MISSION: The mission of Saint Mary Academy is to educate students spiritually, academically, emotionally and socially through a curriculum rooted in the Roman Catholic faith. Students are educated in a manner which fosters academic excellence, provides a supportive atmosphere and develops students to be responsible, moral members of their church and community.
VISION: Saint Mary Academy is a school where each child’s academic, spiritual and emotional needs are met at the highest level possible. In partnership with parents, Faculty and Administrators support students in their academic efforts and model Christian behavior and values each day. Students feel safe emotionally and physically and are encouraged to develop creative expression and pursue individual talents. Saint Mary Academy maintains a model Catholic community that encourages each member to grow toward fulfillment as a total person and a child of God.
LITURGY: Our students participate in weekly school liturgies which are planned by the children. Each grade level has the opportunity several times throughout the school year to plan the liturgy, be lectures, read the petitions, be gift bearers, altar servers, and sing in the choir.
SACRAMENTS: In addition to the weekly school liturgies, our students also have an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent.
While the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation are celebrated in the parish of the students, the children prepare for these sacraments in school. The Second Graders prepare for First Reconciliation and for First Eucharist and our eighth graders prepare for Confirmation.
RETREATS: The faculty attends a retreat prior to the start of each school year and our middle school students attend a retreat for each grade level during the school year.
PRAYER SERVICES: In October, our entire school participates in the Living Rosary in our gym. Our Eighth Graders re-enact the last supper on Holy Thursday; and our Fifth Graders lead us in the Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. In May our fourth graders lead us in our May Procession to honor the Blessed Mother.
STEWARDSHIP: Each grade level participates in Stewardship and Service Learning through outreach to service organizations, such as Veterans, Homeless, the Schuhmann Center, etc. The students keep a Stewardship Reflection Journal based on their experiences with these different outreach opportunities so that when they leave Saint Mary Academy, they will have quite a repertoire of service learning.
WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE
Saint Bernadette Church
Monday-Friday: 8:15 a.m.
Saturday: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Thursday: 8:15 a.m. Mass with SMA students