Welcome from President Hurlburt

Welcome to St. Mary’s Ryken High School! Our strong history of Catholic education began in 1889 when the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth opened St. Mary’s Academy for girls. In 1981, it merged with the Xaverian Brothers’ Ryken High School, an all-boys school founded in 1956. With that, St. Mary’s Ryken was born!

During the past 38 years, we have been committed to following the Xaverian Brothers’ educational goals, which call us to form enduring personal relationships and to create a community that fosters the values of compassion, simplicity, humility, trust and zeal.

St. Mary’s Ryken embodies the Xaverian values by recognizing each student as a unique individual with God-given talents that can be nurtured by a committed and compassionate faculty. Focusing on the growth of our students spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and physically, we offer rigorous academic programs and extracurricular activities to promote each student’s personal growth and interests. Our faculty and administration recognize that in these challenging times, students must be well prepared in every field of study. It is our philosophy that students who understand ethical leadership and are confident learners will recognize their full potential as young adults and beyond.

As a college preparatory Catholic high school, St. Mary’s Ryken is a community of faith and service. As ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we provide opportunities for students to build a relationship with Christ through community service, Campus Ministry and student retreats. As educators, we’ll guide their spiritual journey, as they become compassionate and honorable young adults.

I invite you to visit our beautiful 87-acre waterfront campus, and review our web site to learn firsthand why St. Mary’s Ryken is the best choice for your student’s high school career. If you have any questions please contact us.

Mary Joy Hurlburt,

President / CEO