"St. Mary's Catholic School is a community that combines Christian living with high academic standards. Administration, faculty, staff and parents not only stress high academic goals and achievement, but also share a community that has Christ at its core. In Christ's spirit, life's joys, sorrows, successes and failures are shared and borne by the entire school community. St. Mary's School is a community that works, studies, plays, prays, and shares in the celebration of the Eucharist together.
St. Mary's Catholic School is committed to a learning process that will allow each child to attain a fuller knowledge of the world, of self, and of God. As a Catholic educational institution, St. Mary's Catholic School articulates clearly the moral standards that are implicit in all learning and attempts to make Gospel values real to its students. Striving to provide a total education, the school realizes that educating the whole child leads to personal independence as well as personal interdependence.
In designing a curriculum that will adjust to meet the unique needs of individual students, St. Mary's Catholic School respects the rights, interests, and personal dignity of each child. Learning methods utilized in all curricular areas foster creativity, stimulate an inquiring spirit, and challenge students to strive for excellence. In all, the school tries to support and enrich the child's academic, spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development as it continues to promote its high standards of excellence.
Acknowledging the parents' role as primary and continuing educators of their children, the school encourages and appreciates parental interest and participation in the school community. Therefore, teachers and parents of St. Mary's Catholic School interact with open communication and cooperation. This attitude of cooperation in the task of educating children leads to an environment that embodies a strong and joyful Christian community – a community that can contribute to the fullness of life for each of its members. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website