St. Mary Catholic School consists of teachers, staff, students, and parents. Together, we become a school community, a school family.
Together, we become friends; we work together; we share the responsibility of teaching all our students, guided by our faith in God and our prayers to our Blessed Mother, Mary.
We have always enjoyed and relied on the volunteerism of our parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends. As a unit, we are unbeatable. When times are tough, we can always count on our school community to come together and give time, talents, and financial support. St. Mary Catholic School has been in existence since 1874, in part due to our faith in God, our dedication, and our determination to educate all students who enter our school family.
We take pride in our efforts and great joy in the end results – – students of today becoming leaders of tomorrow.
Important Information for Family & Friends
Inclement Weather Policy
St. Mary Catholic School follows the Inclement Weather directives of Washington County Public Schools. If Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) are closed, delayed, or have an early dismissal due to inclement weather, St. Mary’s will follow suit. For more information please click on the button below.
Click below to read all about our lunch program.
Our monthly newsletter is “The Regina Caeli”, which is the Latin for “Queen of Heaven”, honoring our school patron, Mary, the Mother of Jesus and our Heavenly Mother and Queen. The Regina Caeli is emailed to school families through SwiftReach.
An effective school is a partnership among parents, students and the school. Service is an essential and fun opportunity to work closely with the staff members and to get to know other parents within the St. Mary Catholic School (SMCS) community. Donating your time can be incredibly rewarding and it is a wonderful way to have a positive influence in your child’s life and to build our school community.
St. Mary Catholic School welcomes the opportunity to have you as a volunteer. ALL volunteers at SMCS are required to register and complete the volunteer screening process through VIRTUS
St. Mary Catholic School utilizes the SwiftReach notification system to send emails, texts, and/or telephone messages to parents regarding important reminders, upcoming events, and delayed openings, closings, or early dismissals. The email/phone information connected to these notifications is the information you have in PowerSchool. If you are not sure this information is up-to-date, please contact the front office.
Our HSA (Home and School Association) plays a vital role in our school community. Learn more here
RaiseRight Program (previously called SCRIP)
Interested in making Catholic education affordable? Participate in the SCRIP program and directly offset your tuition costs by simply purchasing “gift cards” for all your shopping needs. Learn more HERE.
Uniforms are a trademark of St. Mary Catholic School. All uniform items are to be purchased from Flynn & O’Hara Uniform Company to ensure compliance with the SMCS dress code. Learn more here
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.