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Philosophy and Mission

Our Mission

Saint Mary High School’s tradition of commitment to Catholic education extends to students from Grade 9 through Grade 12. Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where excellent teaching and innovation develop effective communication, independent thinking, and creative problem solving for college and life experiences. We strive to instill in our students sound moral and spiritual values rooted in the teachings of Jesus, enabling them to live faith-filled lives in a culturally diverse world with respect for self and others.

Following Jesus' Teachings

The teachings of Jesus instruct us to respect the dignity and sacredness of the individuals; direct us to accept stewardship by developing our abilities; call us to serve the needs of others and invite us to build the kingdom of God in our world.

Faith

St. Mary High School, a community based on faith is comprised of students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators who accept the challenge of Jesus’ teachings and endeavors.

Responsibility

It is the responsibility of each member of our community to create and enhance spiritual, academic, social, emotional and physical growth.  The primary channel for these opportunities is the educational process.  A faculty of life-long learners is dedicated to using their knowledge and experience to nurture the intellectual curiosity of their students, to develop their skills and provide them with direction that develops their own educational passion.  By challenging, guidance and modeling, the staff encourages students to be self-disciplined in the pursuit of knowledge; to respect the rights of others; and to appreciate the diversities which exist in our community.

Development of the Person

Saint Mary High School places strong emphasis on the development of the whole person by providing experiences that foster an awareness of self. A variety of courses and activities offers students opportunities to help them discover their individual potential and enables them to become leaders. By gaining self-knowledge, self-confidence, and self-esteem, students will be able to effectively reach out to others. These are life-long processes that will encourage young people to seek cooperation and collaboration. Not only will these Christian lessons, learned and lived, equip them to be participants in a democratic society but will also empower our students to fulfill their roles as citizens of the global community.