Faith & Service

The foundation of St. Mary Catholic Schools is our Catholic identity, based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the inspiration and guide to our schools in every dimension: in our philosophy, curriculum and community life, and in the selection and formation of our teachers, as well as in the physical environment of each school.

SMCS faculty and staff are expected to know, support and model the teachings of the Catholic Church, and Catholic identity is intentionally integrated into the academic curriculum. It is also the foundation of the philosophy and expectations that are part of co-curricular activities and competitions.

The SMCS school family is a faith community that nurtures the spiritual lives of students, families, faculty and staff. A variety of faith opportunities are present to encourage the community to worship and pray together. Each school actively promotes service and social justice experiences as an integral part of the school, and all SMCS schools are welcoming, inclusive and safe for all who enter their doors.

The uniting prayer that is part of every SMCS meeting, activity and school day is as follows:

Mary, our patron and mother of us all… pray for us!
Live, Jesus, in our hearts… forever!

The St. Mary Catholic Schools-affiliated parishes of Neenah and Menasha provide tremendous support to our five schools in the form of parish subsidy, prayer and service. Those parishes are indicated with an asterisk below. Additional area parishes also work in partnership with St. Mary Catholic High School, providing financial and spiritual support to our high school students, faculty and staff.

Supporting Parishes

St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish *
900 Geiger Street
Neenah, WI 54956
St. Margaret Mary Parish *
620 Division Street
Neenah, WI 54956

Holy Spirit Parish
620 E Kimberly Avenue
Kimberly, WI 54136-1513

St. Mary/St. John Combined Parish
212 Appleton Street
Menasha, WI 54952
St. John-Sacred Heart Parish
P.O. Box 58
Sherwood, WI 54169-0058
920- 989-1515

St. Mary Parish – Greenville

N2385 Municipal Drive
Greenville, WI 54942-7801
Ss. Peter and Paul Parish
P.O. Box 238
Hortonville, WI 54944-0238

St. Patrick’s Parish *

324 Nicolet Boulevard
Menasha, WI 54952

*Supporting parish and member of St. Mary Catholic Schools (SMCS)