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Saint Mary Star of the Sea School has fostered a love of learning and service since 1923

For almost 100 years, we have endured not only through the COVID-19 pandemic but also the Great Depression, World War II, The Vietnam War, the September 11 attacks, the decommissioning of Fort Monroe, booms and busts, and countless events on both a local and national level. 

How has this been possible?

Since the beginning, Saint Mary’s has always been supported by a group of faithful and dedicated people like you.  Parents, grandparents, alumni, family and friends have been there when we needed you most and made SMSS a charitable priority throughout the years. 

2021 and beyond

With the inability to gather in person, traditional fundraising events and sources have diminished.  For this reason, we rely on our Annual Fund more than ever.  As always, with your help, we will meet today’s challenges and emerge stronger.  Inspired by the words of Pope Francis, we move forward in faith and prayer, through the intercession of St. Mary, Health of the People and Star of the Stormy Sea.  This past year has taught us that with abiding faith in God, together we can meet any challenge in support of our students and families.

Saint Mary Star of the Sea School appreciates all gifts to the Annual Fund, no matter the size, and we greatly appreciate your participation.  Your active participation directly affects our operating budget, helps to keep tuition low and enables us to seek and receive grant funding.  Widespread participation from donors (in any amount) is a key factor foundations look for when deciding to allocate grants.  That's right, your personal donation helps us to receive funding from other organizations! 

Methods of Giving:

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Saint Mary Star of the Sea School
c/o Development Office
14 N. Willard Avenue
Hampton, VA  23663

Phone: Payment can be made over the phone through the main office at (757) 723-6358

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