St. Mary’s High School believes that a dynamic program of athletic activities is vital to student growth. The athletic program provides a variety of experiences to help students develop positive habits and attitudes in students that will better prepare them for adult life. Athletics functions as an integral part of social progress.
We offer the opportunities to serve the institution, to assist in the development of fellowship and goodwill, to promote self-realization and all-around growth, and to encourage learning the qualities of a Christian lifestyle and good citizenship.
Young people can learn a great deal from their participation in interscholastic athletics. Lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, competition, and how to win and lose gracefully are an integral part of each team and athletic program. Athletic competition adds to our school spirit and helps all students and spectators to develop pride in our school.
In 2017, the St. Mary’s Men’s Baseball team won the State Championships for the first time in school history. Go Saints!
We are so fortunate and proud to offer a fine arts curriculum at St. Mary’s Parish School. Many public schools lack the funding to allow students to explore the arts, and so we stress the importance of this incredible learning opportunity. The arts provide a wealth of benefits for learners of all ages by creating an avenue for creative expression, as well as bolstering students’ brain development, fine motor and decision-making skills, cultural awareness, and sense of self.
Check out some of our students’ art on Artsonia. You can even buy merchandise featuring their work.
In today’s online world, visual learning is more important than ever, so we ensure that our students’ education reflects what they need to succeed. Our incredible teachers take time to guide students in their exploration of many forms of fine art, including sculpting, painting, sketching, theater, music, and more!
The Drama Club at St. Mary’s is one of the jewels of our school community.
About half of the student body is involved in some way, from acting to advertising. The group sponsors two productions each year: a play in November and a musical in March.
Membership in the club is open to any student, grades 9-12. Auditions are held in September and December after school. Rehearsals are scheduled after school, in the evening, and on weekends.
A highlight of the production schedule is performing the show for middle school students from local Catholic schools.
Other Recent Productions:
2016-2017: Harvey; The Addams Family
2015-2016: Twelve Angry Jurors; Lend Me a Tenor; Little Shop of Horrors
2014-2015: Selections from All in the Timing & The Chronicles of Jane: Book Seven; Lucky Stiff
2013-2014: Life of the Party; Anything Goes
Creative thinking is an essential part of every child’s development. Music helps develop the areas of the brain responsible for language and reasoning, and the skills students learn while performing prepare them for success across all academic disciplines. For this reason, our music programs are tailored to each level within our school. From instruments to vocal lessons, we provide a variety of options for learners at any age.
The skills students learn when performing music contribute to their overall growth inside and outside of the classroom by helping students use both halves of their brain and work with each other.
Music lessons begin in preschool; students learn the names of musical notes and begin to learn how to read the musical staff. They also get to show off their newly learned skills in or newly annual Christmas concerts! In addition, at least one of the high school drama productions each year is a musical.
After school, we provide opportunities for students to utilize private instructors in courses including, but not limited to, piano, guitar, ukulele, drums, and vocal lessons.
We know that there is more to a child’s education than just academics – that’s why we provide a wealth of extracurricular activities! Clubs provide our students with an opportunity to connect outside of the classroom with others who share their passions. Our clubs also encourage students to set priorities and manage their time effectively while growing in confidence by making a meaningful contribution to something that excites them. Additionally, membership teaches students to make and maintain their commitments.
St. Mary’s knows that fun can be as important for learning as what goes on inside the classroom.
St. Mary’s has a wide variety of clubs, including – but not limited to – National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Journalism, Yearbook, Chess, Drama, Sports, the As School’s Match Wits quiz team, Student Council, Key Club, and Mad Science (which is offered twice each year after school)!
Ready to see your star in action?
Our photo gallery includes pictures from rallies, games, student clubs, and school events! Our pictures can help you relive the thrilling tournament or even catch up on the event you had to miss. So come and check out our galleries or upload your own images of your favorite Saint!