The mission of Saint Mary’s Grade School is to nurture the spirit, challenge the mind, and strengthen the heart of each student who enters her doors. Through the lens of the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, Saint Mary’s cultivates a Christ-centered environment in which we nurture our children, families, and communities, so that we might see the face of Christ in each other.
Saint Mary’s emphasizes not only academic excellence, but the nurturing of spiritual and moral growth. Our students participate in a variety of religious activities throughout the school year to further enhance their religious growth.
Our day begins and ends with school-wide prayer in the main hallway. Our morning prayer includes a reading from the Gospel, Special Intentions, liturgical seasons, and liturgical music.
In addition to weekly Mass, our students participate in All-School masses that include our adjoining high school, Notre Dame, where SMS Choir leads the congregation in song.
Each December, our students participate in a Christmas performance centering on Christ’s birth.
During Lent, each student is assigned a ‘Prayer Pal’ for whom they will pray for. The students also make inspirational cards for their Prayer Pal to remind them they are being prayed for as they travel their Lenten journey.