Welcome to St. Mary’s Catholic School!

For more than 50 years St. Mary’s has been educating students from JK through 8th grade in the West End of Richmond.  As a proud parent of two students who attended St. Mary’s, I can tell you that our school provides an education that prepares your child very well for high school.

While a strong academic program is expected and delivered, what makes St. Mary’s different is the community that you and your child will be a part of here.

I invite you to explore the web site, but the best way to truly find out what St. Mary’s is all about is to visit.  Call today to schedule a tour.  I look forward to meeting you and sharing all St. Mary’s has to offer.

Mrs. Anne Leigh Bisese
Director of Educational Services

Welcoming JK through 8th Grade Students

Acceptance to St. Mary’s School is based upon space availability and contingent upon a review of the student’s readiness and academic records.

Re-enrollment for current students begins in January (January 15 – January 31) after which time registrations will be open to new enrollments from the parish. Enrollment for non-parishioner Catholics will begin the third week of February. Enrollment will open to the community in general on March 1.

Applications for new enrollments will be accepted continuously. Applications will be considered for openings on a first-come, first evaluated basis per the above time-schedule.

Registration forms and fees are not accepted unless an opening exists in the appropriate grade. Students are added to a waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis according to the criteria listed above.

Mid-year applications

Students wishing to enroll at St. Mary’s during the year should contact the office. Students moving into the area will be evaluated and offered enrollment if openings are available. Preference is given to students whose siblings have been accepted at Saint Mary’s and students transferring from an out-of-area Catholic School.


Contracts regulating school attendance are required by the Diocese of Richmond.


If you have any questions about admission procedures or registration at St. Mary’s School, please contact Mrs. Anne Leigh Bisese, Director of Educational Services, at albisese@saintmary.org or 804-740-1048.