Welcome to St. Mary's Ryken



With roots dating back to 1885, St. Mary’s Ryken is one of 13 Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools in the United States. SMR adheres to the Xaverian motto: “Inspiring Lives of Learning, Faith & Service.”

SMR is a private school committed to providing a highly competitive, yet affordable college preparatory education to students in southern Maryland.

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 SMR 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 the shared celebrations of faith.