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The St. Mary Catholic School

St. Mary Catholic School is the first Catholic school in North Carolina. The school was established in 1869 and has been educating children continuously for 151 years making it the oldest Catholic school in North Carolina.

St. Mary Catholic School is dedicated to a comprehensive program for children in grades Pre-K through Eight. The mission of the St. Mary School is to ensure learning for all our students within the framework of Catholic Christian values. The faculty and staff are committed to offering each student the opportunity to develop their intellect and Catholic identity using exceptional learning techniques and the latest technology.

Through a continuous education at St. Mary Catholic School, graduates leave well-prepared to be independent learners who maintain high academic achievements and moral standards throughout their high school and college years.

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img_20171214_181754735-1024x576As a Catholic school in the Diocese of Raleigh, St. Mary Catholic School has a racially non-discriminatory policy for all students and admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students.

Our school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of their educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.


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Danielle Caldropol, St. Mary School Class of 2013, graduated from UNCW in December 2020 magna cum laude with

February 4, 2021

Catholic Schools Week – Alumni Moment

My name is David McConnell and I am an Alumni of the class of 2009. After years of

February 3, 2021

Catholic Schools Week – Alumni Moment

Kayla Fischer, SMS class of 2017, is a senior at Coastal Christian High School.  She has decided to

February 2, 2021

Catholic Schools Week – Alumni Moment

My name is Phoebe Orr (maiden name Kot).  I am a 2006 graduate of St. Mary School

February 1, 2021
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