Welcome to St. Mary's Ryken


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

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!

Aimee Raley

Assistant Director of Admissions

I have been a member of the St. Mary’s Ryken community since 2017.  Working in the Admissions Office is something I take great pride in because I truly enjoy meeting new families and showing them what makes the St. Mary’s Ryken community such a special place.

Elizabeth Kandler

Assistant Director of Admissions

As a member of the Class of 2007, I take great pride in being a member of the St. Mary’s Ryken community.  I love my work as an Assistant Director of Admissions and introducing prospective families to what makes the St. Mary’s Ryken community truly special.  We are more than a school and I can’t wait to help your family discover the difference of an SMR education.

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