All Boarders live in beautifully furbished facilities at Mary Ward House. The Elms is our boarding house used for short stay boarders arriving in one cohort.
Boarding life is filled with fun, friendship and laughter; whilst allowing for privacy and quiet moments when needed. Our boarders love living in Cambridge, a culturally vibrant city, with a long history of learning.
We warmly invite you to visit us in the meantime, this collection of videos offer a great insight into boarding life.
Boarding at St Mary's
Join our boarders and key members of staff as they explore life at St Mary's as an international student, from our recent online open event.
A home away from home
Mary Ward House is located in a quiet, residential area within easy walking distance of our schools.
Mary Ward House
All boarders across our Junior School (Year 5 up), Senior School and Sixth Form share beautifully furbished dormitories in Mary Ward House.
Short stay visiting students stay in The Elms, set the grounds of our main school.
All our bedrooms provide ample space and are fully equipped with beds, desks, wardrobes, chests of drawers, sinks and safes. Bathrooms are spacious and private, with plenty of showers and hot water for all! There is also an efficient laundry facility.
Mary Ward House floor plans
Christmas at the University of Cambridge
A highlight of the boarding year is our annual Christmas Dinner, held at the University of Cambridge.
Join our Boarders for a Tour
Our Boarding prefects invite you to explore Mary Ward House.
Our experienced, caring team
Meet some of our Boarding Team, who support boarders on a daily basis in this light-hearted video, filmed in Mary Ward House.
Boarders exploring Cambridge
Mary Ward House
The Elms (Short stay boarders only)
Want to know more?
If you would like more information about joining St Mary's School, please contact our friendly Admissions Team.