From the Principal
Welcome to Saint Mary’s School! As Principal, I’m pleased to represent our amazing faculty, who are deeply knowledgeable about their fields and about teaching. They are a dedicated, compassionate group of professionals who happily dedicate an extraordinary amount of time and energy, in the classroom and beyond, to develop their students’ success.
By joining St. Mary’s, you are not simply enrolling your child in school. You are pledging your family to actively join a community rich in Catholic tradition, strong in Catholic education, and committed to serving one another as living examples of Catholic faith. This sense of community pervades all that we do at St. Mary’s. As parents, you are the first and most important teachers of your children. We believe that St. Mary’s Catholic School shares with the home, the Church, and the greater community, the responsibility for the total development of the student. Only by working together will our children find success.
I firmly believe in the importance, mission and philosophy of Catholic Education, the education and safety of all students, compassion toward others and the uniqueness and integrity of each human being. I have a passion for working with God’s beloved children, their families, other educators and the community and have dedicated my life to this. I’m very excited to share with you this time of growth both academically as well as spiritually.
At Saint Mary’s School, we look forward to teaching to a diverse group of motivated students by providing innovative education, while focusing on academic rigor and spiritual growth. Our students learn to think independently, critically and globally. Our priorities include:
- offering small class sizes
- providing an innovative and rigorous educational programming
- challenging students with interdisciplinary work
- engaging students in ways that give them an international perspective, lead them to embrace diversity, and develop their cross-cultural competence
- inspiring a commitment to environmental sustainability, and
- learning in a Catholic environment
Together, with God’s help, we will continue to make an already great school, an even greater School! May God bless you and yours always!
Mr. Joseph Ferriero, M.Ed.