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Welcome Letter from the Principal


Dear Prospective Family,

Welcome to Saint Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School!   Choosing Saint Mary’s for your children’s education will have everlasting benefits. At Saint Mary Star of the Sea our mission is to educate students from Pre-K (3-yr.) through 8th grade in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ. Under the leadership of the Dominican Sisters, the school develops the spiritual, intellectual, and social aspects of our students, preparing them for high school and beyond. We provide a Christ-centered Catholic education, a safe and disciplined environment, and a solid foundation in academic and moral excellence.

With a Saint Mary’s Catholic education, you can expect your child to become a diligent seeker of truth, creative problem solver, public speaker, and lover of the fine arts. Saint Mary’s students are friends and followers of Jesus Christ, strong witnesses to their faith in word and action, and compassionate advocates for those in need. Lastly, they are loving patriots, faithful stewards of God’s world, and true leaders according to the gifts that God has given them.

Saint Mary Star of the Sea School is accredited by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA), a worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement. Our dedicated teachers are degreed and certified in the state of Virginia. Our solid academic curriculum includes science, math, language arts, social studies, and religion. Saint Mary’s also offers an enrichment program to include marine science, fine arts, physical education, music, drama, foreign language, and technology. Our unique location affords our students the benefits of a waterfront classroom which allows for direct observation, hands-on learning, and research activities on the waters of Mill Creek, an estuary of the Chesapeake Bay.

We encourage you to choose Saint Mary Star of the Sea School to give your child the best opportunity for a strong educational foundation. Please contact the school office for more information. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You are also welcome to visit our website at

May God bless you and your family.

In Our Lady, Star of the Sea,
Sister Mary Cecilia, O.P.

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