Head of School Welcome

Welcome to St. Mary’s.

On behalf of the entire St. Mary’s community, we welcome you and thank you for your interest in our school.  As we begin our 23rd year, we continue our commitment to educating children and preparing them for a future of engaged learning. 

St. Mary’s School is a private International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, the only school of its kind in Orange County.  As one of the area’s premier independent schools, we succeed because of our outstanding faculty, innovative curriculum and unique community.  Innovation is at the heart of our philosophy.  As an (IB) World School, we believe children learn by doing, and we use inquiry as a driver for all that we do.  Our learning spaces reflect our flexible, individualized approach to a school environment.  Under the compassionate guidance of world-class faculty, we foster independent thinking and spark imagination.  Our goal is to prepare and inspire our children to become the leaders of tomorrow.

The close-knit St. Mary’s Community is happy and vibrant.  As colleagues, we enjoy working and collaborating together for the common goal of engaging all children.  Founded on Christian Values, we encourage our students to bring out the best in each other and to take an active role in building and serving the community wherever they find it.

I am blessed to be a part of this wonderful school and encourage you to explore the St. Mary’s community further for your child and family.


Sharon Taylor
Head of School