St. Mary's Ryken High School has a strong history of Catholic education which began in 1889 when the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth opened St. Mary’s Academy for girls. In 1981, it merged with the Xaverian Brothers’ Ryken High School, an all-boys school founded in 1956. With that, St. Mary’s Ryken was born. During the past 36 years, SMRHS has been committed to following the Xaverian Brothers’ educational goals, which call us to form enduring personal relationships and to create a community that fosters the values of compassion, simplicity, humility, trust and zeal. We recognize that each student as a unique individual with God-given talents that can be nurtured by a committed and compassionate faculty. Focusing on the growth of our students spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and physically, we offer rigorous academic programs and extracurricular activities to promote each student’s personal growth and interests. Our faculty and administration recognize that in these challenging times, students must be well prepared in every field of study. It is our philosophy that students who understand ethical leadership and are confident learners will recognize their full potential as young adults and beyond. To learn more about St. Mary's Ryken High School, its academic curriculum, and its facilities visit www.smrhs.org or call the Admissions Office at 301-373-4184.