An all-girls school in Portland
, OR. Often subject to criticism from girls who attend the other local private schools. While many will automatically sneer at its lack of boys, school spirit and location, it is in truth a fantastic school. It is the only school in the state to win the national Blue Ribbon award for education TWICE and also has a great 6A golf team and a number of other 4A teams. SMA is truly a home for many; it is one of the most economically and ethnically diverse schools in the area because of its location right in the heart of downtown. As to the claims that SMA girls act sluttily around boys, this is untrue. Girls are just more confident and comfortable in their own skin.
Boy #1: hey, where does that girl you brought to last week's dance go to school?
Boy #2: She goes to St. Mary's Academy.
Boy #1: wow, she was so smart, confident and cute! I wonder if any of her friends want to come to the next dance?