Principal’s Welcome Letter

Dear Prospective Parents: 

Welcome to St. Mary Catholic School, a school that is rich in tradition, Catholic identity, and academic excellence.   As you walk through the school door, you find yourself surrounded by a feeling of friendliness, dedication, cooperation, and most importantly, a sense of family.  As I did seventeen years ago when I joined the SMCS community as a parent, you see an atmosphere of learning embraced by the students, encouraged by parents, enforced by the teachers.  Most importantly, you will soon learn that the students are taught, in addition to academics, love of God, love of country, and love of self.

Over the years my roles at SMCS have been diverse.  I have served as a parent volunteer, a third grade teacher, the middle school science teacher, and the assistant principal.  Now I am blessed to serve as principal of SMCS.  My belief that prayer and a strong parent-teacher partnership will empower our children to become compassionate, confident, and articulate leaders of the future has remained steadfast.  I believe in Saint Mary Catholic School.

The faculty and staff is comprised of men and women who believe in their vocation and with the love of God and the guidance of the Blessed Mother aim daily to educate each student to the very best of his/her ability.

SMCS parents value a Catholic education and are committed to making the sacrifices to ensure their children receive a faith-based education.  They have a willingness to give of their time, energy, and talents to assist the faculty in their children’s educational journey.

SMCS students thrive on academic challenges, guided by their dedicated and loving teachers, while surrounded by their friends, and supported by daily prayers.

Faculty, staff, parents, and students, along with the presence of God and the Blessed Mother, comprise our SMCS community.

Review our website, visit our campus, meet our staff, and talk with our parents, students, and graduates to gain an understanding of our goals to provide a challenging education, to create lifelong learners, and to educate every child with faith in God and hope for our future.

Please contact me to set up an appointment so you can experience for yourself the tradition of St. Mary Catholic School.


Patricia A. McDermott