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Saint Mary's Catholic School

1730 Janes Road
Arcata, CA 95521

(707) 822-3877


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Students at St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School become active members of a Christian community who live according to the message of the Gospels and Church Traditions.
Parents, as primary educators, join with faculty and staff in a commitment to educate students by developing their mind, body and spirit through academic programs that stimulate and provide a strong curriculum.
Students become active participants in community outreach and environmental awareness programs that nurture the growth & development of the whole child as caring citizens of the world.

To provide a positive initial school experience.
To provide opportunities through play that are based on the individuals needs, interests and abilities.
To express him/herself with confidence and creativity.
To develop a positive attitude toward self and others.
To provide opportunities for growth socially, physical, intellectually, emotionally, spiritually.
To provide activities that are both self and teacher directed.

Excerpted from the preschool's website