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An Atmosphere of Community and Belonging

What’s even more indicative of a St. Mary’s education is the way we stay connected as a community, regardless of circumstances.

The Importance of Service

Teaching children how to be giving, kind, and committed people in this world is a tenet of St. Mary’s education.  We are concerted in our efforts to teach our students the importance of service.  We teach the lessons of Jesus early on through service to their school, branching out to service to their community, and ultimately service to the larger world. Our monthly For-a-Cause days allow children to develop these practices on campus, then move on to regular community service days, bringing this understanding and practice into a wider realm.


The Buddy Program is one of St. Mary’s signature programs where younger and older students work together on a weekly basis to accomplish goals, take on projects, and carry out service initiatives.

The Importance of Self-discipline

Self-discipline is central to success in the classroom and in life. It develops self-control, an ability to focus, and a conviction to achieve. It enables students to make appropriate choices academically and socially, and to accomplish higher goals. St. Mary’s works to build self-discipline in each student through structured routines, the establishment of higher expectations, and positive recognition.

Traditional Extracurricular Opportunities

  • Band
  • Basketball
  • Cheering
  • Choir
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Enrichment Clubs
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Ski Club
  • Softball
  • Student Council
  • Theatre Club
  • Eligibility for middle school students to participate in Fenwick’s athletic program
  • Monthly Celebration of Liturgy, Prayer Services, and Confession