Upper School (9-12)
St. Mary Academy - Bay View promotes an atmosphere of respect for and among all students of diverse backgrounds. Rooted in the core gospel values that inspired Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, we are committed to sustaining an educational environment that fosters respect, integrity, compassion, mercy, global awareness, justice, spiritual growth, service, and academic excellence.
At Bay View, young women are challenged to grow as self-expressive, resilient, and analytical scholars. We support this process by providing learning opportunities that will prepare our students not only for college but also for their involvement as active, empathetic participants in our changing world.
Bay View students are enthusiastically engaged in their education as inquisitive thinkers and effective communicators. Our rigorous Upper School curriculum is delivered by an exceptional faculty who incorporate problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and experiential learning as standards in their instructional practice. Customized scheduling affords students a range of placement in high-level classes to suit their talents and learning needs - from level one to honors, Advanced Placement, and even college courses through Rhode Island College’s Early Enrollment Program.
Aspiring to cultivate an innovative mindset and 21st-century skill development, Bay View has partnered with Project Engine to incorporate the essentials of an engineering design process in all aspects of the STEM/STREAM curriculum.
This Project-Based approach is intended to strengthen the following skills:
- Collaboration in a team setting
- Decision-making and problem-solving
- Time management, planning, and prioritization of work
- Verbal communication, inside and outside the organization
- Quantitative data analysis
- Ability to obtain and process new information
- Technical expertise related to job responsibilities
History & Social Sciences
Physical Education & Health
Letter From Our Principal
US Program of Studies
US Student Handbook
Meet Our Upper School Teachers