St. Mary’s Parish School is a Roman Catholic educational community serving students from preschool through grade 12. We strive to develop spiritual growth, academic success, character, and integrity in all students. Guided by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and supported by families, we provide a quality Catholic education where students are challenged to reach their highest potential and are inspired to embrace a life of service for God and neighbor.
Through the profound love of God and desire to do better by our fellow man, we founded our school on the legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph – who have stayed with us since opening our doors in 1898. Our technology and lessons have changed with the times, but our focus on both God and our neighbor have kept us excelling as an academic institute.
We have developed a reputation for holding strong academic standards, hiring dedicated faculty and staff, and a commitment to challenging all our students so they may grow into the strong, bright, devoted young adults they are meant to be. To give all students the opportunity to achieve their potential, we provide our superior scholastic experience while maintaining an affordable tuition.
We take pride in having a large community while maintaining a low student-to-teacher ratio. Throughout our campus, you can find our preschool, pre-k, elementary school, middle school, and high school buildings. This ensures that we can provide the best for our students from their earliest academic steps to their eventual graduation. In the end, we are big enough to accommodate all our students’ needs, but we are also small enough to provide them with individualized help and care.
Located in the Pioneer Valley, 90 miles west of Boston, 10 miles from Springfield. Easy access to the Massachusetts Turnpike, exit 3 and Rte. 91, exit 16. Westfield is home to Westfield State University and surrounded by colleges in Springfield, Amherst and Holyoke.
Westfield is situated at the western edge of the downfaulted Connecticut River Valley where the Westfield River emerges from the Berkshire Hills and flows through the center of the city on its way to the Connecticut River some ten miles (15 km) downstream.
Westfield is bordered on the east by linear cliffs of volcanic trap rock known as East Mountain and Provin Mountain. They are part of the Metacomet Ridge, a mountainous trap rock ridgeline that stretches from Long Island Sound to nearly the Vermont border. Both mountains are traversed by the 114-mile Metacomet-Monadnock Trail, that also crosses the Westfield River with an ill-advised fording or a safer road-walk across the bridge at the junction of Routes 187 and 20.