Welcome to St. Mary’s School! For over ninety years, St. Mary’s has been known for providing students with spiritual and academic excellence. Students are encouraged daily to reach their full potential by being supported in their learning in a safe and faith-filled environment. I am blessed to serve as interim principal of St. Mary’s School and am committed to make sure we are continuing to maintain the tradition of strong instructional strategies while using comprehensive curriculums that result in outstanding academic achievement.
St. Mary’s is not only filled with the Holy Spirit, but it utilizes many rigorous programs and curriculums to prepare our students for the 21st Century. For instance, St. Mary’s uses Lab Learner which aims to promote interaction and experimentation in a laboratory setting to encourage diverse learning and thinking strategies, fostering a community atmosphere of learning! For English Language Arts, we use Wit & Wisdom. This program uses highly authentic (not basal) texts to master essential reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar and vocabulary. The texts also aid social and emotional development, allowing students to relate to the material in a meaningful way.
We truly have an outstanding staff who are dedicated to meet the individual needs of all students and maintain connections with their families. They also work together to ensure that our school is a welcoming, friendly, safe place. With that being said, St. Mary’s is a special place where we all can put our faith into action!
I look forward to working with you this year and pray that God will assist us in doing the job that we do best while keeping our families safe.
Yours in Christ,
Melanie S. Chavez
"A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person. And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints."
~Pope Benedict XVI~