Principal's Welcome


Welcome to St. Mary Parish School! We continue to proudly claim that we are, “Celebrating spiritual growth while providing academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment.” It is Christ’s message of love, care, and compassion that we work to instill. As the parish school we build our program on the foundation of the Catholic faith. Within that framework we strive to manifest Christ-like standards and values through all our thoughts, words, and actions.

You, as parents, provide the background from which the child comes to us. You have a precious and awesome responsibility. Our children are our future leaders of our church and civic community. We strive WITH YOU to enrich the children with Gospel values, to foster potential talents, and to develop basic habits and skills needed to be effective. Together we can give the children the foundation they need to live full Christian lives.

If you ever need help, have questions, or develop concerns, please let us know in the school office. There is no situation “too small” to receive our attention. The staff of St. Mary Parish School will work with you throughout the school year on matters concerning your child’s educational and personal development. I am happy to do what it takes to continue making St. Mary Parish School the right place for you. In this family-like atmosphere of respect, quality, and high standards, our students are well-prepared to go into high school and make a positive difference.  

I am grateful for the support of our parents and parishioners. The parish is contributing a large part of its resources to aid you in your task, but none of us can replace you. We encourage your active and enthusiastic support of the school and your full participation in the life of the parish. With you, we hope and pray that all the dreams you have for your children may come true. May God abundantly bless you, your family, and your friends.

Pace e bene,

Dr. Mark T. Joerres
Principal