About Us

St. Mary School provides a balance of quality religious education and opportunities for all students in PreSchool, PreKindergarten, Kindergarten, and Grades 1 through 6.

These learning experiences include:

  • Daily religion classes
  • Paired student interaction throughout the school year
  • Direct living faith experiences
  • Weekly liturgy planning and participation
  • Sacramental and prayer experiences
  • Tuition Assistance available at the diocesan and parish level
  • Federal hot lunch program, with free and reduced lunch available
  • Standardized testing
  • Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences twice a year
  • AEA services in areas of speech and language development, hearing, occupational and physical therapy, school psychologist and social worker
  • Integrated Talented and Gifted Program
  • Band for Grades 5 and 6 with Humboldt Schools
  • Christmas and spring music programs
  • Use of interactive boards, laptops, iPads, computer and technology lab, and internet access in all classrooms along with use of a library and medica center
  • Title I reading program
  • Invent Iowa
  • Science Fair
  • Wax Museum
  • Modern Woodmen Civic Oration Contest
  • Local, state and national essay contests
  • Field trips integrated with Iowa standards and benchmarks
  • Community projects serving the local food pantry and care centers, and providing for individuals and families with specific needs
  • Global services including ministry and charity fundraising along with Operation Christmas Child
  • Curriculum reviewed and updated annually
  • Current textbooks with annual curriculum study and selection
  • Excellent teacher-student ratio, averaging 1 teacher to 18 students
  • Learning program: Religion, literacy, language, handwriting, spelling, phonics, Spanish, science, health, social studies, mathematics, computer, music, art, guidance, physical education
  • Association with the Humboldt Community School District in areas of school bus transportation, band, textbook loan funds and Title programs
  • Iowa Core provides guidance for teachers in delivering challenging and meaningful instructional content
  • Parish School Board
  • Early Childhood Planning Committee
  • School Improvement Committee
  • Community, parent and nurse volunteers
  • Diocesan services, including staff development, religious education, and academic guidelines
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