next stop:
middle school

Saint Mary's is the only Catholic School in Richmond that offers the IB Middle Years Programme for all students in grades 6 - 8, but exposure to global perspectives and foreign languages begins in Junior Kindergarten!


Saint Mary's has a long history of faith traditions including the annual Blessing of the Pets, Saints Parade, Christmas Nativity Play, Stations of the Cross and Crowning of Mary.


Saint Mary's offers a variety of opportunities for students to shine. From athletics and clubs to choir and student council, every Monarch has a chance to show their might!

next stop:
high school

In 2023, approximately 80% of our graduates chose private, parochial or specialty centers for high school. The remaining 20% chose to attend their public zoned option.


Our alumni are role models for the next generation who maintain their Monarch pride well into high school years and beyond.


Once our first church sanctuary, our school gymnasium has evolved into a gathering space for building community.

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Our Vision

Saint Mary’s Catholic School is committed to the application of Christ’s teaching by instilling the value of service to others while providing our students with the necessary skills to further their educational pursuits. Our mission as a strong Catholic community is supported by high-quality educators, dedicated staff and invested families.


We offer a full day Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Kindergarten program, primary education for grades 1 to 5 and an IB Middle Years Programme for grades 6 to 8. Foreign language is taught at all levels and we offer high school credit opportunities for all middle school students.


Saint Mary’s is a community founded in Catholic tradition and committed to creating a Christ-centered learning environment in which we share in the Eucharist, proclaim the Word of God, and model the gospel values through our actions, service and the way we live our lives.


Saint Mary’s Catholic School offers many sports and clubs to enrich student life. Seasonal sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, flag football and many others. There are many diverse school clubs including Garden Club, Chess Club, Band and Technology Club.

Saint Mary's at a Glance

Students receive focused attention from our teachers and staff creating a rich learning environment.

Faculty & Staff
Student/Teacher Ratio (11:1)

We invite our parents, friends and donors to keep up-to-date with what is happening on campus and in our broader parish community by reading our weekly e-news bulletin, the Friday Flash. You can subscribe to receive this email and peruse all past editions by clicking here!

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Upcoming Special Events

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Aug 19

This is not a complete calendar. Please see our full calendar for all events.

Support Saint Mary's

Please take a look at some of the easy ways to provide financial support to Saint Mary’s Catholic School. There are many options including giving to our Annual Fund or Go Forth! Campaign, as well as Painless Fundraising where your shopping earns money for our school. 

Annual Fund

Your gift to Saint Mary’s Catholic School’s Annual Fund lights the way for each student and faculty member at Saint Mary’s. Our Annual Fund goal for 2023-24 is $70,000.
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St. Mary’s PTO

Every parent and teacher is automatically a member.
No dues or registration is required for membership!
Information is shared through room parents, school communications and a community Facebook Group.

Box Tops

Box Tops is going digital this year! Scan your receipt within 14 days of purchase to help us earn for our school. You will need to download an app to scan your receipts. Still clip and turn in any traditional Box Tops until they are phased out.


By enrolling in the Kroger Rewards card, you can earn money for Saint Mary’s. Check out the Kroger Community Rewards site to complete your registration. Click the logo or button to find out how to link your purchases to Saint Mary’s.


Shopping with the Publix Partners program can earn money for Saint Mary’s. Sign up for an account at Publix and link your account to our school under “My Publix Partner”. Hit the button below for detailed instructions.


Speak to one of our over 2,000 alumni to understand the impact Saint Mary’s had on their faith and educational journeys. We appreciate the support of our past students. Their feedback, encouragement and ongoing support have strengthened our school’s vision. 

"I look back at those prominent years of my life and am so thankful I had the blessing of Saint Mary’s School as well as the experience of Christ in my everyday life starting at such a young age. My faith grew continuously at Saint Mary’s and that is something I will forever be grateful for."
Sarah Busch
Class of 2011

See what's
Amazing, Awesome, Exciting
in our school today.

Our school office displays a slide show each day on a monitor hanging on the wall. The slides announce milestones, student birthdays and special events. It celebrates what is happening in Saint Mary’s right now. We call it Saint Mary’s TV (SMTV for short). Come take a look at what is showing today.

Latest News

Saint Mary’s Catholic School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.