Explore St. Mary's Ryken

St. Mary's Ryken welcomes international students who seek an exceptional college preparatory education in a safe, beautiful setting.  Located on Breton Bay and in close proximity to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, students have a multitude of opportunities for partnerships and mentorships. Our community opens their homes to provide students a "Home away from Home." We have students from many nations attend SMR each year to learn and develop into tomorrow's world leaders.   


Our Extra-Curricular Opportunities

International students are encouraged to participate in any of our 26 varsity sports teams, 60+ clubs and nationally known associations and organizations. They participate in every area of school life, including Student Government and mentor programs for younger students.

Clubs and Resources


Our Resources for Success

College Preparation begins Day 1!

With a devoted International Programs Director and College Counselor, students receive academic and planning support to prepare them for the college admissions process.

Our Academics

AP Courses

Fine Arts Courses

Scholars Program

Tailored one-on-one course counseling

Our Students

Meet our students

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The SMR International Program offers selected students from under represented countries "Diversity Scholarships."

See if you qualify.

Learn about our Diversity Scholarship

Dedicated Expert Staff for International Students

Full-time International Director

Cheryl Shevchuk

Cheryl Shevchuk

Certified College Advisor

David Hamilton

David Hamilton