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

Welcome to St. Mary's School!

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We are first and foremost a Catholic school rooted in fostering a strong Catholic faith and academic excellence.

Since 1911, with parish support, St. Mary's School has been providing an excellent Catholic education not only to the children of Johnson City but children from all over the surrounding counties. All students, regardless of race, religion or economic situation, are welcome to become part of our school family. Upon entering St. Mary's School, one experiences a Christ-centered environment. Our campus sits right alongside St. Mary's Catholic Church. It is truly a blessing to have our Parish and Parish community so close to help foster our students' faith formation.

St. Mary's School offers a curriculum that fosters the growth of the whole-child: academically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We are blessed to offer classroom environments that allow students to be seen, heard, and appreciated. Our students and their families become a part of our school family. We feel truly invested in each child's growth and development, both academically and spiritually.

As we continue growing our school family, our focus is diligently set on providing the very best overall classroom environment possible. Our teaching staff are certified professional educators that continuously strive to seek the full potential of each individual student. We follow the current state standards as well as educational standards set forth by the Diocese of Knoxville. In addition to a strong educational foundation, St. Mary's School offers opportunities for student enrichment through clubs, sports, and an after-school Educational Enhancement Program. A preschool is available to our youngest students. The After-Care Program provides childcare for working parents after school hours.

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Dear St. Mary’s School Family,

Recent events have certainly reminded us that we never know what tomorrow will bring. They have also served to remind us that challenges can be better met through a community of faith. Thank you for always helping us celebrate our successes. Thank you for always helping us navigate our challenges.

We are grateful for the faith you have demonstrated in the faculty and staff of St. Mary’s School and look forward to the beginning of a new school year with you. Please know that, in faith, we are committed to being the best we can be for the children in our lives, the children in your lives, and for you. We do that, of course, “anchored in love”. We want that to be more than just a saying and we hope that our daily actions are reflections of that. Through faith and love, our SMS provides a unique educational experience for all. Your continued involvement provides confidence that the best is yet to come.

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