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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Diocese of Knoxville Catholic Schools Preparing Scholars, Leaders, & Saints

July 29, 2022

Dear Catholic School Communities,

To our returning faculty and families, I joyfully welcome you back from what, I hope, was a fantastic summer. With great enthusiasm, I also offer the most heartfelt welcome to those joining us for the first time. As we begin this school year, let me thank you, our beloved Catholic school families, pastors, teachers, and faculty members, for your commitment to our Catholic schools and embracing the mission to lead our students to become scholars, leaders, and saints!

The trust you have placed in our schools by choosing to be a part of our communities is certainly not lost on me. We strive to provide each of you with an encounter with Christ through environments permeated with His love. It is through these loving environments that each child will grow and learn. While the gift of education is special, the gift of a faith education is truly life changing. Our children are growing-up in socially and culturally challenging times. From decades of data, we know that children who are provided a faith-based environment are more likely to practice the faith as adults and instill the same faith in their own children. Our graduates, with their foundation in Catholic school education, have provided a rich legacy of talent, service, and civic responsibility within their communities.

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