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A Visitor’s Welcome from the President
It is my pleasure to welcome you to St. Mary Academy - Bay View, Rhode Island’s premier all-girls, Catholic, college-prep school.
Since 1874, Bay View Academy has proudly provided girls and young women with a quality education guided by the compassionate values of the Sisters of Mercy. This commitment to academic excellence, to Catholic values, and to the belief in the power of all-girls, has served generations of young women as they have blazed ahead, leaving their mark on our global community.
As a life-long beneficiary of all-girls education, I am a strong advocate for single-gender learning. Here at Bay View Academy our students can be confident in the knowledge that it’s all about them. Every aspect of academic and extracurricular life is specifically crafted for girls and young women--how they learn, interact, play, compete, imagine, dream, think and communicate--in order to prepare each student for the challenges of her future.
It’s important to note that in addition to the benefit of all-girls, at Bay View Academy we are committed to staying at the forefront of technology so each student will advance with powerful tools at her fingertips. In fact, we’re one of the first schools to launch a full scale one-to-one iPad computing program. Students in the Middle and Upper Schools work each day on their very own iPads. We’re not stopping there! The Academy is dedicated to continued research into best practices of technological integration within traditional pedagogy, providing both a well-rounded and progressive education for all of our girls and young women.
At Bay View, we have all of the benefits of a large school, like a wide variety of advanced placement classes and Division I sports. The Bay View Bengals athletics offerings include a variety of comprehensive programs unmatched at other local institutions, such a sailing program that encompasses both fall and spring. We also reap the rewards of having a small student population of just under 700 girls. With a student to teacher ratio of 12:1 and with both the Lower and Middle Schools and the Upper School having their own principal and associate principals, each student receives individualized attention while being part of something bigger: an Academy with 140 years of excellence behind it and a bright future unfolding.
We hope you’ll keep checking in to see where that future takes us.
We are Bay View.
In the faithful pursuit of excellence,