Bishop John’s statement on the Common Core: “After much consideration, the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Marquette will not adapt or adopt the Common Core State Standards which were developed for the public school system. That said, we acknowledge that there is a base of adequate secular material in the Common Core State Standards that faith-based schools could reference as part of their educational programming. While we respectfully understand that other private and Catholic schools may discern to adapt or adopt the standards for these and other reasons, we do not believe that such actions would benefit the mission, Catholic identity or academic excellence of our schools.”
St. Mary’s School is a PreK-8 school. We offer instruction in all core academic subjects as well as religion, art, music, and physical education. At this time, we are transitioning to a Catholic Liberal Arts curriculum. For more information please view the Diocese of Marquette Foundation Document: DoM Foundation Document.
Students in grades Preschool and Kindergarten are taught Spanish at St. Mary’s School; Spanish is optional in grades 7th and 8th. Students in 1st through 6th grade are taught Latin: Latin is optional in grades 7th and 8th.
St. Mary’s School has a band for students in grades 4th through 6th. 7th and 8th graders have an opportunity to take band at the local middle school through the shared-time program.