Day
St. Mary’s Academy Elementary joined the City of New Orleans in celebrating Geaux Blue Day. September 13th was declared Geaux Blue Day by the NO City Council to demonstrate our appreciation for the New Orleans Police officers and their families.
At SMA, elementary students wore blue and gave officers words of support. They also supplied lunch for all Seventh District Officers.Read More
Dr. Lakiesha Claude Williams
Since she was a young girl growing up in New Orleans, LA, Lakiesha Claude Williams dreamed of becoming a physician. She always had an aptitude for science and loved caring for others in need.
Yet her plans to work as a medical doctor changed during her senior year of high school at St. Mary’s Academy, when a teacher introduced her to the world of mathematics.
Fast-forward to present day, Dr. Lakiesha N. Williams is an associate professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Mississippi State University. She was the first African-American to get a graduate degree in biological engineering from Louisiana State University , the first African-American to earn a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Mississippi State University, and the first female faculty member in her current department.