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SCHOOL CODE CEEB 053435
St. Mary's High School is a Roman Catholic, four
year co-educational, college preparatory high school under the
canonical direction of the Bishop of the Diocese of Stockton.
lt is fully accredited by the Western Association of
Schools and Colleges and by the Western
Catholic Education Association.
The school is located in the Central Valley of
California in Stockton on North El Dorado Street. It is two
miles north of University of the Pacific and one mile east of
San Joaquin Delta
Our student population of 795 represents the
diversity of the San Joaquin Valley and
Black, Caucaslan. Hispanic, Native
American, and Pacific Islander
We have 66 dedicated faculty members who hold
degrees advanced degrees and/or masters in their related fields
of administration, teaching or counseling. Faculty includes one
religious represented by the order of Oblates of St. Francis de
Sales. Student- to-Faculty ratio is 8 to 1. Average class size
Located on twenty-five acres in a residential
neighborhood, St. Mary's draws students from 1471oc:al
elementary and Junior High Schools. Facilities continue to
expand in order to serve our mission of academic excellence. The
campus includes an academic building which house administration
offices, a modern library, technology center, and state of the
art "smart" classrooms and with wireless internet available
throughout the campus. In addition, there are four classroom
buildings including computer and technology classrooms, a
cafeteria, student stoe and two gyms. Athletic facilities are
comporomised of a athletic training center, weight room, track
facilities, baseball, football and soccer field, a
baseball-wrestling-cheer practice building, six tennis courts,
two sand volleyball courts and an Olympic size swimming pool.
There is a student chapel and a residence for the Oblates of St.
Francis de Sales.
St. Mary's students are active in many clubs and
organizations emphasizing creativity, scholarship and service.
Student athletes compete in the Tri-City Athletic League in
badminton, baseball, basketball, track, cross country, diving,
football, golf, softball, swimming, volleyball, water polo and
wrestling. Ice hockey, lacrosse, beach volleyball and trap
shooting compete in separate leagues.
The school year is divided into fall and spring
Students choose from nine departments for their
required and elective courses.
Some courses are offered at basic, college
preparatory or honors/AP levels .
AP COURSES OFFERED
HONORS COURSES OFFERED
St. Mary's exceeds state and national averages
on ACT, PSAT and SAT
St. Mary's continues to exceed state and national
test averages on AP exams
since 1990. Last year we had 59 AP Scholars.
76% OF STUDENTS ATTEND A 4 YEAR
22% OF STUDENTS ATTEND A 2-YEAR
Every student is required to take the following
core program: ('Composition & Speech required for Class of
2020, 2021 and 2022. Computer required for Class of 2019)
Comp & Speech
91% of our juniors & seniors take upper division
87% of our juniors & seniors take upper division
100% of our students are required to enroll in
Italian, Spanish or American Sign Language.
AP Exams Administered
Calculus AB & BC
89 - 80
69 - 60
GPA is calculated by converting grade points and
dividing by attempted credits.
Shadow-A-Ram Program is a terrific way for 7th and 8th grade students to get
an inside and accurate look of what it is really like to be a St. Mary’s
student. 8th grade students can select from any of the six programs and 7th
grade students are eligible to shadow in the March and April programs.
Shadowing is not a mandatory part of the application process, but a
great opportunity to spend time on our campus in the company of a St.
Admissions representatives begin the day with
a campus tour and are available to answer questions. Current St. Mary’s
students will guide their shadows through the morning and the program
concludes after lunch (provided by us). Students tell us year after year
that this was the best way for them to get to know St. Mary’s.
For the 2019-2020 school year, Saint Mary's
High School will continue to admit students from China and Brazil to our
school. This program is in partnership with Twinn Palms, a firm that
organizes the homestay component.
We are looking for families who are
interested in hosting an international student. For your consideration, host
families will receive $1,300 per month for each month that a student is in
their home. In return, host families will provide meals, airport
transportation, transportation to and from school and school events, a
bedroom for each student, and wireless internet connection. In addition,
host families will be required to complete a safe environment training
program and a background screening. Medical insurance, uniforms and other
campus expenses are covered through the tuition and fees paid by the
If this program is of interest to you and you
wish to receive more information and details on logistics, please email our
Twinn Palms' Coordinator, Michele Padilla at MicheleP@twinnpalms.com the
following information and we will add your family to the interest list.
Students' names and grades in fall of
2019 (if applicable)
City of residence
Languages spoken in your home
Experience with international student
or exchange programs
Please understand that this is not a
commitment on your part at this time but an interest in your family to
engage in a discussion about this wonderful opportunity.
Thank you for your support of this program.
Director of Admissions and Communications
A Ram Happenings ...
#classof2023 Bright futures start here !
Class of 2030 Visits
part of its outreach to Catholic grade schools, St. Mary's invited the
future class of 2030 from Annunciation School. The 1st graders got to meet
President Jim Brusa, Principle Kathy Smith, visit Athletics, see what the
Football locker room and training rooms were like; visited classrooms of Ms.
Jean Aquiilar and Mrs. Margo Kozina (who had a special treat seeing her
grandson Joseph) who gave them candy, then were treated to yogurt at the Ram
Shack before going to the chapel where Fr.Matt Issac welcomed them, blessing
them and giving each a rosary. The class finished up by going through
yearbooks to see if they could find their parents and grandparents who
attended St. May's. Future Rams!
Mary's High School partners with Three W International to provide
comprehensive international student enrollment management to students from
China, Brazil and Vietnam.
Together, we are able to provide unparalleled support and service to our
international students, from general admissions to post-arrival and beyond.
If you are an international student interested in applying to St. Mary's
High School, please use the following link for contact information:
a) The placement test for all applicants will
be administered at St. Mary’s
b) The Department Chairperson recommends
courses according to Department criteria.
c) The course schedule proposed by St. Mary’s
for each applicant will be approved by the parent and the student at a
meeting in the spring. If parents have additional concerns, they should make
an appointment with the Department Chair or the Guidance staff.
a) As a rule, St. Mary’s does not accept
transfer students into the 12th grade from local high schools.
b) St. Mary’s does not accept 12th grade
second semester students transferring from local high schools.
c) Transfer student's application must
include a transcript. The Dean of Students may be asked to review the
attendance and disciplinary records of applicants and make the appropriate
recommendations to the Vice Principal and/or admissions committee.
Consultation with personnel at the student’s previous school will be made.
d) A placement test may be administered by
the Guidance Department.
e) Upon acceptance, the transfer student will
be scheduled into classes. It should be understood by each transfer student
and the student's parents that St. Mary’s has established certain
requirements for graduation. St. Mary's expects transfer students to conform
to these requirements. It should also be understood that it is not always
possible to provide a transfer student with all of the courses requested
because of class enrollment capacity and/or other student requirements.
f) Transfer students who desire to
participate in athletics should meet with the Athletic Director.
Admission Of Students After
The Start Of School Or During Summer Break
In order to better meet the needs of new
students and at the same time to give us an opportunity to screen
applicants, the following procedures will be in effect for students who
apply for admission once school has begun or during the summer.
a) Registrar obtains completed application
and current transcript.
b) If no test scores are available, testing
with the guidance department may be arranged.
c) All documentation, including application,
transcript, test scores and the registration fee of $300 will then be
submitted to the Vice Principal.
d) Vice Principal will review the
documentation, schedule the student and interview the student and their
e) The application and other documentation
will be reviewed by the admissions committee and a decision will be made
concerning the student's acceptance.
f) All acceptances during the summer are
We at St. Mary's High School understand that a Catholic
school education is a gift that leads to a brighter future, and
we know that this gift represents a significant investment and
commitment for any family. St. Mary's works with families on a
confidential, individual basis to ensure that qualified students
have the opportunity to attend our school. Financial Aid may be
available to those families who show demonstrated need of
financial support. This assistance is made to as many students
and families as possible, regardless of their ethnic or racial
Those applying for Financial Aid and/or Scholarships must
complete a FACTS Grant and Aid Application. Financial Aid funds
are limited so it is imperative that the application is
submitted before the deadline. Scholarship and Grant award
amounts will be communicated to applicants by St. Mary's, prior
to registration in the Spring.
In compliance with federal regulations, Saint Mary's High
School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race,
color, or national or ethnic origin. In this matter we
follow diocesan policy. Diocesan policy on
non-discrimination and on procedures to be followed in case
there are complaints or grievances in this matter can be
found in the Administrative Handbook of the Diocese of
Stockton. A copy of this Handbook is available in the
faculty library and in the school office. The principal
coordinates local efforts to assure that our school complies
with federal regulations on non-discrimination.
Saint Mary’s High School is accredited by the
Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA).
WCEA accredits Catholic elementary and secondary
schools in nine western states (26 (arch) dioceses)
and the US Territory of Guam. WCEA co-accredits and
is in partnership with three Regional agencies (WASC,
NAAS, NCA CASI) and two private agencies (CAIS and
HAIS). WCEA began in 1957 in San Francisco and has
a long and successful history of assisting school
improvement through the accreditation process.
Mary’s High School is accredited by the Western
Association of Schools and Colleges
The WASC accreditation process aids institutions in developing and sustaining effective educational programs and assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations that an accredited institution has met high standards of quality and effectiveness.