To Grow in Knowledge, Follow in Faith and Serve in Harmony
St. Mary School is a Preschool to Grade 8 Program. We are dedicated to providing our students with an opportunity for academic excellence while also allowing them spiritual strength and respect for human differences. Each child is a unique, valued member of society as well as a strong, Christian individual.
St. Mary School follows the long standing tradition of a faith-based education for students while designing curriculum that complements the needs of children blossoming into young adults.
The faculty and staff are very well aware of the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social changes occurring in their students and blend these changes with the teachings of Jesus, The Department of Public Instruction’s Teaching Standards, and the Diocese of Superior Policies.
We are an accredited school of the Wisconsin Nonpublic School Accrediting Association. We follow the curriculum guidelines designed by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Our students are administered the M.A.P.S. and the Wisconsin Standards Tests. Physical Education, Art, Music and Health are part of our regular curriculum offered to the entire school.
We provide a solid education in basic skills, as well as an understanding of society. We recognize each child's talents, and they learn to value their talents as well as the talents and abilities of other students.
Our Junior High Curriculum promotes the development of self discipline and personal accountability, and encourages and supports students in their personal achievements. We understand that it is important to build the self-esteem necessary to succeed in high school. St. Mary helps guide our students as they move to young adulthood
St. Mary School offers basketball to boys and girls in grades 4 - 8 and volleyball to girls in grades 4-8. The teams belong to the St. Paul Catholic League Assn. and play against other Catholic Schools in the Twin Cities area. Our 7th and 8th grade students are given the opportunity to participate in all sports during the school year at New Richmond Middle School. These include: football, wrestling, volleyball and track. In 2010, the Volleyball team won the championship. CLICK HERE to see the team flyer. Please go to the Photos Page to see more pictures of this year's event.
Our students attend two Music classes each week. The children perform in various Music Programs which involve solo and group singing, and instruments such as hand bells, recorders, Orff xylophones, and rhythm instruments. Our 6th through 8th grade students are given the opportunity to join the Band program at the New Richmond Middle School.
An organized Religion Curriculum is part of the Preschool to 8th grade program. Daily religion classes include prayer. We also attend Mass weekly and on Holy Days of Obligation, which reinforce the students' faith in God. All students take part in the Mass by reading the Gospel messages, saying petitions and serving as song leaders. Students deepen their faith through school liturgies. The daily religion classes provide a foundation in faith history and nurture strong values to help our children as they encounter new challenges, issues, and concerns.
The students have the opportunity to share their faith with the community by visiting New Richmond Nursing Homes, having Prayer Partners, and praying for others. The discipline is Christian based and values are strongly emphasized
Sharing our faith with others is part of our every day life at St. Mary. We do this in a variety of ways, including
· Help at Feed My Starving Children
· Veteran's Day Program, reception and homemade gifts
· Penny Drive for Grace Place/ Five Loaves Food Shelf
· Make greeting cards for seniors
· Collate things for church bulletin
· Lead Rosary at St. Pat's
· Host donuts at St. Pat's
· Hold an Alumni/Parent/Community Tea
· Leading music at weekend liturgies
· Recycling Program – 3rd Saturday of the month
· Pet Blessing
· Make and donate lap quilts and pillowcases to Grace Place
· Singing at Deerfield at Halloween and Christmas time
· Make placemats for Community Thanksgiving dinner
· Food Drive for the Five Loaves Food Shelf
· Hand Chime concerts at Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills
· Holiday cards for the police and fire departments and post office employees
· Hand Chime concerts at Deerfield
· Third Grade brings a large valentine centerpiece and valentines to Deerfield
· Provide meals at Grace Place
· Faith Friends
· Safety Patrol
· Donated hats and mittens to homeless shelter in St. Paul
The Middle School Science Teacher and her students attend Science Camp each year. The camp is near Eau Claire, WI which is about 1 1/2 hours away. The experience includes hands-on-activities, hiking, experiments, and presentations provided by experienced camp personnel. Please go to the Photos Page to see more pictures of this year's event.
Emphasis on Safety
Drug-free, alcohol-free, violence-free. We provide a positive and safe environment essential in an educational setting.