Educating and empowering young women since 1874

Welcome From Our President

Welcome to St. Mary Academy – Bay View, where we have been investing in the power of educating girls and young women for 145 years and counting. Rooted in the rich tradition of Mercy that has been modeled by Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, our Academy positions its students to achieve academic excellence in an environment that is steeped in the core values of compassion and service. By promoting leadership, inquiry, and innovation, we are dedicated to the forward-thinking development of a holistic education that encourages and values social responsibility and global awareness.

The opportunity to lead our Bay View community is one for which I am deeply honored and grateful. Each day, I witness an esteemed faculty engage our students in 21st-century skill-building and dynamic learning experiences that equip them for success without limits, and I observe the many ways that these same students participate in numerous enriching activities offered beyond the classroom. Through it all, we recognize the privilege of our own participation in the lives of each student as she authors the inspiring, personal story of who she is becoming at Bay View…and whom she will be for the world beyond.

The inestimable value of a Bay View education is one that I hope you explore through our website and by scheduling a visit to campus. We are delighted you are interested in our school, and we look forward to welcoming you to Bay View so that you can experience, firsthand, the Mercy difference.

In Mercy,

Sister Marybeth Beretta, RSM
President