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									                                                       School Facts                                                  St. Mary’s Class of 2009              Lewis & Clark College, Loyola Marymount
                                                                                                                                                           University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
                                                       Programs Offered: Grades 6 – 12                                   Verbal      Math       Writ.
                                                                                                                                                           Mercer University, Montana State University:
                                                       Student Enrollment: 430                            Mean            598         586        597       Bozeman, New Mexico State University,
                                                          Upper School students: 280                      Top 10%         755         753        750       North Carolina State University, Northern
                                                          Middle School students: 150                                                                      Arizona University, Northwestern University,
                                                                                                          Top 20%         729         723        725       Occidental College, Oregon State University,
                                                       Typical Class Size: 18
                                                                                                          Top 30%         708         705        704       Pacific Lutheran University, Pennsylvania State
                                                       Student to Teacher Ratio: 11:1                                                                      University: Harrisburg, Pepperdine University,
                                                                                                          Top 60%         662         662        661       Pitzer College, Pomona College, Portland
                                                       School Hours:
                                                         Upper School: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.                                                              State University, Providence College, Purdue
    Our Mission: St. Mary’s School                                                                                                                         University, Reed College, Rochester Institute
                                                         Middle School: 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.            National        501         515        493
    provides a community in which                                                                                                                          of Technology, Rutgers: The State University
  intellectual curiosity and academic                  Attire: Students are not required to wear          Oregon          502         515        594       of New Jersey, Saint Joseph’s University,
   excellence combine with Catholic                    uniforms. All students are expected to                                                              Saint Mary’s College, Santa Clara University,
   and democratic values to inspire                    wear neat, clean, modest and appropriate          National Merit and AP Scholars: The College       Scripps College, Seattle University, Smith
     and prepare responsible local,                    clothing.                                         Board has recognized one St. Mary’s student       College, Southern Oregon University, St. John’s
                                                                                                         at the Semi-finalist level and five at the        University, State University of New York at
     national, and global citizens.
                                                       Library: The Callaway Library welcomes            Commended level in the 2010 National              Buffalo, State University of New York at Stony
                                                       students for quiet reading, research,             Merit Scholarship Competition. In 2009,           Brook, Temple University, The American
                                                       computer use, and studying from 7:30 a.m.         31 students were recognized as Advanced           University of Rome, Tufts University, Tulane
Administration                                                                                           Placement Scholars at the national and state      University, U of O: Robert D. Clark Honors
                                                       to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
                                                                                                         level.                                            College, United States Navy: Naval Intelligence
Head of School.................Frank J. Phillips
                                                       Summer Programs: The school offers                                                                  Training Center, University of Arizona,
Upper School Head .................. Jim Meyer         special-interest courses on topics ranging        ISA Testing: In February, sophomores              University of California: Irvine, University
                                                       from SAT preparation to athletics. Programs       complete the International Schools’               of California: Santa Barbara, University of
Middle School Head .......... Chris Johnson                                                              Assessment (ISA) which offers schools a           California: Davis, University of California: Los
                                                       are subject to enrollment. Inquiries about
                                                       this program should be directed to the            form of international benchmarking. Our           Angeles, University of Colorado at Boulder,
Dir. of Advancement .........Andrea Reeder
                                                       school office.                                    sophomores’ mean score was higher than            University of Missouri: Columbia, University
Alumni Relations .......Patrick Naumes ‘65                                                               the mean scores from all 40 of the other          of Nevada: Las Vegas, University of Notre
                                                       Accreditation: St. Mary’s School is registered    nations.                                          Dame, University of Oklahoma, University of
Athletic Director ........................ James Joy                                                                                                       Oregon, University of Oregon: Robert D. Clark
                                                       with the Oregon Department of Education
                                                       and accredited by the Northwest Association of    College Placement: 97% of the Class of            Honors College, University of Pittsburgh at
College Counselor ........Teresa Baumbach
                                                       Accredited Schools and the Pacific Northwest      2009 will attend institutions of higher           Johnstown, University of Portland, University
Business Manager..................... John Barry       Association of Independent Schools. In            education. Students of the Class of 2009          of Puget Sound, University of Redlands,
                                                       addition, the school is a member of the           were accepted at the following institutions       University of Rochester, University of San
Dir. of Admission......Rebecca Naumes ‘99                                                                (bold denotes college of matriculation):          Diego, University of San Francisco, University
                                                       National Association of Independent Schools,
                                                       the National Catholic Education Association,      American University, Barnard College,             of Southern California, University of the
Registrar ........................Maggie Anderson
                                                       and other professional organizations.             Bishop’s University, Boise State University,      District of Columbia, University of Washington,
                                                                                                         Boston College, Brandeis University, California   Villanova University, Walla Walla University,
                                                       College Admissions Test Scores: The average       Lutheran University, California Polytechnic       Washington and Lee University, Washington
                                                       College Board SAT scores of St. Mary’s            State University: San Luis Obispo, Carleton       State University, Wesleyan University,
                                                       seniors traditionally exceed state and national   College, Chapman University, Claremont            Western Oregon University, Whitman College,
                                                                                                         McKenna College, Colorado College, Corban         Willamette University, Worcester Polytechnic
      St. Mary’s School                                averages.
                                                                                                         College, Dominican University of California,      Institute, Yale University.
             816 Black Oak Drive                                                                         Duke University, Emory University, Evergreen
             Medford, OR 97504                                                                           State College, Fordham University, George Fox     We surveyed our graduates from the classes
                                                                                                         University, George Washington University,         of 1989 through 2002 inclusive. Over 95%
    Ph. 541.773.7877 Fx. 541.772.8973                                                                    Gonzaga University, Hampshire College,            of St. Mary’s graduates from these years went
         admissions@smschool.us                                                                          Harvard University, Hofstra University,           on to college. Of these graduates, 86% have
             www.smschool.us                                                                             Humboldt State University, Idaho State            gone on to earn college degrees within five
                                                                                                         University, Lane Community College,               years of entry.
Upper School Program                            Community Service: As part of the School’s     Chinese students, teachers, and professors.          Middle School Athletics
                                                mission to prepare students for leadership     Confucius Classroom status is part of                Fall: Football (Boys) • Volleyball
Students entering St. Mary’s School plan        positions within their community, every        an initiative by the Chinese Ministry of             (Girls) • Cross Country (Boys/Girls)
their program for the period of four            Upper School student is required to            Education to make Chinese language
years in order to ensure that they meet all                                                                                                         Winter: Basketball (Boys/Girls)
                                                complete a minimum of one hundred              instruction and Chinese cultural studies
requirements for graduation and college         hours of meaningful service to the greater     available to high school and college                 Spring: Track & Field (Boys/Girls)
entrance. All students at St. Mary’s are        community. The Community Service               students around the globe.
required to take 28 credits of coursework       Committee will help students locate service
                                                                                                                                                    Admissions
prior to graduation: 4 years English, 3 years   opportunities that are both interesting and    While there are almost 300 universities in
social science, 4 years religion, 4 years                                                      the program worldwide participating at the           Applications for admission are due on
                                                relevant to future career choices.                                                                  February 15. The application for admission
mathematics, 3 years science, 1 year physical                                                  Confucius Institute level, including over 50
education, 2 years foreign language, 1 year     Junior Project: A twelve to twenty page,       major universities in the USA, just twelve           contains three forms, including one
fine arts, and 6 electives.                     thesis-driven, multi-disciplinary research     secondary schools in the world have been             for parents, students, and a request for
                                                paper is required as a capstone to the         so honored by the Chinese government.                copies of the student’s grades. The final
During their four years at St. Mary’s,          junior year. Teachers serve as mentors and     St. Mary’s is the first secondary school to          step is an interview with the prospective
students work closely with their advisors,      guides in this process throughout the year.    receive this distinction in the Americas.            family. The goal of the Admissions
teachers, and school administrators on                                                                                                              Committee is to review each applicant
academic preparation and college planning.      Senior Project: In the second semester,        The program provides funding for                     and select students on the basis of
Within the context of course content,           all members of the senior class research,      St. Mary’s Mandarin teachers, community              academic effort, ability, and citizenship.
students gain the necessary skills required     write, and present a paper (seven              classes in Mandarin, textbooks, and an
                                                to ten pages) concerning an issue              exchange program with a sister school                Financial Aid: St. Mary’s is committed to
for the aptitude and achievement tests                                                                                                              making a St. Mary’s education affordable
required by most institutions of higher         related to their community service             in central China, and a wealth of other
                                                experiences. There are both written            opportunities.                                       for anyone who truly desires it. The School
education (PSAT, SAT Reasoning & SAT                                                                                                                uses FAST (Financial Aid for School
Subject, and Advanced Placement).               and oral components to this project.
                                                                                                                                                    Tuition) in determining demonstrated
                                                                                               Campus Activities
                                                Upper School Athletics: St. Mary’s School is                                                        family need. Please contact the Admission
St. Mary’s offers 17 Advanced Placement                                                        Campus activities include: Community                 Office for more information.
                                                a member of the Oregon School Activities
courses:                                                                                       Service Committee, Mock Trial, Brain
                                                Association (OSAA) and competes at
                                                the class AA level in the following:           Bowl, educational travel programs,                   Open House Events: The Admissions
U.S. History             U.S. Government
                                                                                               student government, National Honor                   Office hosts a number of Open House
Art History              Macro Economics
                                                Fall: Football (Boys) • Soccer (Boys/Girls)    Society, National Junior Classical League,           evenings during the course of the school
Micro Economics          European History
                                                • Cross Country (Boys/Girls) • Volleyball      after-school ski program, outdoor club,              year to acquaint prospective families
Biology                  Chemistry
                                                (Girls) • Dance (Boys/Girls)                   environmental club, fellowship of Christian          with the school. The dates and times
English Literature       Spanish Language
                                                                                               athletes, math team, Chinese club, Spanish           are subject to change; please contact
German Language          Latin Vergil           Winter: Basketball (Boys/Girls) • Dance        club, drama club, game club, film club,              the school prior to attending.
Calculus                 Statistics             (Boys/Girls)
Physics: Mechanics       Studio Art                                                            Interact, spirit club, anime club, vegetarian
                                                Spring: Track & Field (Boys/Girls) • Golf      club, intramural sports, astronomy club,
Chinese                                                                                                                                                2009-2010 Open House Dates:
                                                (Boys/Girls) • Softball (Girls) • Baseball     choir, jazz band, chamber ensemble,
Advanced Placement exams are given in May.                                                     orchestra, and drama programs.
                                                (Boys) • Tennis (Boys/Girls)                                                                                November 18, 2009 6:30pm
                                                In addition, students may participate in                                                                     January 20, 2010 6:30pm
All courses within the curriculum are                                                          Middle School Program
                                                interscholastic ski and snowboard programs                                                                    April 28, 2010 6:30pm
planned with an overall scope and sequence
in mind so that each course builds on the                                                      The focus in the Middle School is on
                                                                                                                                                      For more information please contact the
materials covered in previous courses.          Confucius Classroom                            providing a student-centered, developmentally
                                                                                                                                                       Office of Admission at 541.773.7877 or
Additionally, individualized help and                                                          appropriate, and intellectually challenging
                                                Hanban, the Office of Chinese Language                                                                 visit our web site at www.smschool.us or
programs are available for students who                                                        curriculum for grades 6-8. Daily advisor group
                                                Council International of The People’s                                                                   email us at admissions@smschool.us.
have missed some portion of the program                                                        meetings, small classes, and dedicated teachers
                                                Republic of China has named St. Mary’s
or who are working toward mastery at their                                                     who understand the cognitive, social, and
                                                School the first Confucius Classroom at
own pace.                                                                                      emotional needs of young adolescents help
                                                a secondary school in North or South
                                                                                               to ensure that every student is challenged and
                                                America. This award gives southern
                                                                                               supported. We strive to create an environment
                                                Oregon students and community members
                                                                                               that encourages academic growth and
                                                unprecedented access to Chinese language
                                                                                               curiosity, promotes skill development and
                                                and cultural studies, travel to China, and
                                                                                               critical thinking, and fosters a love of learning.
                                                friendship-building opportunities with

								
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