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Mission Statement

St. Mary Catholic Schools, in partnership with family, church and community, provides a quality Catholic education that is focused on faith, academics, service and personal development from preschool through high school to influence a rapidly changing world.


Vision Statement


  • To foster gospel values by teaching Catholic doctrine and providing programs with Jesus Christ as our model and inspiration
  • To be a welcoming educational community – for students, families, faculty, and staff of all faith traditions – by teaching acceptance, tolerance, and respect for all
  • To enrich and deepen each student’s relationship with God through prayer, Eucharist, and the sacraments
  • To promote peace, justice, and concern for those less fortunate
  • To encourage and support vocations to the priesthood and religious life


  • To provide a learning environment conducive to academic excellence where the spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional, physical, cultural, and social needs of each student can be met
  • To ensure that faculty recognize various learning styles and vary teaching methods accordingly to engage each student as an active learner
  • To engage in collaborative planning and problem-solving that results in a relevant organizational vision, grounded in faith, that is supported by the SMCS Board of Trustees, principals, faculty, and staff
  • To attract and retain quality teachers, staff and administrators who support the SMCS mission
  • To encourage and facilitate the ongoing professional development of all faculty and administrative staff
  • To encourage development of the whole person by providing access to a wide range of cultural, academic, and co-curricular activities


  • To adopt an ongoing stewardship model for SMCS that embraces the principles of prayer, service, and sharing
  • To help students acquire a clear set of values that will guide their actions, choices and decisions throughout life
  • To provide opportunities for students and staff to participate in serving those in need
  • To provide service opportunities focused on global awareness and social justice


  • To build a Catholic community within a Christian atmosphere that is stimulating and challenging, positive and innovative, courteous and congenial
  • To generate and properly steward the financial resources necessary to meet the present and future needs of SMCS
  • To commit that no parish member is ever turned away from a SMCS school because of a genuine inability to pay
  • To encourage the cooperation among church, school, home and the community that is essential to the educational process
  • To recognize and address the unique challenges and opportunities of all educational levels available through SMCS
  • To encourage cooperation among campuses and educational levels; collaborating when possible, assisting when feasible, and functioning independently when necessary