Welcome to St. Mary's School.
St. Mary's School, in partnership with parents and the community, provides our students with the highest-quality education based on Catholic family values. St. Mary's challenges students to reach their fullest potential and encourages them to lead by example.
Please watch the below video to see what our students, parents and faculty think of St. Mary's, then contact us to arrange a visit to learn more about this unique opportunity for your children. We feel the best way for you to learn about our school is to come and experience it. Once you walk the hallways, observe a class or two, and meet some of our faculty, staff, and students, you will realize how special St. Mary's is.
We believe that effective education develops the whole person — spiritually, intellectually, academically, emotionally, socially and physically. As such, our students, faculty, staff and parents actively engage in service to the community on a regular basis—from fundraisers for various causes to sharing time and talents with those in need. Students work to ensure a better community and a better world. Students are nurtured in this safe, family-like environment in a well-rounded way which includes the ability to participate in a number of leadership opportunities and extracurricular activities (from music and theater programs to clubs and sports). They are also well-prepared academically for high school and beyond.
We are a small family environment and welcome and encourage parents to be involved in their children's education. Our principal, staff, and faculty know and truly care about each and every student and are always open and approachable at any time. They are committed to ensuring that each student reaches their highest potential.
St. Mary’s School exists to integrate faith with the student’s social, intellectual, and physical development. As a ministry of the Roman Catholic Church, we partner with parents and our community to provide the highest quality faith-based education.
St. Mary’s School exists, as a ministry of the Roman Catholic Church, to foster a learning environment, which encourages students to:
- Know, love, and serve God
- Achieve their highest academic potential
- Fulfill their individual needs
- Develop caring relationships
We believe that:
We believe that:
- Each person is made in the image and likeness of God, and so is valued and entitled to a positive, nurturing and safe environment.
- Jesus values the whole person; therefore, effective education develops the whole person — spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and physically.
- The Holy Spirit guides us in instructing and protecting our children.
- Catholic education should be affordable and accessible to every family who desires it.
- The universal mission of Jesus is for all people.
- The Roman Catholic identity is the core of our school.
Preschool: 2, 3, and 5 half-day programs available for 3 year olds
Pre-K: both half-day and full-day programs available 5 days/week for 4 year olds
Kindergarten through Grade 8
FACILITIES : Suburban school in Ontario County, city of Canandaigua. Students are within walking distance to: playgrounds, library, the Granger Homestead, Sonnenberg Gardens, YMCA, Ontario County Historical Society, City Hall, and the County Courthouse.
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Students of all faiths are welcome. 85% of our enrollment is Catholic, 15% belong to other denominations.
CURRICULUM: New York State Common Core Learning Standards are integrated with gospel and civic values. N.Y. State and Diocese of Rochester curricula are implemented. Spanish is offered K-8. Eighth grade students can earn high school credit in Spanish. Advanced math placement is offered in the Middle School.
FACULTY QUALIFICATIONS: Our diverse faculty meets Diocese of Rochester and N.Y. State degree and certification requirements. Faculty certified NYS in areas of literacy, early childhood & special needs.
TRANSPORTATION: 15 mile radius: NYS law requires districts to transport: Bloomfield, Canandaigua, Honeoye, Honeoye Falls-Lima, Marcus Whitman, Naples, Pal-Mac, Phelps-Clifton Springs, Manchester-Shortsville, and Victor School Districts.
SPECIAL SERVICES: Before and after school care is available at the St. Mary’s Activity Center for a nominal cost. The Activity Center is located in the Pini-O’Shea room, (next to library.) Hours: 6:30-8:30AM / 3:00-5:30PM
MUSIC PROGRAMS: Opportunities to join choir groups and bell ringers, in addition to regular music class, are available. Piano, ukulele, band instruments, violin, viola, cello, and guitar lessons are available with private instructors. Recorder lessons are offered to 2nd graders as an introduction to band.
EXTRACURRICULAR: Basketball, Soccer, Modified Cross Country, Lacrosse, Ski & Snowboard, Golf, Safety Patrol, Middle School Leadership House
PROGRAMS: Junior National Honor Society, St. Genesian Players (drama), National Geographic Geography Bee, E3 Technology Challenge, Spelling Bees & oratorical competition. Boy & Girl Scouts meet at the school.
SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: Service to others is a vital component of St. Mary’s School. Students at every level, early childhood – grade 8, work to ensure a better community, a better world.
PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION: Volunteers are the key to St. Mary’s SUCCESS! Opportunities are plentiful! All parents are invited to share their talents to enrich each child’s learning experience.
ACADEMIC INTERVENTION & ENRICHMENT: Enrichment and special services are available. Onsite Title 1 services are provided daily. Academic Intervention Services, Speech, Occupational & Physical Therapy are offered in school. Students are challenged with projects that develop critical thinking skills and problem solving.
STUDENT DIVERSITY: Minority enrollment is 10%.