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Vision & Mission

The Mission of St. Mary Catholic School

St. Mary Catholic School empowers children in their faith journey and promotes academic excellence and life-long service inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a nurturing community.

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The Vision of St. Mary Catholic School

St. Mary Catholic School will continue to be a school of excellence with a strong focus on its Catholic identity and academic distinction. A dedicated and caring faculty will be the hallmark of its academic excellence.

St. Mary Catholic School will actively work to build a sense of rapport with the faith-based communities and to encourage support from all local parishes for the school’s future needs. It will be a strong spiritually-centered community, living the Catholic faith as expressed through worship and service.

St. Mary Catholic School will create a campus environment which ensures the best use of all its facilities in a positive atmosphere which reflects and supports family values. It will endeavor to create a modern facility in order to offer the best educational experience for its students.

St. Mary Catholic School will encourage support of the alumni who value the school’s strong commitment to academic excellence and spiritual formation.

The Philosophy of St. Mary Catholic School

Our unique status as the only Catholic elementary school in Washington County calls us to fulfill the mission of the Catholic Church, which is to teach love and service to the Lord and one another.  This message is shared with students of all faiths.  Our Catholic identity is affirmed by communal worship and by acting as a caring community comprised of students, staff, parents, and the priests of Saint Mary Catholic Church. To learn more about the philosophy of our Catholic School please click on the button below.

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.