About


St. Mary Academy - Bay View is a Catholic, college-preparatory school for girls and young women.



The Academy was founded by the Religious Sisters of Mercy in 1874. Bay View’s campus is located in Riverside, Rhode Island, five miles east of the state Capitol building. The enrollment of the school is 538 girls and young women in preschool through grade twelve. Middle and Upper School students are selected on the basis of a rigorous entrance examination as well as superior academic achievement.

Students are drawn from cities and towns throughout Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts and Northeastern Connecticut. The Academy also enrolls international students through a variety of international agencies, providing both dormitory and host family housing.

Bay View welcomes and appreciates the community enrichment that ethnic, cultural and religious diversity provide.


School Profile 2018-2019

Upper School

Faculty33
Advanced Degrees74%
Student Enrollment333
Class of 2018104
Student to Teacher Ratio10:1



Examples of Class Offerings at Bay View


Biology
Calculus AB & BC
Chemistry
Computer Science A
Computer Science Principles
English Language & Composition
English Literature & Composition
European History
Italian Language & Culture
Physics 1
Physics 2
Psychology
Spanish Language & Culture
Statistics
Studio Art: Drawing
US Government & Politics
US History
AP-VHS Courses
Art History

*Students enrolled in an AP course(s) are required to sit for the respective AP exam in May.

Middle School


Faculty15
Advanced Degrees27%
Student Enrollment98
Student to Teacher Ratio7:1
Average Class Size15 Students

Lower School


Faculty10
Advanced Degrees71%
Student Enrollment107
Student to Teacher Ratio11:1
Average Class Size19 Students



Graduation requirements


English4 credits
Theology4 credits
Mathematics3 credits
Science3 credits
Social Sciences3 credits
World Language3 credits
Physical Education/Health2 credits
Fine Arts.5 credits
Computer Literacy.5 credits
Community Outreach.25 credits
School to Career.25 credits
Electives3.5 credits
Total Credits Required27 credits

Class of 2018 - Statistics


Four-Year Colleges99%
Two-Year Colleges1%
Combined College Placement100%

Advanced Placement Classes

2018 Advancement Placement Participation*:

352AP Exams Administered
76%of seniors took one or more AP Exams
63%of juniors took one or more AP Exams
12%of sophomores took one of more AP Exams

St. Mary Academy - Bay View students graduate at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul.


College and University Acceptances for the Classes of 2012 - 2018

Schools are listed in alphabetical order

A

  • Adelphi University
  • Agnes Scott College
  • Albany College of Pharmacy
  • Albion College
  • Albright College
  • Alfred University
  • Allegheny College
  • American International College
  • AMDA - College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts
  • American University
  • Anna Maria College
  • Appalachian State University
  • Arcadia University
  • Arizona State University
  • Art Center College of Design
  • Assumption College
  • Augsburg College

B

  • Babson College
  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • Bard College
  • Baruch College of the CUNY
  • Bates College
  • Bay Path University
  • Bay State College
  • Baylor University
  • Becker College
  • Bellevue College
  • Belmont University
  • Bentley University
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Binghamton University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Bowdoin College
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Bradley University
  • Brandeis University
  • Bridgewater College
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Bristol Community College
  • Brown University
  • Bryant University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Bucknell University
  • Buffalo State College of SUNY

C

  • Caldwell University
  • California College of the Arts (San Francisco)
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Castleton University
  • Catholic University of America
  • Cazenovia College
  • Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design
  • Champlain College
  • Chapman University
  • College of Charleston
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • College of Saint Rose
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • College of William and Mary
  • College of Wooster
  • Chatham University
  • Chestnut Hill College
  • City College of New York
  • Clark University
  • Clarkson University
  • Clemson University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Coker College
  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • Colgate University
  • Colorado State University
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Columbia University
  • Community College of Rhode Island
  • Concordia University - Montreal
  • Connecticut College
  • Cornell University
  • Curry College

D

  • Daemen College
  • Dartmouth College
  • Daytona State College
  • Dean College
  • Denison University
  • DePaul University
  • DeSales University
  • Dickinson College
  • Drew University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Duquesne University

E

  • Earlham College
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Eastern Nazarene College
  • Eckerd College
  • Elmira College
  • Elms College
  • Elon University
  • Emerson College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Emory University
  • Endicott College

F

  • Fairfield University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Ferris State University
  • Fisher College
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Flagler College
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Southern College
  • Florida State University
  • Fordham University - Lincoln Center Campus/Rose Hill Campus
  • Framingham State University
  • Franklin Pierce University
  • Full Sail University
  • Furman University

G

  • Gannon University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Gettysburg College
  • Gordon College
  • Goucher College
  • Green Mountain College
  • Guilford College

H

  • Hampshire College
  • Hartwick College
  • Haverford College
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • High Point University
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Hofstra University
  • Hope College
  • Houghton College
  • Howard University
  • Husson University

I

  • Immaculata University
  • Indiana University at Bloomington
  • Iona College
  • Iowa State University
  • Ithaca College

J

  • Jacksonville University
  • James Madison University
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the CUNY
  • Johnson & Wales University (North Miami)
  • Johnson & Wales University (Providence)

K

  • Keene State College
  • Keiser University - *Flagship Campus, FL
  • Kent State University
  • Keuka College
  • King's College

L

  • La Salle University
  • Lafayette College
  • Lake Forest College
  • Lasell College
  • Le Moyne College
  • Lehigh University
  • Lesley University
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Lipscomb University
  • Long Island University, Brooklyn
  • Long Island University, Post
  • University of Louisville
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • Lycoming College
  • Lynn University

M

  • Maine College of Art
  • Manhattan College
  • Manhattanville College
  • Marist College
  • Marquette University
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Marymount University
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • McDaniel College
  • McGill University
  • MCPHS - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Meiji Gakuin University
  • Mercy College
  • Mercyhurst University
  • Merrimack College
  • Miami University, Oxford
  • Michigan State University
  • Middlebury College
  • Monash University, Australia
  • Monmouth University
  • Morehead State University
  • Morgan State University
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Mount Ida College
  • Mount Saint Mary College
  • Muhlenberg College

N

  • New England College
  • New England Culinary Institute
  • New England Institute of Technology
  • New England School of Communications
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Newbury College
  • Nichols College
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Northeastern University
  • Norwich University
  • Nova Southeastern University

O

  • Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Olivet Nazarene University

P

  • Pace University, New York City
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Philadelphia University
  • Plymouth State University
  • Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Point Park University
  • Post University
  • Pratt Institute
  • Princeton University
  • Providence College
  • Purchase College State University of New York
  • Purdue University

Q

  • Quinnipiac University

R

  • Regis College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhode Island College
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Rhodes College
  • Rider University
  • Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Rivier University
  • Roanoke College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Roger Williams University
  • Rollins College
  • Roosevelt University
  • Rowan University
  • Russell Sage College
  • Rutgers University - Camden
  • Rutgers University - New Brunswick
  • Rutgers University - Newark

S

  • Sacred Heart University
  • Saint Anselm College
  • Saint Augustine's University
  • Saint Francis University
  • Saint Joseph's College - ME
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • Saint Leo University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Saint Michael's College
  • Saint Peter's University
  • Salem State University
  • Salve Regina University
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco Art Institute
  • Santa Clara University
  • Santa Fe College
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Seton Hall University
  • Sewanee: The University of the South
  • Shenandoah University
  • Siena College
  • Simmons College
  • Skidmore College
  • Smith College
  • Southeastern University
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Spelman College
  • Springfield College
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • St. Edward's University
  • St. John's University - Queens Campus
  • St. Lawrence University
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • St. Olaf College
  • St. Thomas University
  • State University of New York - Plattsburgh
  • State University of New York at Albany
  • Stetson University
  • Stonehill College
  • Stony Brook University
  • Suffolk University
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • SUNY College at Potsdam
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Syracuse University

T

  • Tallahassee Community College
  • Temple University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Christian University
  • The Culinary Institute of America
  • The New School
  • Towson University
  • Trinity College
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University

U

  • Union College
  • United States Naval Academy
  • Unity College
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Central Oklahoma
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Denver
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Great Falls
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Houston, Downtown
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Maine
  • University of Maine at Farmington
  • University of Maine at Machias
  • University of Maine at Presque Isle
  • University of Mary Washington
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • University of Melbourne, Australia
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • University of Missouri Columbia
  • University of New England
  • University of New Hampshire at Durham
  • University of New Haven
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • University of North Florida
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Redlands
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Saint Joseph
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Scranton
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of South Carolina, Beaufort
  • University of South Florida, Tampa
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Southern Maine
  • University of Sydney, Australia
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • University of the Arts
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Utah
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Utah State University
  • Utica College

V

  • Vanderbilt University
  • Villanova University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Tech

W

  • Wagner College
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington and Jefferson College
  • Washington College
  • Washington State University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wellesley College
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Wesleyan University
  • West Virginia University
  • Western New England University
  • Westminster College
  • Wheaton College MA
  • Williams College
  • Wilson College
  • Wofford College
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Worcester State University

X

  • Xavier University