As a Christian educational community, we accept and emphasize the Catholic faith. We believe that each person is created by God to honor and serve Him. We believe that Jesus’ message is to love. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we accept the call to live and teach as Jesus did.
As an educational community, we believe that each individual is a unique and valuable person who learns through his/her experiences. We provide opportunities, both in and out of the classroom, that help each individual achieve academic excellence and full potential in life.
As a community, we believe that people have a responsibility to each other; that in realizing and accepting our talents and limitations, we are able to work together in a loving and giving community to bring a fuller and richer meaning to life.
The mission of St. Mary’s High School is the formation of the Christian leaders of tomorrow using a curriculum designed to challenge the intellect, and form the student’s character by giving witness to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Each St. Mary’s graduate is prepared with the background and skills to be a faithful disciple of Christ, a productive learner, an effective communicator, and a responsible citizen.
As a Catholic School, we believe that our commitment to diversity is an ongoing process dedicated to achieving fairness and justice in our school community.
Since a component of a quality education is to prepare students for the multicultural world in which they live, we encourage each other to value alternative viewpoints and be sensitive to the life experiences, feelings, hopes, and challenges of others. It is our intention to empower individuals and discourage stereotypes and prejudices. Recognizing that our differences give us opportunities for understanding, St. Mary’s High School strives to promote respect, acceptance, and sensitivity to all.
Bonitatem et disciplinam et scientiam doce me. (Teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge.)
St. Mary’s High School is the prominent Catholic, co-ed college preparatory school in Western New York; a beacon of faith, excellence, achievement and inspiration.