Academics

Overview | Quality academic programs from Early Childhood through Grade 8.

St. Mary’s Institute is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges. Our academic program, early childhood through grade eight, complies with the New York State Department of Education and Board of Regents directives. Students at the middle school level are offered Honors programs in math and English, as well as preparation for Regent-level Spanish II. For those students who have learning difficulties, we have an on-site classroom for remedial instruction given by a certified teacher. Teachers are available for extra help to any student during the school day, or lunch, or after school as needed. The close-knit bond of family and faculty at St. Mary’s Institute provides the students with an environment centered on quality learning.


Early Childhood | A strong foundation makes for a successful education.

Early ChildhoodSt. Mary’s is a home away from home for all of its students. Early Childhood is a great start for children to get acquainted to an academic setting with full-day or half-day offerings. In the Early Childhood classroom, we introduce students to academics through circle time, group and individual projects, structured and free play. Our students also attend music, art, library, computer and physical education classes. St. Mary’s Early Childhood program promotes key developmental abilities that fortify each child into a well-rounded student. Through a school setting, each child will learn valuable social skills through play, as well as an educational foundation through a set curriculum. For your convenience, before and after school care are available everyday or simply when you need it.

Full-day (7:45am to 2:00pm) and half-day (7:45am to 10:30am) programs are available five days a week. Free before-school care is available starting at 7:15am. After-school care is available for a nominal fee until 5:30pm.

3-Year-Old Program: Children must be toilet trained and 3 years of age by December 1.

To enroll, please provide copies of your child's birth certificate, immunization records, and baptismal certificate, if applicable. A non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration. Click here to complete the required forms in advance of your appointment.

Pre-Kindergarten: Children entering the 4-year-old pre-kindergarten program must be 4 years of age by December 1.


Primary Grades K-5

PrimaryAt St. Mary’s Institute, the primary grades work toward developing motivated, confident, and independent students. Each year, we build upon the previous year’s learning with a well-planned curriculum. Our teachers work together to develop and implement a personalized, well-rounded course of study. We believe that, “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

Kindergarten: Children entering kindergarten must be 5 years of age by December 1.


Middle School 6-8

Middle SchoolSt. Mary’s has five core teachers who function as part of a whole. Together, they work collaboratively to mold a healthy, successful, Christian student. All core content areas are enmeshed; therefore, social studies could be learning about the American Civil War while the literature class is researching and designing a Civil War newspaper. Science could be incubating chicken eggs, while charting of the incubation/hatching is graphed on a frequency table in mathematics.

WESS Award: Work Ethics for Scholastic Success is encouraged and acknowledged at St. Mary’s. Near graduation, eighth grade students are selected as potential recipients of this award. The rubric for this award guarantees that the recipient(s) met numerous areas of success. The fruition of this award is evidenced when WESS recipients achieve the Principal’s List at the local, public or the out-of-town, private high school.

 

Overview

Early Childhood

Primary Grades K-5

Middle School 6-8

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TO ENROLL

Please provide the following:
1. Copy of child's birth certificate
2. Immunization records
3. Baptismal certificate (if applicable)
4. Copy of most recent report card (for children entering grades 1-8)
A non-refundable registration fee is due at registration.
Call us to schedule an appointment to complete additional paperwork.

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OUR SUCCESSES

100% of our honors math students achieved mastery on the NYS Integrated Algebra Regents since its inception. ment to complete additional paperwork.

In 2010 and 2011, 100% of our graduates met or exceeded the NYS basic and proficiency standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

In 2014, two area high school valedictorians were graduates of SMI.

A TYPICAL DAY

Our school day begins at 7:45am and ends at 2:00pm.

Free before-school care is available starting at 7:15am.

After-school care is available for a nominal fee until 5:30pm.