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About St. Mary's School

St. Mary’s

A Brief History

St. Mary’s Catholic School was established in 1878 to teach children in an atmosphere of faith.  St. Mary’s has been the only Catholic, parochial, elementary school to operate for over 140 years, in the Diocese of Memphis and is the oldest continuously existing parochial school in the state of TN.  The school has been administered by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, in Nashville, from 1900 to present.  It is owned and operated by St. Mary’s Parish and supported by parents and parishioners and the wider community.

 

It takes a special place to prepare the children of today for success tomorrow. A place where quality teachers and a remarkable curriculum make a difference. A place where students forge lasting friendships.  A place where praying is as important as playing.  A place like St. Mary’s School.

St. Mary’s is known for its traditional yet unique programs that encourage the highest degree of academic excellence and spiritual formation. It is a place where education is inspired by a supernatural vision that forms the whole child – spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and physically.

Our mission is founded on a Christian anthropology that fosters a love for wisdom and truth while integrating the four Dominican pillars of prayer, study, community and service. Through a solid moral formation and a classical approach to learning, St. Mary’s provides a well-rounded experience in an environment that prepares children for the future

Parent Testimonials

“We have been a part of St. Mary’s school since 2014, and wouldn’t have it any other way. The curriculum that St. Mary’s offers is exactly what we are wanting for our children. One thing that really stands out to us is how invested the staff is in helping the students become the best version of themselves, not only academically but in their everyday lives as well. We look forward to what the future holds for our kids here at St. Mary’s. Go Angels!”

–James and Lindsay Salter
Owner of Picasso Bistro Pizzeria

A BRIEF  HISTORY
St. Mary's Catholic School was established in 1878 to teach children in an atmosphere of faith.  St. Mary's has been the only Catholic, parochial, elementary school to operate for over 140 years, in the Diocese of Memphis and is the oldest continuously existing parochial school in the state of TN.  The school has been administered by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, in Nashville, from 1900 to present.  It is owned and operated by St. Mary's Parish and supported by parents, parishioners and the wider community. 

 

Franciscus

Jorge Mario Bergoglio

13.III.2013

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