Why choose SMC?

Video: Why choose St Mary's College?

As the only all-girls Catholic school in Tasmania from Kindergarten to Year 12, St Mary’s College is dedicated to guiding your daughter on her journey to be the best version of herself she can be.  St Mary’s specialises in girls’ education and provides a supportive environment tailored specifically to allow our students to achieve their best in academic, sport, leadership, outreach, and spiritual pursuits.

View our video Why Choose St Mary’s College.  You may also like to read our Principal’s Welcome.

Specialists in girls’ education

As specialists in girls’ education, St Mary’s helps students to achieve their best and go one pace beyond in academic, sporting, leadership, outreach and spiritual pursuits. Our staff implicitly understand the educational needs of girls.

Inclusive, caring environment

The St Mary’s College mission permeates all the College community says and does. We promote and develop the full potential and integrity of each individual in our diverse community, respecting and celebrating individual differences. We seek to provide excellence in education within a College community which promotes inclusiveness, simplicity, welcome and a strong focus on social justice.

Caring staff, committed to encouraging excellence

St Mary’s College staff are dedicated to nurturing and teaching every student in their care and invest time in getting to know your daughter. They are recognised as leaders in their field who are passionate about lifelong learning and embracing innovation and creativity in education.

Excellent specialist facilities

St Mary’s has modern, state-of-the-art facilities, coupled with iconic historical sandstone buildings. The additions of the Nagle Centre, Resource Centre, New Media Lab and Women in Science Centre ensure our girls have the best facilities to help take them go one pace beyond in their learning.

A long tradition of excellence with a bright future

Founded in 1868, St Mary’s College is one of the oldest Catholic schools in Tasmania. We have a long tradition of providing excellence in education and continue to be leaders in developing innovative programs for 21st century learning.

Convenient CBD location

Conveniently located on Harrington Street in Hobart, St Mary’s students have direct access to an extensive bus network just outside the College gates. The College is only a five-minute walk to the Elizabeth Street Mall.

Only K-12 Catholic all-girls school in Tasmania

St Mary’s College is the only Catholic Kindergarten to Year 12 all-girls school in Tasmania. This provides a seamless transition for your daughter from Junior to Senior years, offering stability and continuity at pivotal times in her education.


The below Alliance of Girls’ Schools  video captures the benefits of an all-girls’ education.

SEE FOOTER MENU

SMC Toolbox

Groving our love of learning

St Mary's College is located on the traditional lands of the muwinina people of the South East Nation. We acknowledge and deeply respect the palawa people, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community, and all Elders past and present. We are committed to learning alongside our students and community in this place, nipaluna, and support the continued sharing of knowledge and culture.