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St. Mary's at a Glance


The school year runs from August to June. School begins at 8:00 a.m. and dismisses at 3:00 p.m. Pre-kindergarten has a full-day and half-day option. Before school care is available from 7:00-7:45 a.m. After school care hours are from 3:15 until 5:30 p.m. At the end of each quarter and other days throughout the school year, there will be an early dismissal for faculty meetings and professional development.


Pre-kindergarten classes for 3-year-old and 4-year-old children are offered. Children must be 3 years of age on or before September 30th of the school year for Pre-K-3 and 4 years of age on or before September 30th for Pre-K-4. 


A full-day kindergarten program is offered for children who are 5 years old by September 30th of the enrolling school year.


Before School Care begins at 7:00 a.m. and After School Care is available until 5:30 p.m. Saint Mary’s also hosts a summer camp.


Uniforms are worn by all students. Uniforms are purchased from FlynnO’Hara Uniform Company. There is a local store in Virginia Beach or orders can be placed online or through mail order. For convenience, a used uniform closet is located in the upper building. Uniform items can be purchased at a reduced rate.


The PTO is an active and integral part of the Saint Mary Star of the Sea School operation. It provides a wide variety of auxiliary services to the school. The PTO sponsors various social and fundraising events each year. The parent volunteer program lends substantial support to the professional staff throughout the year.


We are a proud member of the Peninsula Independent Athletic League. The purpose of the PIAL is to promote the athletic program of the member schools through cooperative planning, scheduling, and coordination of mutual athletic interest. Students in grades 5 through 8 may participate in soccer, cross country, basketball, volleyball, softball, and baseball.

Saint Mary Star of the Sea School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability in its educational program activities, or employment practices.
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