Welcome to St. Mary!
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,
Alleluia, Happy Easter! As Easter people, we embrace the
opportunity to celebrate new beginnings as we close each chapter
in our lives. I want to congratulate the 6th grade class on their
completion of elementary school and wish them all the best as they
continue their journey at the Junior High. We are proud of all you
have accomplished and will always keep you in our prayers!
Thank you to the staff for making this an incredible year of
academic growth for the students! The Terra Nova results should be
in before the end of the year and will then be sent home. While I
look forward to viewing the scores, we know that these tests are
only one indicator of success. Our goal is for students to reach their
potential and be happy, well adjusted, respectful and caring
individuals. I do not need test scores to know our students are
exemplary in the most important areas of faith, service, friendship
Back to school packets will be sent home late July, but please check
emails for reminders and school news throughout the summer. I
pray you have a safe, relaxing, and family filled summer break!
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 –
- Fall Festival – held in September this is a fun family time with carnival booths, food fare, entertainment, and a silent auction.
- Book Fair – this is held in conjunction with school conferences in the spring. It is a great opportunity to add to your child’s home library, purchase gifts, and support our school library.
- Staff Appreciation – the SFO coordinates volunteer efforts to recognize and show their appreciation for the staff at Christmas, Teacher appreciation week, etc.
- Parent Education and Speakers – the SFO researches/funds speakers and programs that would augment parent and student education.
Other ways we welcome students and families include but are not limited to:
- Open Houses for new students and families
- Family donut gatherings
- Special Masses
- Parent lunches by classroom
- Mentor families
- Volunteering opportunities
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…
- Reams/cases of white and “fun” colored copier paper
- Regular and Junior Strength chewable and tablet Tylenol
- Baby wipes and non-latex gloves
- Playground sports balls
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 14. Please check supply list above for items not included in the kit.