The Mission of Aquinas and St. Mary’s Catholic Schools community is to provide a Christ-centered, learning environment to prepare students for future involvement in church, family and civic relationships.
In 1899, the doors of St. Mary’s Grade School opened for the first time. The first school was built on the corner of Fifth and I and had two classrooms and a music room. Ninety-five pupils enrolled for the first academic year. Four Sisters of Loretto staffed the school for 16 years.
In 1909, the school was moved to 5th and J. Building conversions and additions have been made to accommodate the growing number of students.
Today St. Mary’s Catholic School offers quality education to a student body of over 200 students, Pre-K to Fifth Grade. Administration of the school is under Father Sean Timmerman, Chief Administrative Officer, and Mrs. Sarah Zook, Principal. St. Mary’s faculty and staff members, including a Marian sister and an Adorers of the Blood of Christ sister, work together to create a Christ-centered atmosphere of academic and faith-filled learning.