About St Mary School

St. Mary Coptic Orthodox School is a non-profit organization established in 2005 when we opened up our preschool. Our elementary school go up to Fifth Grade.

At our school, we have a unique approach to education, understanding that each child is a unique gift of the Lord, full of potential and gifts. That is why we keep our classrooms small, maximum of 12, so that we can discover those gifts and bring every child to their fullest potentials. We find that our students grow and exceed in every aspect of their lives.

 

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Mission Statement and Admission Policy

Our Mission Statement

It is the mission of St. Mary School to educate and develop the whole person for the glory of God through adherence to Biblical principles. The school will strive to provide an atmosphere that is conducive to the highest gain of knowledge and skill.
St. Mary School desires to meet the needs of the whole child and to promote spiritual and moral growth, academic and intellectual progress, and physical and social development. Our emphasis is high quality education combined with the knowledge that God’s principles are the confirming basis for our action and understanding. The school’s goal is to reach the academic disciplines and independent study thoroughly. St. Mary School desires to send young people into the world who will be confident, devout Christian leaders. Loving God, the Church, family and our country are the primary concerns of our pilgrim fathers in the education of our children. Students at St. Mary School will be taught of our nation’s heritage, constitution and flag.
Teachers and Staff members function as role models for students. The professional preparation of the instructional staff is a part of the school’s testimony and its commitment to parents to provide quality instruction for its students. We offer large and well equipped classrooms but we keep class sizes small in order to provide personal attention to each child. St. Mary School has the responsibility to provide the best education possible. As Christian educators, we desire to teach each student to accept individual responsibility to God for their actions and to challenge them to glorify God in every facet of the child’s life.

Admission Policy and Procedures

Registration is based on the available spaces, the child’s age and how the child fits into the academic and social development at St. Mary School. Each parent/guardian must fill out and sign a completed Elementary Application of Admission with all appropriate attachments and forms by the first day of school.
A pre-admission conference will be scheduled with the director. This meeting will give the parent/ guardian and child the opportunity to get acquainted with St. Mary School, the goals, philosophy, and policies of the program. It will also give Director of St. Mary School the opportunity to know the child and parent/guardian better.

Hours of Operation

Saint Mary School is open Monday  to Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Statement of faith

The Holy Bible is God’s inspired Word. We proclaim the Holy Trinity (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit) in One Godhead. We believe that Christ is the Only Begotten Son of God. We believe that Christ came to the world, took flesh, was crucified, died on the cross, resurrected and ascended to Heaven. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. We believe that salvation is by God’s grace and that one’s faith should result in Christian faith and works.

We believe that the early school years play an important role in one’s life. Our goal is to provide a Christian environment with a strong academic foundation for our children. We believe that Christians should be imitators for Christ, hence providing Christian education and environment will greatly help to achieve this goal. We believe that love is the greatest commandment and the best way to teach it is to provide it for the little children, while providing best teaching practices.

Student Goals of Understanding

  1. The Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God, thus developing attitudes of love and respect toward it
  2. The basic doctrine of the Bible
  3. To teach Biblical character qualities and provide opportunities for the student to demonstrate these qualities
  4. To teach the student to treat everyone with love and respect as unique individuals created in God’s image
  5. To teach the student how to become a contributing member of society by realizing his/her needs to serve others
  6. Creative thinking and educational building blocks prepare them for the future.
  7. To teach the student physical fitness, good healthy habits, and wise use of the body as a Temple of God