Mission Statement: “St. Mary’s Academy promotes academic excellence within a Christ-centered Catholic community. Students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 learn acceptance and appreciation of others and develop to their full potential within a nurturing, family environment.”
St. Mary’s Academy extra-curricular offerings are numerous, tailored to provide experiential opportunities to develop compassion for others, appropriate social interaction, responsibility, problem-solving, and leadership skills.
The Spelling Bee is an opportunity to celebrate scholastic achievement with our multi-school spelling competition. This is a three-day, community-wide event is hosted by St. Mary’s Academy and competition is strong.
The Drama Club produces two full length plays per year. Junior High students audition for roles, and while these auditions are a vehicle for role assignment, all students who wish a role, receive an assignment. Students also operate the light and sound equipment, and organize staging.
Each class also offers curriculum-enhancing field trips throughout the year. Students visit local sights such as area farms, Sturbridge Village, Boston, and even New York City. Science-oriented field trips include Baystate Hospital’s genetics lab and Mashantucket Pequot Museum.
The Bell Choir introduces students to the skills of reading and playing music. The Junior High students perform during the school-wide Christmas concert and other during other activities throughout the year.
Funfests are school-wide ‘play dates’ for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 students. Junior High students organize and run activities that include art contests and activities, games such as basketball and soccer, dance contests, appropriate video games, air-hockey, face-painting, and balloon making.
The Junior High also organizes a dance every other month for themselves. Appropriate music is downloaded and played over the school sound system. The Grade Six students organize and run the concession stand.