St. Mary's High School exists to educate students in the Catholic tradition to be responsible, moral, critical thinkers and leaders who are well prepared for college and life.
St. Mary’s High School endeavors to form students with a foundation of faith by which they are truly made free to seek truth and live joyful, fulfilled lives in becoming who God made them to be. Informed by reason and virtue, we joyfully witness to all that is good, beautiful, and true in the world and reflect the light of Christ in our day. We encourage our students to contemplate the big questions like "Who Am I?" and "Why Am I Here?" so as to foster a personal encounter with Christ that expands for a lifetime.
The definition of key terms in our mission statement clarifies the founding principles and core beliefs of our school.
St. Mary’s exists to:
Academic excellence is a key part of our strategic goal to provide an exceptional academic environment for each student while ensuring the highest level of faculty and staff success. Knowledge enlightens our human perspective, allowing us to see God in creation—in action in our daily lives. God delights in His creation—“God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:10)
St. Mary’s aligns its curriculum with the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (NSBECS). These standards and benchmarks were drafted by a national task force of Catholic school educators and supporters, in communication with the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). The NSBECS acknowledge Catholic identity and culture as vital to the mission of Catholic education. The benchmarks were developed to articulate nationally defined characteristics and performance goals as well as academic excellence. (NSBECS Standards 7, 8, and 9).
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Rooted in the Catholic tradition, St. Mary's High School looks to the future as we educate the next generation of moral, responsible leaders. Partnering with parents to educate the whole student, St. Mary's academics meet students where they are while challenging them to become critical thinkers. Strong academics combined with four years of theology, weekly Mass, and community service help inform and shape students spiritually. Athletics, clubs, and activities give students opportunities to grow as leaders and teammates.
We strive to provide a culture of integral formation for our students to produce virtuous men and women of.....
St. Mary’s High School was founded to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ rooted in the tradition of the Catholic Church and Sacred Scripture. For this reason, we are committed to presenting Catholic moral teaching with fidelity, and we firmly adhere to our mission in all school endeavors.
All St. Mary’s students and staff are required to take part in certain Catholic traditions and attend various Catholic events, including the weekly all-school Mass. Fundamental principles of morality can be found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church ("CCC"). Examples include:
These examples are not intended to be an exhaustive list; rather, they are given as particularly relevant illustrations of our beliefs. Under the guidance of the bishop of the Diocese of Colorado Springs -- our president, principal, faculty, and staff are responsible for faithfully safeguarding and transmitting the truth, goodness, and beauty of the Catholic faith.