St. Mary's Academy: Shaping women of distinction,

committed to lifelong learning and service

We are committed to encouraging each young woman to find her voice, develop her talents, and pursue her educational goals with determination - preparing her for college and beyond. At St. Mary's Academy (SMA), students have every opportunity to pursue something new and become their best selves. 

We have been educating young women in the Inglewood area for over 130 years. Founded in 1889 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, and being the oldest continuously operating Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, we have a long and rich history of academic excellence, sisterhood, and service to the "dear neighbor." 

Why St. Mary's Academy?

Together with our families, the administration, faculty and staff are committed to forming a Christian community that nurtures and challenges each young woman to attain her full potential. This effort is consistently characterized by respect for the individual, service to the "dear neighbor," academic excellence; preparation for higher education and the empowerment of young women who are inspired to take their places in an ever-changing world.

  • State-of-the-Art Innovation Lab: engage in multiple ways of learning, complex problem solving, and creative collaboration using cutting-edge equipment and technology such as 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, sewing machines, and so much more to bring ideas from sketches to real-life. 
  • Individualized College Counseling: our counselors provide highly individualized support to help match each student to the best college or university where she will thrive personally and professionally.
  • Clubs and Organizations: cultivate leadership and build interpersonal skills by joining one of our many campus organizations and student clubs, such as Studnet Leadership Council, Campus Ministry, Anime Club, Black Student Union, Robotics, and other service-oriented clubs.
  • Athletics: SMA has seven different athletic teams that provide students the opportunity to train, compete, and build life-long bonds.
  • Onward Scholars Program: a competitive four-year student success program for selected high school students with strong academic and leadership backgrounds that offers a 75% scholarship, mentoring, and college prep support.

For more information, check out our Academic Offerings and our current Course Catalog.


St. Mary's Academy Inglewood Admissions
Start the Admissions Process with SMA Today!
  • Stay Connected: submit an inquiry to ensure you receive the latest in admissions news. 
  • Apply: start an application today to begin the admissions process! We are also currently accepting applications for mid-year transfer students for the 2023-2024 school year.
  • Visit Campus: join us for any of our in-person, on-campus events.
  • Contact Us: reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns by emailing or calling (310) 674-8470 ext 604. 



Daphne Jones

Contact our Admissions Office

On behalf of the Admissions Office, thank you for your interest in enrolling your daughter(s) at St. Mary’s Academy. An SMA educational experience shapes women of distinction, committed to lifelong learning and service.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact me directly at or (310) 674-8470.

Daphne Jones
Director of Admissions