St. Mary’s School
Welcome to St. Mary’s School. St. Mary’s, located in Bryantown, MD, provides a traditional Roman Catholic education for children in Pre-K-3 through eighth grade. We are Cognia Accredited and offer a challenging curriculum in a Christ-centered, caring, safe and secure environment. Our staff is certified, experienced and dedicated to the students. We believe each child is unique and an expression of God’s love. At St. Mary’s you are always welcome. For more information or to schedule a tour, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email Principal Catherine Silverstone email@example.com
The history of St. Mary’s School dates back to September 1915 when five Sisters from the Sisters of Notre Dame opened the school’s doors. This year we are celebrating our 108th year of Catholic Education. Originally, the school was made up of two buildings — a school for white children and a Colored School. During the first year, 104 students attended the school for white children and 96 students attended the Colored School.
The cost of tuition was $20 a year, but no one who wanted to attend was turned away.
In 1921, a senior high school for the white children was added and the first class graduated in 1924, although the high school was not officially accredited until 1925. A boarding school was also established in 1921 and functioned until 1931.
More than 50 years after first opening its doors, the parish announced that the 51-year-old school would close in June 1967 because the building had become architecturally unsound. In November of 1967, due to the hard work and dedication of parish members, a new $1 million educational complex opened. It included an elementary school, convent and parish hall.
The church and school later built a Color School Memorial on the grounds. The memorial was dedicated on September 20, 1998.
Today, St. Mary’s School continues the work of the dedicated Sisters who arrived in 1915. Our teachers help all students, prekindergarten through eighth grade, excel spiritually and academically.
St. Mary’s School is accredited by Cognia. The diverse student population is inclusive of all races, religions and social economic status.
Are your teachers certified?
The Archdiocese of Washington, DC has mandated that all teachers will be certified to teach within three (3) years of their date of hire. St. Mary’s is proud to have certified, experienced and dedicated teachers on our faculty. Staff is always engaged in professional development. We also have several teachers who hold Masters degrees in education.
What grade levels are offered at St. Mary’s School?
St. Mary’s is a Pre-K-3 through 8th grade school. We offer a comprehensive and challenging curriculum. In addition to the core content courses, we offer Religion, Art, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, Computer Technology and Media Curriculum. We also have Accelerated Reading and Math which is available to all of our students using our mobile iPad and laptop lab as well as our up-to-date computer lab. We also offer instrumental band, drama, Destination Imagination (DI), SeaPerch, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs. We offer a sports program in volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball, and track along with the other Catholic schools in the area. We have been providing an excellent, Catholic education for 100 years to the students of Bryantown and surrounding areas.
How can I contact the school?
Our school e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Our phone number is (301) 932-6883 or (301) 843-3387
Where Is St. Mary’s School located?
St. Mary’s is located at 13735 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, MD 20617. We are off of Oliver Shop Road, across from T.C. Martin Elementary School.