K-6 Curriculum

Accreditation:  Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools (MANS)


Art                                                       Library                                    Religion

Physical Education                             Science                                    Language Arts

Computers                                           Social Studies                         Health

Spanish                                                Mathematics

Music                                                  Accelerated Reading Program


Extra-curricular Programs

5th and 6th Grade Camp

Girls on the Run                                  Art Reach

Choral Concerts                                  Community Service

Student Council                                  Religious Retreats


Extra-curricular Programs through Alma Public Schools

5th and 6th Grade Band

Some Athletic Programs

School day: 8:00am -3:00pm.  Drop off begins at 7:45am.  Classes begin at 8:05.  Students are released at 3:05 pm for pickup.   Please see Tuition Investment sheet for tuition information.


Young 5’s/Developmental Kindergarten (D.K.)

  • Young 5’s attend school Monday-Friday in the morning.
  • Young 5’s are in St. Mary main building.
  • Young 5’s join St. Mary School Kindergarten students.
  • Young 5’s attend music, computers, Library and have art in the classroom.
  • Young 5’s attend the Good Shepherd Program
  • Along with letter, number and shape recognition, focus is given to writing numbers, letters and shapes.
  • Letter sounds and the beginning letter and sound of words are taught.


School Day:  8:00-11:30am Mon.-Friday.  Drop off begins at 7:45am.  Y5’s are released at 11:30am for pickup.

Please see Tuition Investment sheet for tuition information.




Tuesday-Thursday Morning Class

  • Offered to 3 and 4 year olds; must be 3 years old by September 1 and fully potty trained.
  • Excellent for social development, getting children adjusted to the school setting, learning to cooperate with other children and learning through play.
  • Weekly themes, activities and daily art projects.
  • Art projects are usually cut and names put on if the child is unable to.  However, if a child is able to go on to Kindergarten in the fall (MUST turn 5 by September 1) and is in the T/Th class, we encourage them to write their own name and do their own cutting etc.


School Day:  8:00-10:45 am Tuesday and Thursday.  Drop off begins at 7:50 am.  Class starts at 8:05 am. Pickup is 10:45-11:00 am.

**IF we have enough registrants for an afternoon class, one could be offered from 12:10-2:45 pm T/TH.


Monday-Wednesday-Friday Morning or Afternoon Class

  • Offered to 4 and 5 year olds; must be 4 years old by December 1.  *NOTE: In order to attend Kindergarten children MUST be 5 by September 1.  Y5’s may need to be an option the following year.
  • Weekly themes, shapes, numbers, colors, letters and patterns.
  • Children learn to write their name, use scissors properly, recognize shapes, colors, numbers, and letters.
  • Structured daily routine helps stress the importance of taking turns, sharing and development of other necessary social skills.


School Day:  8:00-10:45 am or 12:10-2:45 pm Mon., Wed., and Friday.  AM class: Drop off begins at 7:50 am. Class starts: 8:05, Pickup:10:45-11am. PM class: Drop off begins at 12:00, Class starts 12:10, Pickup 2:45-3pm.


We ask that children are promptly picked up by dismissal time. If not, parents will be contacted by either the teacher or administrator and a late fee may be charged.


Please see Tuition Investment sheet for tuition information.