St. Mary School opened over 50 years ago, and our tradition of excellence in Catholic education continues. St. Mary parish is very supportive of the school and is committed to providing quality, faith based education to our students.
Currently St. Mary School has grades Pre-K through 6 with approximately 400 students enrolled. In addition to classroom instruction, we have vocal music, band, technology, art, library, and physical education instruction by certified teachers. Grades K-6 have two 30 minute classes each week in physical education and music, and one 40 minute class each week in art, technology, and library. Preschool students participate in library, music, and technology classes.
All student needs are addressed at St. Mary School. We augment and address student instruction with pull-out and in class enrichment/accelerated instruction or remediation/assistance based on student needs for success. Auxiliary staff, educational assistants, and volunteers round out our certified staff as part of our dedicated educational team. In addition to formal academic enrichment, we offer group band, jazz band and private lessons, orchestra (private lessons and group), liturgical music choir, and several after school clubs.
We celebrate Mass weekly on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. and pray the Rosary on Mondays at 8:15 a.m. (in the church). You are welcome to join us. Please check our calendar, the posted newsletters or contact the school for additional details. Christ is at the center of our school.
If you would like to learn more about our school or would like a tour, please contact Michelle Shields , Principal @ 334-9881 or Jenni Struck, SFCS Admissions Director @ 575-3358.
As we prepare for another great year at St. Mary School, I am anxiously awaiting the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, the sound of children laughing and playing, and the sight of bright, eager faces ready to learn! Thank you for choosing this faith filled learning environment for your child!
Our mission to form a community of faith and learning by promoting a Catholic way of life through Gospel values and academic excellence drives every decision we make at St. Mary School. We often think of schools focusing primarily on the mind. However, as a Catholic school, we have the great privilege of attending to the needs of the body and soul of each child. Therefore, this year we will be promoting healthy lifestyles in order to improve the students’ emotional and physical wellbeing, develop positive relationships with God and others, and increase learning potential.
Areas of focus:
1) Our theme is Scripture based this year with each teacher choosing verse(s) to integrate into their classroom. Understanding God’s Word is essential to our relationship with Him.
2) Teachers and staff will be incorporating the Love and Logic philosophy into their student interactions. This will assist not only with behavior management, but also peer relationships.
3) We will create a Wellness committee that will explore ways to promote healthy eating and more movement throughout the day. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit and therefore we have an obligation to be good stewards of them.
4) We will encourage positive attendance. Absenteeism creates delays in learning and can be detrimental to academic achievement.
5) We will educate parents and students about positive choices for their mind, body, and spirit.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns throughout the year. We are honored that you would entrust your most precious gift to us and feel blessed to be able to partner with you as we educate the whole child: academically, spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. I look forward to seeing all of you at our Open House on Wednesday, August 15th and at the Fall Festival on Sunday, September 30th. Until then, may God abundantly bless you and your family!
St. Mary School welcomes you! Our staff, students and families help to create and sustain our positive environment. Guests are greeted and helped to feel welcome. Our families are an important part of our school. We strive to provide quality experiences and opportunities for all to gather together.
Our parent school group is called “SFO” – School Family Organization. They are the central means of establishing committees and volunteers to assist with school projects and outreach opportunities. During the year our projects include –
Other ways we welcome students and families include but are not limited to:
If you can help out in any of these areas,or for more information, contact: Michelle Shields @ 334-9881.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and for considering our Wish List! Here are our current needs…
We are excited to partner with 1st Day School Supplies in offering our families the choice of having a kit with (most) of the classroom supplies created for them. Order your kit by June 30 and it will be delivered to the school before our Open House on August 15. Please check supply list above for items not included in the kit.