217 S. 4th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 | ph: 910.762.5491 x140

The St. Mary Catholic School

St. Mary Catholic School is dedicated to a total education program in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Simply stated, our school philosophy is that every facet of life is important: Spiritual, Physical, Educational, and Emotional.

The faculty and staff strive to instill Christian values so that each student becomes a force of good in God’s world. At the same time, the educational program leads and encourages students to develop their intellect to its full potential.

St. Mary Catholic School’s graduates are prepared to enroll in the honors courses offered by area high schools. The school’s emphasis is on preparing students to be independent learners who maintain high academic achievements and standards throughout their high school and college years.

St. Mary Catholic School is  first Catholic school in North Carolina. The school was established in 1869.

As 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.



Lytia Reese

Superintendent of Schools

Catholic Diocese of Raleigh


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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

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

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

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

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