Faith is the first of our “Ledger Way” core values and has root in all aspects of our student development. SMSA is unique by developing students spiritually, along with intellectually and physically. Protected and guided by our Patroness, Mary of the Immaculate Conception, SMSA seeks to follow her model of humility, obedience, and charity.

Catholic education is unique in its mission to form the whole human person...

…mind, heart, body, and soul. By honing their God-given gifts, our students leave SMSA ready to make significant contributions to the common good and the renewal of society.


As a member of the Holy Family priest team, I joined the SMSA community in 2016 as the campus Chaplain. I aim to serve as a vibrant member of the staff and community, actively engaged in both the classroom setting as a faculty member and during weekly Masses and prayer services.


– Fr. John Mitchell, SMSA Chaplain

Explore Faith Development

Unleashed by Faith

St. Mary’s Springs Academy is animated and elevated by our Catholic Faith. The Truth of Jesus Christ as revealed through Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition permeates through all that we do.

Campus Ministry

Outside of regular religion and theology classes, students have access to many faith development opportunities offered through the SMSA Campus Ministry Department.

Servant Leadership

“Rather the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like one who serves.” Lk 22:26 Jesus Christ, the greatest of leaders, lays out the perfect leadership paradigm.

Our Lady of the Ledge

The Chapel of St. Mary: Our Lady of the Ledge is the center of St. Mary’s Springs Academy. With the dedication of this chapel, Jesus Christ Himself, in the Eucharist, was brought to reside at the SMSA campus.

"Let us thank...

…all those who teach in Catholic schools. Educating is an act of love; it is like giving life.”


– Pope Francis