Why choose SMC?

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St Mary’s College is dedicated to guiding your daughter on her journey to be the very best version of herself that she can be. We will encourage her to go one pace beyond in all aspects of life. We share the values you want to instil in your daughter and show her a world of opportunities.

When your daughter graduates from St Mary’s at the end of Year 12, we aspire for her to be a savvy young woman – for her to be articulate, a problem solver who thinks outside the square, pursues excellence in her career aspirations and is comfortable with change. We aspire for her to be compassionate, with a deep sense of social justice, an understanding of the importance of contributing to the community, and an openness to God.

Specialists in girls’ education

St Mary’s specialises in girls’ education and provides a supportive environment tailored specifically to girls to help them 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 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.


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