St. Mary’s Academy is committed to providing our students with every opportunity to learn, grow, realize their potential, and become powerful agents of change. We depend on our community – current SMA families as well as alumnae – to help us fulfill that mission.
“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless”.
– SHERRY ANDERSON
The SMA community is involved and contributes in a variety of ways to support activities in all three divisions of the school. Whether working alongside middle school students preparing sandwiches for those in need, working in small math groups in the lower school, or surprising the high school students with an abundance of snacks, our SMA parents are vital to our commuity. Our families are greeters for new family events, game organizers for our all-academy Fall Festival, and much more. We couldn’t do what we do without you!
Many SMA community members choose to volunteer with our Academy Parents or Alumnae Association. Others generously give their time and energy to our special events such as Fall Festival, Bingo Night, Grandparents Day, or our Annual Gala in the spring.
We are grateful for the support of our community members and invite you to contact Academy Parents or the Advancement Office to learn how you can contribute your time and talents. For more information on how you can support SMA, please call 303.762.8300.
Annual Fund Grade Reps/Advancement Committee Volunteers: Help coordinate fundraising that will enhance academic excellence and benefit the St. Mary’s Academy community.
Annual Gala: Our annual Gala is a St. Mary’s Academy’s fundraising/community building event dedicated to tuition assistance and school improvements. Each spring parents, faculty, administration, alumnae and friends gather for a fun and festive evening of auction bidding, dining, entertainment, and socializing.
Fall Festival: This is a fun family event featuring games, prizes, food, and entertainment. We seek enthusiastic, creative parents who enjoy brain-storming and thinking like a kid!
Grandparents’ Day: A morning program held the last school day before Thanksgiving break that welcomes grandparents or grand friends to visit the Academy and see their grandchildren’s school.
High School: Stay involved with our community with a variety of options, including After-Prom, communications committee, open house, and more.
Hospitality: Lower, middle, and high school all have many opportunities for hospitality coordination, including teacher appreciation, Thanksgiving pies, Orchestra/Band cookie assistance, and more.
Elitch’s Night: A fun evening for the entire family that takes place in May.
Lower School: A wide range of opportunities from room parents to the yearbook committee.
Lower School Carpool Helper: Assist in directing traffic flow, assisting students safely to the sidewalk, and greeting people good morning.
Middle School: Choose the opportunity that fits your schedule and skills, including new parent events, lunch servers, and more.
Prayer Group: We believe prayer can make a positive difference. Parents, grandparents, guardians, teachers, or interested family members are invited to gather and pray for any special intentions as well as praying for their St. Mary’s Academy children, the administration, faculty, and staff.
Volunteer Corps: Work on an as-needed basis with projects that may include help with large mailings, general office assistance, and more.