Welcome to St. Mary's School!! St. Mary's is committed to providing a positive, challenging, academic oriented learning environment for all students. Our caring staff works together to provide a high quality educational experience in a nurturing and safe environment. We believe the children are the most important people at St. Mary's.
St. Mary's is a family school where the interests and values are shared by staff, parents, and students. We are proud of our P.E.A.C.E (Polite, Example, Attitude, Compassion, and Effort) program. The program encourages students to live as responsible, Christian members of society and our faith community. Our TeacherEase program is a valuable tool to chart and monitor students' progress. We have two computer labs and computers in the classrooms that keep our students in touch with the latest in technology.
In the coming year, St. Mary's will be celebrating 100 years of Putting Faith in Children!! Over the years, we have been proud of our students and their many accomplishments. Most of all, we are proud of our students and graduates for the ways they serve the Sterling/Rock Falls communities demonstrating their Christian beliefs formed in the Catholic faith and tradition.
St Mary's School has been an integral part of the Sterling area since it was established in 1912. There have been many changes over the years, culminating with the construction of the current facility in 1997. Students from Saint Mary's Parish and Sacred Heart Parish attend the school as well as students from other denominations.
The integration of religious truth and values with the rest of life is brought about in the Catholic School, not only by its curriculum, but more importantly, by the presence of teachers who express this integrated approach to learning and living in their professional and private lives.
.....TO TEACH AS JESUS DID