St. Mary School

About Our School

St. Mary's School is a Catholic Elementary School in Henrico County and is part of the school system in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. It is duly accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Virginia Catholic Education Association, whose accreditation process has been approved by the Virginia State Board of Education. It received the U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon School Award in 2004.

Saint Mary's is authorized to offer the Middle Year's Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organization (MYP - IB). The MYP offers an internationally recognized world class education to all St. Mary's students grades 6 - 8.


Mission Statement

St. Mary's School 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.


Philosophy

As builders of the faith community of Saint Mary's School, we believe learning is the process of acquiring and applying knowledge, thinking critically to solve problems, and stimulating curiosity through inquiry and discovery. We encourage learning through a multi-sensory approach that encompasses basic skills acquisition, higher level thinking, and collaboration within an integrated curriculum.

We recognize diverse learning styles among our students and strive to differentiate instruction so that creativity is fostered and individual needs are addressed.

Our Christ-centered approach to learning encourages responsibility, accountability, respect, and above all compassion for one another. We endeavor to instill within the child and the community a life-long love of learning rooted in Catholic values and the conviction to follow them.


General Information | Visit the School Website: www.saintmary.org

Address: 9501 Gayton Road, Richmond, Virginia 23229

Phone: 804-740-1048

Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday during the school year | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday during summer break.

Email: albisese@saintmary.org

Principal: Dr. Thomas Dertinger