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St. Mary's Ryken is a coeducational, college preparatory school located an hour and a half south of Washington, D.C. Our 87-acre campus is located on Breton Bay and is similar in style to a small, college campus.

St. Mary's Ryken has welcomed students from all over the globe - including the countries of China, South Korea, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Nigeria, Lithuania, Spain, Serbia, Turkey and the Congo.


Challenging College Preparatory, Advanced Placement and Honors Curriculum in a values-based environment
Everything at St. Mary's Ryken - academics, athletics, social activities - prepares our graduates to be successful as they pursue a higher education in college and beyond

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Our Graduates

St. Mary's Ryken graduates attend some of the best colleges and universities in the United States including:


Kyung (KW), Class of 2018

"Become a Knight to swim freely and closer toward your dream! Learn more about KW’s experience as a Korean International Student."

Denis, Class of 2017

"Becoming a SMR student helped me to grow in my education and as a person. Learn more about Denis’s experience as a Lithuanian International Student."

Shujing (Jennie), Class of 2017

"I enjoy the flexibility to choose my classes and the help I receive from my teachers. Learn more about Jennie’s experience as an international student. "

International Programs

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

How to Apply

International students apply to St. Mary's Ryken through several international agencies. (The St. Mary's Ryken online application is for domestic students only.)

If you have any questions, please contact the Director of International Programs:

Mrs. Cheryl Shevchuk
Tel: 301-475-7667

Interested in Becoming a Host Family?

Host families give their student the opportunity to learn and experience American culture. Your family will not only gain a new family member, you will also learn about a different culture, its values and traditions, language, food and more.

Host families must provide a bedroom and necessary transportation for the student, and must agree to a security/background check.

For more information, please contact:

Director of Internation Programs
Cheryl Shevchuk

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