Head of School's Message

Welcome to St. Mary’s Academy! For 134 years, SMA has educated young women in the spirit of excellence and love that embodies our founding Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. We follow in the footsteps of bold, brilliant, and dedicated educators who are committed to a holistic view of education deeply rooted in the tradition of the Gospels.

Since its founding in 1889, St. Mary’s Academy has been faithfully serving the families of Los Angeles.  Our curricular and co-curricular programs such as the career paths, student leadership and service organizations, academics, athletics, and many others allow students to develop their passions and achieve their greatest potential.   

We invite you to explore our programs and visit us in person to see our mission in action firsthand.  Be part of our rich history and grow with us into the future as we build up a generation of women filled with courage, faith, and love to use their gifts to tend to the needs of the world. Welcome to SMA!

Dr. Brandi Odom Lucas

Head of School