Covid-19 Update

In an effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19, all students, staff, and visitors are required to wear a mask and to maintain 6 feet of distance while inside of St. Mary High School.

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Life at St. Mary

Life After SMHS

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Now accepting applications for the Class of 2025

St. Mary High School doesn’t just give our students an education and experiences that set them up for success in college. We help them succeed in their lives in college and beyond.

About Our School

We are a Small, Personal, and Catholic school that develops the inherent abilities of its students to think independently, communicate effectively and solve problems creatively within a framework of a college prep curriculum and Gospel values.

On the evening of June 21, 1909, ground breaking ceremonies were held for the building of a church for the newly incorporated Catholic parish community of St. Mary of Rutherford.

Reasons to attend SMHS


Student to Teacher Ratio


Student Participation
in Sports & Clubs

Over 20

Honors and
AP Classes



College Credit

Felician University Project Forward


Attending a 4 Year College

Over $4 Million

Earned by the
Class of 2021



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The goal of fundraising at St. Mary High School is to sustain the school both today and for the future. Gifts to SMHS may be made in a number of ways.

Upcoming Events


Minimum Day

7:45 am - 12:21 pmSt. Mary High School

Faculty Meeting

12:30 pm - 2:00 pmSt. Mary High School

School Mass

8:30 am - 9:30 amChurch of St. Mary

Picture Retakes

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Winter Pep Rally

1:30 pm - 2:20 pm