Saint Mary's College of California is fundamentally designed to transform the way in which students understand themselves and engage with the world. We encourage our students to embrace complexity, contemplate their place and purpose in the world, and undertake a searching examination of self, spirit and society.
We're a Catholic, Lasallian, liberal arts college, and we're rooted in the life and work of Saint John Baptist de la Salle, founder of the Christian Brothers and the patron saint of teachers. Our traditions and heritage inform everything we do. At Saint Mary's students will discover their capacity for transformative action as well as profound reflection.
We're committed to broadening the reach of education, promoting social justice, and pursuing scholarship in a community of equals. Our students include teenagers fresh out of high school and working professionals with decades of experience in their chosen field. Whatever their background, our student-centered teaching methods, cross-disciplinary curriculum and liberal arts tradition will help broaden their mind and enrich their spirit.
Saint Mary's College aims to be, in every sense, a community of scholars. Members of the faculty are selected and retained for their dedication to and skill at teaching students. Original research and publication are valued as contributive to intellectual vitality and self-renewal of the teacher. Faculty members are available to students not only in the classroom but for advice and guidance in studies. The College prides itself on a faculty of remarkable distinction and constantly renewed commitment to teaching and scholarship.