St. Mary Catholic School

A Proud National Blue Ribbon Private Catholic School

Is your child ready for Pre-K?

Hands-On Learning | Half Day Program | Full Day Option

Must be Age 4 by September 1, 2024

Begin your SMCS academic journey in Pre-K. Our Preschool program for PreK3 and PreK4 is directed toward a readiness for reading and math while learning in a hands-on classroom rooted in the Catholic faith.

Graduates of St. Mary Catholic School

Where SMCS Graduates Go After Graduation

Welcome to St. Mary Catholic School

St. Mary Catholic School is a historic pre-K through 8th grade school located in the heart of downtown Hagerstown since 1874. We have formed students to be good citizens of heaven and earth for 150 years.

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By the Numbers

Located in the heart of Hagerstown, Maryland, St. Mary Catholic School is a Prek-4 through Grade 8 Catholic School. 

149 Years We Have Been Here

187 Total Students

22 Zip Codes Represented

18:1 Student : Teacher Ratio

St. Mary Catholic School

Recent News

Welcome Melissa Gibson!

St. Mary Catholic School Welcomes A New Art Teacher!My name is Melissa Gibson (but please, call me “Ms. Melissa”- all my students at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts do!).  I’ll be the new art...

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Lana Early

St. Mary Catholic School Welcomes A New Student Support Specialist!Please join us in welcoming Dr. Lana Early as our new Student Support Specialist. Dr. Early earned a Bachelor of Arts in...

In The Spotlight

St. Mary Catholic School Playground Announcement

New Playground! 

Introducing the Early Learning Playground at St. Mary Catholic School! Designed exclusively for our youngest grades, this vibrant playground spanning 800 square feet will ignite the imaginations of children aged 2-5. Learn more about our playground by visiting our preschool or student life page! 

St. Mary Catholic School Playground Announcement

Annual Fund

St. Mary Catholic School (SMCS) is beginning its 149th year as the only provider of a Catholic elementary education in Hagerstown. Tuition has become prohibitive for so many families,so we are prioritizing tuition assistance in our Annual Fund this year. 

Admissions Tour

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Interested in learning more about St. Mary Catholic School? Wanting to take a tour? We invite you to come visit our campus in historic Hagerstown, Maryland! Email Mrs. Lebedda at to schedule your tour day! 

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Ready to learn more about our Catholic School? Contact our Admissions Team today!