Student Life

At St. Mary Catholic School

Student Life at St. Mary Catholic School

Learning Expectations

SMCS is dedicated to nurturing spiritual growth, strengthening moral values, and developing academic excellence.

The benchmark of our success as a school is not measured in grades or percentages, but in the development of individuals ready to explore possibilities, meet the challenges of life, extend themselves to others in order to do the work of Christ, and to always rise to their potentials.  Students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities that offer different avenues for personal development.  Independent learning is fostered in and out of the classroom, thus preparing the students intellectually, spiritually, and socially for their futures.   All of these activities strengthen the sense of community at SMCS while helping to develop and foster lifelong friendships.  These activities have also helped to form support networks for families new to the area and new to the school.

Each student at SMCS will:

  • gain knowledge of the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church
  • participate in daily religion classes, prayer, and school liturgies
  • demonstrate Christian choices for self and others
  • work toward the harmony of SMCS community
  • be respectful of the diversity within the community
  • show respect to our country
  • demonstrate effective use of the Internet and other sources
  • strive to develop strong study skills
  • develop good oral and written communication skills
  • strive to always work up to one’s potential
  • desire academic excellence
Student Life
Student Life
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St. Mary Catholic School Playground

NEW!! St. Mary Catholic School Playground!

Introducing the new 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. Not only does it promise diverse play surfaces and safety surfacing underneath, but it also plays a pivotal role in elevating our Pre-K program’s accreditation. Situated between the primary entrance and Pangborn Hall back stair entrance, this enriching addition will undoubtedly enhance the educational experience of our students for years to come. Get ready to witness the joy of learning and play merge in this exciting new space!

Interested in Learning More about our Catholic School?

In choosing St. Mary Catholic School, you are investing in your child’s tomorrow. For over 145 years students and families have been entrusting SMCS for educational excellence – spiritually, academically, and socially. We invite you to visit our campus in historic Hagerstown, Maryland to learn more about our school as well as our school community.