Philosophy & Mission

Philosophy of the School of Saint Mary

The philosophy of the School of Saint Mary is to provide each and every student with a quality education, integrating their spiritual, academic, moral, social, physical, and emotional development.

This philosophy is in response to the challenge to spread the message of the Good News, to build a faith community, to be of service to others, and to implement God’s commandment to love one another.

The aim of the School of Saint Mary is to provide an atmosphere of love within which students can aspire to excellence. This includes the pursuit of wisdom and knowledge, the search for understanding values, and the discovery of talents. We strive to do this in an atmosphere conducive to honoring God and serving others.

The faculty is involved in the task of aiding parents in the development of the total child. The entire faith community provides each child with the foundation needed to grow and prosper in society. Only in this atmosphere of love, affirmation, faith, prayer, and service can a true Catholic education occur.


The School of Saint Mary exists to carry out the educational mission of the Church. Our task is to educate students with a commitment which involves peace, justice, and human rights, according to Gospel principles and Catholic tradition. We strive to promote academic excellence, to be responsible stewards, and to motivate students to give generously of self in an attitude of Christian charity.