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.
Dear St. Mary Families,
My greatest joy of being a principal is interacting with the students. Today I had the pleasure of visiting Ms. Caba’s Kindergarten class as they were learning about Lent. I was inundated with deep Theology questions as the children attempted to understand some of the mysteries of our faith. As I responded, my heart was filled with pride as they demonstrated genuine curiosity and appreciation for the answers. Their desire to know and understand the love of the Lord surpasses many adults in our world today.
Some of the questions they asked were, “When were angels created?”, “Is the devil really Red?”, “How did God create EVERYTHING?”, “How long has God been in Heaven?”, and maybe most importantly, “Why did Jesus die on the Cross?” As I tried to respond on a level I thought they could comprehend, I was amazed at how much they understood. They knew about the fall of Satan, the creation of the world, the Trinity, and the life, suffering and death of Jesus. These previously shared stories touched their hearts and sparked an interest in learning more. I give credit to our teachers who have passed down the traditions of the Church through these Biblical events, but also to our parents who have modeled the faith for their children.
So often our focus is on teaching children, we forget we can also learn from their example of innocence and honest pursuit of the Truth. During Lent, we should take time to ponder the “tough” questions, pray, read Scripture, attend the Stations of the Cross, and receive Reconciliation. These gifts of the Church open our hearts to a deeper understanding of the Passion of Christ. “Why did Jesus die on the Cross?” Just ask the kids…….they know the answer is “because He loves us”.
Praying for all of our St. Mary families on their Lenten journey to the Cross.
School Mass is held weekly on Wednesdays at 8:30 am. (Rosary begins before Mass at 8:05 a.m.)
We also pray the Rosary each Monday at 8:15 a.m. in the St. Mary Church
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…