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Christ as Our Model

Our Catholic faith is at the center of all we do at St. Mary Parish School. As we learn, play, and pray, we look to Jesus as our model. We strive to “Live Jesus” in what we say, do, and in our relationships with one another. As a school family, we celebrate Mass together in our parish church weekly — and encourage families to attend on the weekend. All students participate in a formal, age-appropriate religious program, and students in grade 6-8 participate in an annual Day of Reflection. This is a half-day program focused on a specific faith topic that combines group discussions with games.

Our Catholic values are integrated into our school life well beyond “religion classes” and into all of our extracurricular activities. Middle school students “Live Jesus” through service opportunities in the school, the parish, and the community. Boys and girls in grades 5 through 8 can participate in Mass in a special way as an altar servers.

For our younger students, we offer Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori-based Catholic faith formation program where children can joyfully fall ever more deeply in love with God in a specially prepared space designed to lead the child to prayer through handmade materials, presentations by catechists, and communal celebrations.

Growing in faith is a life-long pursuit and it starts here and now at St. Mary Parish School.