St. Mary Catholic Parochial Grade School
St. Mary Catholic School
"Where Faith and Education Meet"
Faith. Excellence. Tradition.
Catholic schools have been a part of Kansas history even before Kansas was granted statehood. The first Catholic schools in the Kansas territory date back to 1847 when they were opened by Jesuit missionaries. St. Mary Catholic School joined that Catholic education heritage in 1940, when our doors opened to educate 181 of our parish school children here at St Mary parish.
Catholic schools seek to form the whole child - mind, body and spirit, helping to shape good citizens of the world who love God and neighbor. We at St. Mary School strive to give our students everything they need to be strong students, church and community members. Our students attend Mass twice a week, religion class is part of our daily curriculum, students have computer class, P.E., library and study all core subjects such as math, science, English, spelling and hand writing. Our students are challenged daily, to help them meet high expectations for academics, attendance and behavior.
St. Mary Catholic School is truly a special place. You see it in the faces of our students and the enthusiasm of our staff. You hear it in the voices of our volunteers and the warm, welcoming embrace of our parent community. We know each student by name and we consider all of our students and parents to be part of our Catholic school family.
We invite you to visit us. Attend our events and our school mass every Wednesday and Friday at 8:15 am. We always welcome visitors to come and see what makes us unique.
Come - see what makes our school a special place!
Michelle Mead, Principal
Our staff for 2017-2018:
Preschool 3 year olds ~ Amy Gillen
Preschool 4 year olds ~ Amy Gillen
Kindergarten ~ Aubrey Spencer
First Grade ~ Dema Cruz
Second Grade ~ Ashley Crase
Third Grade ~ Rashawna Lopez
Fourth Grade ~ Jennifer Mahoney
Fifth Grade ~ Julie Kaps
Sixth Grade ~ Tina Fairbank
Technology and P.E. ~ Rhonda Wurst
Librarian ~ Laura Solkey
Music ~ Karen Pontious
Administrative Assistant ~ Lori Nieman