“I love the opportunity to give new families a personal tour of the school. To me, it is the best way to get a true picture of the school day, to see our students and teachers at work and play, and to have the opportunity to ask all of your questions. I am glad to schedule a tour on any day of the week, and at the parents' convenience. Just call or email me and we will set up your special time to see our wonderful school.”
— Christa Jackson, admissions director
Other ways to visit
Bring a Buddy Days are a great way for children to experience what it is like to be a real Saint Mary’s student! The children usually visit in the grade level that they are currently in, so they get the opportunity to meet their future classmates, or “buddies.” Parents are welcome to walk their children in and stay until they get comfortable, then are welcome to join other parents for a Coffee Connection, or feel free to go to work or run errands. I promise to text lots of pictures throughout the child’s visit to make sure parents can see the fun and activities that their child is experiencing! These visits can be designed to be whatever is best for each family. Some children spend a couple of hours in the morning. Others stay through lunch and recess, while some children choose to stay the entire day, including afternoon naps for the Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 students. We are happy to customize their visit to the needs of each family and what they feel is best for their child. Our Bring a Buddy Days are typically on the first Friday of each month.
Coffee Connections are held for parents on the same days as our Bring a Buddy Days. While the children visit in the classroom, moms and dads are invited to stay for a cup of coffee and an opportunity to chat with other prospective parents, as well as some of our current Saint Mary’s parents. A great time to ask questions and make your own new SMS connections!
Saint Mary’s hosts traditional Admissions Open Houses during the course of the school year, usually in January. Call us for more information on the dates and times.