our heritage

For over 60 years, St. Mary’s School has been a nurturing place for children. It all started in 1951 when Rev. Francis A. Diehl, O.S.A. became Pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish. Recognizing the need for a school, they raised funds and built one. In 1953, with 230 students in grades K-5, St. Mary’s School opened its doors. The school was blessed by Bishop Gibbons. Initially run by the Sisters of Mercy, it saw its first graduates in 1957. As more students enrolled, the school expanded in the early 1960s under Fr. Frederick I. Ryan’s guidance.

Since then, the school has grown to include grades 6-8 and a pre-kindergarten program. Though the Sisters of Mercy no longer teach there, the school continues its tradition with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet and the Sisters of the Resurrection.