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Our Alumni

Home to all former St. Mary Catholic School students and faculty

What Our Alumni & Parents Say About Us

"Attending St. Mary Catholic School had a huge impact on my success at Parkersburg Catholic High School. St. Mary's gave me the tools that were needed to transition into high school such as an excellent background in subjects such as English, Math, and Science. In addition to the challenging curriculum, St. Mary's gave me friendships that will last a lifetime. The intimate class sizes allow teachers to assist their class in ways that public schools can not. The teachers at St. Mary's care about their student's success. To this day, my former teachers at St. Mary's check up on me and continue to support my journey as a student."

Emilee Bradley

St. Mary Catholic School Graduate

”St. Mary School gave me a spiritual and academic education along with many happy memories which I am blessed to pass along to my children and grandchildren.”

Catherine Dickson

1949 St. Mary Catholic School Graduate Retired, Marietta Ignition

“St. Mary Catholic School provides a thoughtful, caring environment for children to learn and grow, with family values at the core. While a student at St. Mary’s, I learned the fundamentals that still impact me today.”

Mark Bradley

St. Mary Catholic School Graduate President, Magnum Magnetics Ohio University, MBA, 1998 Bachelor’s in Accounting and Business Pre-Law, 1991

”My understanding and appreciation for life is undoubtedly enhanced because of Saint Mary Catholic School’s willingness to address all of my needs. From there, I always felt empowered to accomplish my goals. From academic studies to sporting events, I enjoyed the sense of family which really allowed me to feel cared about each day.”

Tim Binegar

St. Mary Catholic School Graduate

"My name is Christy Minard, and my husband Alex and I have had three children at St. Mary School. My oldest just graduated from eighth grade this year. We started her at this school because we wanted her to have a solid start for reading in kindergarten. We thought we would switch to Washington Elementary after one year since we are not Catholic. Her kindergarten class was going to have twelve students here which seemed like a fantastic student teacher ratio. Well, her first year went so smoothly and we loved the teachers and faculty so much that we never switched. That was nine years ago. My third child just completed kindergarten, and I'm looking forward to eight more amazing years there for him. The thing that I have been the most impressed with about the school is the academics. I have no doubt that as my oldest heads into ninth grade at Marietta High School, she is very prepared."

Christy Minard

St. Mary Catholic School Parent

"Enrolling our daughters at St. Mary Catholic School was the best choice that we could have made for their educational, social, and spiritual development. Our only two regrets are that we did not know about the school earlier and that they cannot stay longer. St. Mary provides the challenging educational environment that our children require while at the same time, accommodates their very diverse learning styles. With outstanding faculty, not only in core subjects like Science and English but also in classes like Music and Art, the education that the girls have received has been an excellent return on our investment. Socially, the girls were welcomed by their classmates since day one and have had opportunities to participate in sports and organizations like student council that are not always available to all students attending public school.  We are also extremely pleased by the involvement of and support for the school by the clergy from both the Basilica and Steubenville Diocese. With this multi-faceted approach to education, we know that our daughters will finish their time at St. Mary Catholic School not only as good students but as good Christians. We would encourage anyone pursuing the best education possible for their children in the Mid-Ohio Valley to consider St. Mary Catholic School."

 

 

Rob & Kelly Anderson

St. Mary Catholic School Parents

"Attending St. Mary Catholic School had a huge impact on my success at Parkersburg Catholic High School. St. Mary's gave me the tools that were needed to transition into high school such as an excellent background in subjects such as English, Math, and Science. In addition to the challenging curriculum, St. Mary's gave me friendships that will last a lifetime. The intimate class sizes allow teachers to assist their class in ways that public schools can not. The teachers at St. Mary's care about their student's success. To this day, my former teachers at St. Mary's check up on me and continue to support my journey as a student."

Emily Bradley

St. Mary Catholic School Graduate

”St. Mary School gave me a spiritual and academic education along with many happy memories which I am blessed to pass along to my children and grandchildren.”

Catherine Dickson

1949 St. Mary Catholic School Graduate Retired, Marietta Ignition

“St. Mary Catholic School provides a thoughtful, caring environment for children to learn and grow, with family values at the core. While a student at St. Mary’s, I learned the fundamentals that still impact me today.”

Mark Bradley

St. Mary Catholic School Graduate President, Magnum Magnetics Ohio University, MBA, 1998 Bachelor’s in Accounting and Business Pre-Law, 1991

”My understanding and appreciation for life is undoubtedly enhanced because of Saint Mary Catholic School’s willingness to address all of my needs. From there, I always felt empowered to accomplish my goals. From academic studies to sporting events, I enjoyed the sense of family which really allowed me to feel cared about each day.”

Tim Binegar

St. Mary Catholic School Graduate

How to Give

Saint Mary’s Catholic School has been providing quality Catholic education in Washington County, Ohio since 1896. As we look into the future, we see many challenges. The most formidable of these challenges is the continual struggle to keep tuition affordable. The school budget is presently met through a combination of tuition, church collections, and various fundraising efforts. The SMS foundation was established with the long-term goal of providing a significant annual contribution to the school budget. Careful planning of a gift to the SMS Foundation can help maximize the benefits to you and SMS. Federal income, estate and gift tax law encourages individuals and their families to make gifts to charities like the SMS Foundation.

As with all financial considerations, we encourage you to discuss potential tax advantages and other aspects of charitable giving with your attorney, tax advisor, or financial consultant. All gifts to SMS Foundation are tax deductible as stated in the IRS Code.

Gift Levels:
Platinum Level $5000 and up
Gold Level $2500 – $4999
Silver Level $1000 – $2499
Bronze Level $500 – $999
Honor Level $250 – $499
Merit Level $25 – $249

Other Ways to Give

Please help keep the Catholic education alive in Washington County by giving in one of the following ways:

Cash: A traditional method of giving. You may write a check to the SMS Foundation anytime.

Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds: Investments are excellent ways to give, especially if their value has appreciated beyond the original cost. These gifts are excellent ways to avoid capital gains taxes.

Property: Real estate, personal possessions, securities and cash can be donated to the SMS Foundation.

Insurance: This financial planning tool can yield large gifts over time at minimal present cost.

Matching Funds: If your employer has a matching funds program, your donation can be increased, even doubled, over and above your original amount.

Scholarships: To assure your impact on faith development you may establish a scholarship fund through the SMS Foundation.

Memorial Gifts: Remember a loved one by contributing to the SMS Foundation in their memory. Make your donation to recognize a special occasion or to serve as a tribute to education. Your contribution will be a living, lasting memorial because the SMS Foundation is a lasting trust and tribute to those you love through the heritage of education.

Wills and Trusts: Remember the SMS Foundation when determining the distribution of your estate. The following is suggested terminology for a gift/bequest to SMS Foundation: “I hereby give/bequeath to SMS Foundation, Marietta, Ohio (State gift or Bequest) to be used in accordance with the Foundation’s policies.”

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