We seek families who appreciate the benefit of a challenging, Christ-centered education.

What makes a St. Mary’s Education Different?

St. Mary’s School offers an innovative pre-school through 8th grade education that integrates arts, math, and science. Small class settings foster a culture of joy, support, and excellence. Skilled teachers engage each child in an academically challenging environment that promotes imagination, exploration, growth, and achievement.

Principal's Welcome

Dear Prospective Families,

Welcome to St. Mary’s Catholic School. We believe our school to be a place where we create a faith-filled, learning community that nurtures each child.

Our vision statement emphasizes that every child is a gift from God. St. Mary’s School understands parents need support as the primary educators of their children. As such, our school day revolves around prayer and a rigorous academic curriculum. Your child’s day includes religion classes, a weekly Mass as well as classes in art, music, physical education, and technology.

Our students’ success demonstrates our love for God and learning. Every week, they help lead Mass and, in fact, many become leaders in our parish. Their service projects reach beyond our walls into the community. Our students also place well at the regional science fair and math competitions. They have won statewide recognition for their achievements on college-level entry exams as well as poetry and history-essay contests.

The St. Mary’s School community began over 100 years ago in 1911 when a group of Religious Sisters came to Johnson City to create the school. In 1990, we moved from downtown Johnson City to our present location on East Lakeview Drive. We are certified by the state of Tennessee’s Department of Education and accredited by AdvanceED, a non-profit and non-partisan accrediting agency. We operate as one of the 10 schools in the Diocese of Knoxville. We welcome students of all faiths to our student body..

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