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Welcome all Future Knights! 


St. Mary's Ryken is a private school committed to providing a highly competitive, yet affordable, college preparatory education to students in the Southern Maryland region. SMR is one of 13 schools in the Xaverian Brothers tradition throughout the United States, and we adhere to the Xaverian motto: "Inspiring Lives of Learning, Faith & Service." 

Over their four years at SMR, students grow within a mentoring and caring environment that fosters opportunities for each student to develop individual gifts and talents and prepares them to become role models and leaders in their communities.

The years a student spends at St. Mary's Ryken are marked not only by a challenging college preparatory program, but also by rewarding opportunities for service, the forming of lifelong friendships, and the camaraderie of being part of athletics, extracurricular activities and shared celebrations of faith.


Meet Our Admissions Team

Amy Cricchi

Amy Cricchi

Director of Enrollment Management

It has been a joy to be a member of the SMR admissions team since 2011.  Our students make it easy to promote St. Mary’s Ryken with a passion every day.  I have such a great sense of pride witnessing our student's achievements in the classroom, on the stage or in the studio, in leadership roles and in athletics. We look forward to showing you our beautiful, serene, waterfront campus!

Kristen Stark

Kristen Stark

Director of Admissions

As the parent of a St. Mary’s Ryken graduate, a current student and an incoming freshman, I am proud to introduce our school community to prospective students and families. An SMR education strives to meet the needs of the whole child; there truly is something for everyone here at SMR. I look forward to welcoming you to our  peaceful campus and sharing what our school community has to offer your family!

Taylor Nelson

Taylor Nelson

Class of 2020
Assistant Director of Admissions

St. Mary’s Ryken strives to instill the values of trust, simplicity, compassion, humility, and zeal in every student. As a 2020 SMR graduate, this community shaped me into becoming a tenacious, devoted, and ambitious young woman that has prepared me for success. I am overjoyed to come back and serve a community that has poured so much into me. I am thrilled to welcome families to such a loving and family-oriented community that is dedicated to each child’s academic, moral, and spiritual growth!

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