Saint Marys

Elementary School Schedule
180 teaching days each year
8:10 to 3:00 daily
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St. Mary’s School recognizes the significance of the early years of education in forming a student’s attitudes and habits toward learning and behavior. To that end, the school will nurture the intellectual, the religious and the personal growth of its students, seeking to instill in them, the attitudes of hard work and intellectual curiosity, as well as cooperation with and respect for others.

Recognizing that today’s world is one in which a life of faith inevitably raises as many questions as it answers, the school will not merely relegate such matters to formal classes in religion. Rather, it will ensure that the entire curriculum is informed by historically rich and culturally inclusive Catholic values. We believe academic excellence requires faith-based education. Thus, by the time they graduate, our students will have a firm understanding of what it means to be a Catholic Christian, and to carry those values into a diverse and complex world. Faithful to such an inheritance, students should be prepared to use their learning as leaven for the benefits for all society.

St. Mary’s is a Roman Catholic institution. The school will be open to those who are willing to share its values and its educational philosophy. Recognizing that, whatever the role of the school, parents are the primary educators of children, St. Mary’s School will expect the active engagement of parents in its works.

St. Mary’s School was originally built in 1940 and used as a parish school until 1970. The building was then used for other educational purposes until 1999 when St. Mary’s School reopened with 40 students. The building houses eight large classrooms, a library and a multi-purpose room.St. Mary’s proximity to downtown Middlebury affords our teachers and students access to a wealth of resources. Ilsley Library, Middlebury’s municipal gym, the Sheldon Museum and Middlebury College are all within walking distance.

St. Marys Extended Day Program provides a continuum of care, help with homework and activities from the end of the school day until 5:30.  The program is also available on teacher conference days and vacation days.

We nature a positive, caring environment in which expectations are clear  Students are taught to act and respond in a dignified and courteous manner.  They learn to respect themselves; each other and God.  Uniforms are required.

Mission Statement

St. Mary’s School exists to provide an educational setting in which the students will be encouraged to nourish their God-given curiosity in a way that will be informed by Catholic values. This means they will begin the formation of their character and their intellect in such a way that understands:

  • that learning is a calling to be pursued throughout their lives
  • that such learning exists as part of, rather than separate from, a growth in faith; and
  • that the school exists so that individuals may be responsive to the call of the Gospel to live a life of service to others, in the Church, and in the world.

Although St. Mary’s is a Roman Catholic school, it is open to those who are willing to share its values and its educational philosophy. Recognizing that, whatever the role of the school, parents are the primary educators of children, St. Mary’s School encourages the active engagement of parents in its work.