Welcome to Saint Mary’s Catholic School! Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and for getting better acquainted with our wonderful school. The more you know about Saint Mary’s, the more you will love Saint Mary’s.
Since 1945, Saint Mary’s Catholic School has provided a home-away-from-home for thousands of students. Our school is a loving and nurturing extension of the Church, where we support parents as “the primary educators of their children”—an important responsibility given to parents by the Lord Himself (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2223). We seek to help our students navigate the road to sainthood by fostering a community where education and formation intersect—a place where students thrive, where families become friends, and where our Catholic faith provides the foundation of all we do. Rooted in over 2,000 years of Catholic Tradition, the model of Catholic education provides, at its core, an encounter with the person of Jesus Christ, our Model Teacher.
Within the halls of Saint Mary’s, you will find enthusiastic students excited to learn more about the world, supported by loving teachers and staff serving as their spiritual and scholastic guides. As Pope Paul VI teaches, “Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses.” This is the kind of teacher you will find again and again within the classrooms of Saint Mary’s: teachers who live out their vocation as educators by witnessing to every student a life lived for the Lord. You will see students challenged to learn and to grow, both in knowledge and in faith, drawing closer to the Lord every day.
We invite you to discover your child’s future at Saint Mary’s Catholic School, where we Show Courage, Seek Wisdom, and Share the Love of God. Come visit us to see our rigorous and engaging classes and to take part in our loving community which makes Saint Mary’s Catholic School a jewel nestled here in the Rome community.
Lovingly in Christ,
Jenny Rittgers, Principal