This year’s St. Mary’s School student-athletes include Gavin Rajagopal, Katie Rietmann, Justin Silsbee, Emma Bennion, Max Lewis, Hayley Shean and Mike Miles. (Courtesy St. Mary’s School)
This year’s St. Mary’s School student-athletes include Gavin Rajagopal, Katie Rietmann, Justin Silsbee, Emma Bennion, Max Lewis, Hayley Shean and Mike Miles. (Courtesy St. Mary’s School)
MEDFORD — There is much excitement on the St. Mary’s School campus as the new year begins. A STEM center and student commons is being constructed, as well as a new residence hall for boarding students. St. Mary’s 2.0, an innovative new curriculum launched last August, has taken flight and students love it.

According to school leaders, St. Mary’s 2.0 is the distillation of some of the school’s greatest qualities and fosters learning that is fun and engaging. It encourages teachers to propose new courses and be creative, helps bring community members into the school to share their expertise with students, and embraces learning as a joyful part of existence.

Athletic teams also are excelling at St. Mary’s. Over the years, close to 80 Crusader student-athletes have gone on to compete at the collegiate level in a range of sports, including football, basketball, volleyball, track and field, cross-country, baseball, rowing and soccer. Athletes have competed in NCAA Divisions I, II, III, NAIA and at junior colleges. St. Mary’s athletes have put on uniforms representing teams in the PAC-10/PAC-12, Big 10, Mountain West, Big Sky, the Ivy League and the U.S. service academies, as well as many of the four-year colleges and universities in Oregon.

In the past decade, St. Mary’s has won seven Oregonian Cups, making it one of only five schools in the state to have won more than five of the prestigious awards.