The mission of Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic School is to prepare the way with a high-quality education in the caring spirit of the Beatitudes.
The role of St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School is to support parents in teaching their children. We, the faculty and staff, support the concept of partnering with families and "preparing the way."
Our Core Values:
Embracing the Family
Students’ parents have an open invitation to attend Mass, parent prayer, Stations of the Cross, and parent lunch. Annual events that promote family involvement include PTO Events, Gingerbread Day, Christmas program, Memorial Day program, athletic dinners, and various community service projects. St. Mary’s generates a weekly newsletter via email to communicate announcements for special events and updates about what is going on in the classroom.
Nurturing the Spirit
“To teach as Jesus Did” is the purpose of the Catholic school system. St. Mary’s School teaches the Christian message in order to form a Christian community and to reach out in service to all our neighbors. Through daily prayer, daily religious instruction, weekly Mass (the reception of the sacraments for Catholics), and the performance of some of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, our students grow closer to their Creator and learn to recognize Him and His people.
Challenging the Mind
The curriculum at St. Mary’s School is formulated per diocesan directives, and a solid foundation in math and reading skills is inherent in the curriculum. The academic program includes language arts (English, spelling, vocabulary development, composition skills, and handwriting), social studies, science, computer literacy, health and safety, and religion. Enrichment is provided through courses in music, art, physical education, foreign language, and library skills.
Supporting the Journey
St. Mary’s provides the opportunity to participate in various academic enriching activities including: academic fairs, clubs, Area I Spelling Bee, National Geographic’s Geography Bee, and various art and essay contests.
Preparing the Way
All of our students are encouraged to become “good citizens of this world, loving God and neighbor and enriching society with the leaven of the Gospel, and who will also be citizens of the world to come, thus fulfilling their destiny to become saints” (Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic Schools).