Mission & Philosophy
St. Mary's Catholic School is proud to be accredited by the The Oklahoma Private School Accreditation Commission (OPSAC) under the Oklahoma Conference of Catholic Schools Accreditation Association (OCCSAA). To learn more about OCCSAA, please visit www.archokc.org/catholic-school-office/accreditation. The school is also an active member of the National Catholic Education Association.
St. Mary’s Catholic School’s mission is to teach children to achieve academic excellence and to know, love, and serve God by serving others.
"First and foremost every Catholic educational institution is a place to encounter the living God who in Jesus Christ reveals his transforming love and truth." - Pope Benedict XVI
St. Mary’s students are:
Trustworthy citizens, with
Moral values, who are
Respectful, reliable and resourceful
Young people, guided by the Catholic faith to
Serve God and others.
St. Mary’s School endorses the call of the Catholic Bishops of the United States to express its educational ministry through the objectives of personal spirituality, social justice, and a strong academic program in accord with the Curriculum Guide for Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. St. Mary’s works closely with each child’s family in helping the student become an involved and mature follower of Jesus; Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children (CCC2223). Particularly, St. Mary’s faculty partner with parents to:
Develop the total Christian personality by instilling in the students a respect for life and reverence for Christian living.
Develop within the school a strong religious education program based on Catholic Theology, Scripture, Liturgical experience, and service so that each child will grow and develop in the Christian way of life.
Facilitate the intellectual, social, and physical development of each child through a variety of instructional methods such as small and large group instruction, departmental classes, and other tools for basic knowledge and formation.
Aid students in evaluation of their own capabilities and vocational possibilities.
It is the consensus of the faculty that every human being has a right to pursue knowledge corresponding with his/her dignity and God-given ability, regardless of background or sex. In the early years, education is often of the utmost importance because through education and guidance the children of today become the Catholic citizens of tomorrow.
Knights of St. Mary's Creed
I am an intelligent and faithful Knight of St. Mary’s Catholic School.
Through the grace of God:
I will practice prudence, so I may always make good decisions.
I will practice fortitude, so I may have the courage to choose and
stand up for what is right.
I will practice temperance, so I may always control my own words and actions.
I will practice justice, so I may be a person who always treats myself and others fairly and with respect.
I will live my life in faith, hope and charity, always loving God with all my heart, soul, strength, and mind, and my neighbor as myself…
So that, by the grace of God, may I be perfect as my Heavenly Father is perfect!