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Welcome Letter from the Principal


Welcome to Saint Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School!

We are excited that you are considering the wonderful learning community at Saint Mary! Our school is focused on helping all students grow spiritually, academically, and socially. We believe in respecting the differences of each student’s learning style, and that students must be encouraged to become life-long learners, active citizens within society, and in serving others as God calls us to do each day in the tradition of Catholic education.

All students entering our school are provided with a safe, nurturing environment that strives to meet their individual needs on a daily basis. Our classroom instruction is student-centered, where all students represent a diverse community of learners who seek to be challenged to do their best on a daily basis.  Academics are rigorous and aligned with Diocesan consensus curriculum expectations. Teachers in partnership with parents are facilitators of many wonderful learning opportunities that our students may experience meaningful personal growth each and every day.

Saint Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School seeks to involve the community at-large in the learning process, recognizing that local resources serve to enhance our school programs; we extend a warm welcome to our community partners who generously support our school community. We encourage our students to become involved in service within the schoolhouse as Student Ambassadors and Peer Buddies, as well as within the local community such as participating in good works at the local food pantry. Our students are challenged, “… to serve Him faithfully with all your heart…,” 1 Samuel 12:24 guided in understanding that we are all called to live our faith daily and to serve as Jesus served.

We invite all students and their families to share in the faith journey together at Mass and at many scheduled events throughout the school year. We seek to instill in our students the importance of attending and supporting the Church regularly. We look forward to meeting and sharing with you the Saint Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School educational experience.

Believe always,

J. Branco, Ed. S.
Be a light for all to see!  Mt. 5:16