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Philosophy of St. Mary School


It is the role of St. Mary school to aid parents in educating their children in developing their potential as complete persons. . . spiritually, morally, mentally, academically, socially, and physically. . . in order to be able to grow into mature Christian citizens in the Catholic tradition.

We believe that the spiritual growth of the child is developed in many ways.  It begins at home; the school and the community further enhance it.  Christ's teachings will always be the basis of the religion program at St. Mary and will always permeate all areas of the curriculum and extra-curricular activities.  Jesus' message will be taught specifically, and His love will be celebrated in our liturgical life and in our daily service to others.

We believe that each child is a unique individual.  Because of this belief, we strive to meet each child's needs by providing students with a faith perspective from which to view their education.

We do this by:

  • maintaining academic excellence
  • using various teaching methods
  • individualizing instruction within the curriculum
  • presenting the cultural aspects of life
  • And by evaluating progress and effort as well as achievement

We strive to help students develop their expressive ideas and qualities.  We believe that a child's social development begins in the home.  It is our responsibility, alongside parents, to serve as positive role models to help insure that those children under our charge develop social behaviors that will enable them to live self-disciplined and generous lives, reaching beyond themselves in service to others.