St. Mary's Academy offers an intellectually challenging program of studies designed to foster life-long learning and to prepare students for higher education. Courses are based on the curriculum approved by Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth. SMA offers a variety of courses to meet student learning needs and interests. At each grade level particular emphasis is placed on the core subjects English and mathematics.
Students are expected to do homework daily and regularly review material studied in class. Homework provides practice for important skills and concepts. It helps students become independent learners and develop a disciplined work ethic.
The religious education program is a key component of both the academic curriculum and the religious culture at SMA. Students are required to successfully complete 1/2 credit in religious studies each year. Courses are designed to provide students with a basic knowledge and understanding of the Catholic/Christian faith and the opportunity to live out their faith through community service and participation in a wide variety of faith based experiences.
Students in all grade levels must complete one grade before advancing to the next at St. Mary’s Academy.