Welcome to St. Mary’s School
Thank you for your interest in St. Mary’s School! We are a preschool through sixth-grade Catholic school located in Alma, Michigan. Our Mission Statement is “St. Mary’s Catholic School, a ministry of Nativity of the Lord Parish, is committed to academic excellence and forms children into life-long disciples of Christ and responsible stewards of the parish, the community, and the world.” We take pride in our high academic and behavior expectations.
St. Mary’s School opened in 1950, closed in 1971, and reopened in 1982. As a school, we take gratification in all that we have to offer. Frequently we hear “we know which students came from St. Mary.” They are more disciplined, not only with their behavior but with all aspects of their life: academics, relationships, etc.
We welcome all faiths! Our students start the day with a prayer alongside their teacher and pray throughout the day. Experiencing our traditions is a good chance for children to communicate with their families about their own. First grade through 6th grade attend weekly Mass in our school gymnasium and the Young 5’s and Kindergarten class attend every other week.
The interaction among Preschool through sixth grade all on one campus is unique for this town. The older grades learn how to respect and be responsible for younger students, while the younger students get a chance to have role models. This gives the older students opportunities to keep an eye out for the younger students at assemblies, Mass, and other school activities. Teachers have the ability to know students’ needs and become friends with them as well, being that they are in attendance for 7 years.
We offer special classes such as Spanish, Fitness, Music, Art, and Computers. St. Mary’s has outstanding special classes instructors to provide our students with the most well-rounded courses. Here at St. Mary’s students 3-6 grades have 1:1 Chromebooks available for their use. Our faculty and staff are dedicated and committed to doing what is needed to help each student succeed.
We appreciate your interest in St. Mary’s School and would love to hear from you. If you have any questions, please contact us via email or phone at 989-463-4579.
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