Our Mission

The mission of St. 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, St. Mary’s cultivates a Christ-centered environment in which we nurture our children, families, and community so that we might see the face of Christ in each other.

Current Enrollment

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Students Enrolled
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Student / Teacher Ratio
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of students are Catholic
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Counties Served – Harrison, Barbour, Lewis, Marion, Taylor, Upshur and others

Administration / Support Staff

Kathryn Christenson
School Nurse/ PE-Health
Nicole A Folio
Principal
Richard Loser
Asst. Principal / Bookkeeper
Maria Ammons
Counselor
Michelle Palmer
Music / Enrollment Director
Sherry O’Sullivan
Technology Coordinator / Computers

Faculty and Staff

Kathryn Christenson
School Nurse/ PE-Health
Emily Lehasky
Preschool 3
Joyce Shaffer
Preschool 3 Assistant
Sarah Ridenour
Pre-Kindergarten
Ranee Torchia
Pre-Kindergarten Assistant
Lorie Cavallo
Kindergarten
Mary Beth Martino
First Grade
Angela Fittro
K/1st Grade Assistant
Suzanne Shaffer
Second Grade
Patricia Ellis
Third Grade
Albert Altovilla
2nd & 3rd Grade Assistant
Beth Fitch
Fourth Grade
Annie Kirkpatrick
Fifth Grade
Cindy Yazvac
Sixth Grade
Sherie Quinlan
4th, 5th, 6th Grade Assistant
Michelle Palmer
Music / Enrollment Director
Rosie Morris
Science
Vanessa Jaime
Spanish/STREAM
Sherry O’Sullivan
Technology Coordinator / Computers
Samuel Lopez
Keepers After-School Care

Advisory Board

The purpose of the St.Mary’s & Notre Dame Advisory Board is to help create and implement a strategic plan that will enable both schools to accomplish the goals outlined below. Catholic Identity will always be the priority, with financial health of the organization coming second. Financial health will come through creating optimum enrollment (enrollment management committee), improving annual, planned, and major giving programs (advancement committee), and improving financial management (finance committee). Well-managed finances will allow continued improvements to our facilities and technology programs.

The Advisory Board meets quarterly for regular business meetings. Special meetings may be called by the chairperson or school administration.

Membership is recommended by the nominating committee. Members will serve terms of two years with the option of renewal upon the approval of the nominating committee. The current members of the Advisory Board Executive Committee are:

Chairperson Pam Payne
Vice-Chairperson Jeanie McNabb
Administrative Coordinator Suzi Lehosit
Pastor Fr. Casey Mahone
ND Principal Carroll Morrison
SMS Principal Nicole Folio
Advancement Director Ian McAra
  1. Increase Catholic identity and presence within the community
  2. Create financial stability and a financial surplus
  3. Create optimum enrollment
  4. Maintain and improve facilities
  5. Improve technology
  1. Mission Integration & Catholic Identity Service, Outreach, Message, Mission
  2. Finance Accounting, Budgeting, Investments
  3. Advancement Communications, Events, Campaigns
  4. Enrollment management Branding, Marketing, Recruitment Retention
  5. Facilities Campus master plan, Maintenance Audit
  6. Technology Curriculum integration, staff training, trouble shooting
  7. Nominating (School Admin.)

Directions

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Click on the map above for an interactive Google map

  • Take exit 119 for US-50 toward Clarksburg/Bridgeport
  • 0.3 mi
  • Slight right at US-50 1.7 mi
  • Take the exit toward Marshall St/WV-20 0.2 mi
  • Turn right at Marshall St/WV-20 Continue to follow WV-20 0.1 mi
  • Turn left at E Pike St/WV-20
  • School will be on the right


Traveling North on I-79:

  • Take exit 119 for US-50 toward Clarksburg/Bridgeport
  • 0.5 mi
  • Turn left at US-50 2.0 mi
  • Take the exit toward Marshall St/WV-20 0.2 mi
  • Turn right at Marshall St/WV-20 – Continue to follow WV-20 0.1 mi
  • Turn left at E Pike St/WV-20
  • School will be on the right

History & Heritage

St. Mary’s Catholic School was opened in its present location on September 14, 1914, for grades 1 through 12. Today, St. Mary’s offers a quality education to children in preschool, pre-kindergarten through 6th grade, while adjacent Notre Dame High School continues with grades 7 through 12.

The school is operated under the auspices of Father Casey Mahone and the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.

High academic standards, a Catholic Christian atmosphere, and a community of devoted faculty, staff, parents, and students form the basis of the program at St. Mary’s Grade School. St. Mary’s follows the policies of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Any change in the Diocesan policy takes precedence over school policies. The school also reserves the right to intrepret rules and policies as individual situations and needs arise.