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Catholic Values

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee uniquely balance faith and education. St. Mary students can expect academic excellence, healthy social relationships, a supportive environment and an emphasis on Catholic values.

What Catholic Values means to us:

College-bound peers – The vast majority, approximately 95% of Catholic school graduates, pursue higher education. Catholic School graduates are often pursued by prestigious colleges.

A rigorous curriculum – Most students take four years of mathematics, history, English, science, foreign language, and religious studies in high school. At St. Mary, students who are ready for the challenge may enroll in high school level math courses.

Self-discipline – Students are expected to accept responsibility for their actions, to respect others and to make good decisions in the context of their faith experience.

Christ as a model – Our goal is to help children mature into Christ-like people..to Live Jesus. Students are encouraged to recognize the presence of Christ in themselves and others. The religious formation of children begun at home is continued at school.

A safe, supportive environment – Reverence for the human dignity of every person comes from recognizing Christ in self and others. More than a “Drug-free zone” or “Gun-free zone,” we strive to be a “Christ-centered zone.”

High expectations – Catholic school teachers expect every student to achieve. With small class sizes teachers can really get to know their students and personalize instruction to help every student find success.

Committed parents – Parents are a child’s first teachers. Our parents are encouraged to take an active role in their children’s education. We do our best to support your family and work with you for the benefit of your children.

A caring community – Our parents provide hundreds of volunteer service hours to our school each year. Parents assist with everything from playground supervision, field trips and putting band-aids on skinned knees, to raising funds, installing computer networks and planning new projects.

Explore the many other reasons why St. Mary is a great school choice for your family.