“I went to St. Mary’s as a child.  I thought we’d consider it because I want my boys to be raised Catholic as I was, but I had no idea how much the school had changed (it was fine when I went there but it blew me away when I came back!).  When we went to the open house it felt like coming home. All the children we met were so polite and seemed happy and comfortable. Of course the adults were too! But seeing all of the opportunities for the kids both in and out of the classroom, and seeing how happy and well-spoken they all were, sealed the deal for us.”

“St Mary’s felt like “home” to me. The same way I felt when I chose my college. I love the respect I saw in all the classrooms I visited.”

“Our child’s excitement about being there when we visited. Safety, security and the caring environment.”

“The staff, curriculum, class size, and being of the Catholic faith all contributed to our decision to enroll our son in St. Mary’s.”

“Prior to our daughter coming to SMS, she viewed learning more as a chore, not something to be enjoyed.  It has been a joy to watch her open up and drink in her learning.”

Scott Keyl:  I have three children currently attending St. Mary’s School.  My wife and I joined the Catholic church almost ten years ago and made a commitment to send our boys to private school to ensure that they would have the best educational environment during their developmental years.  Because our boys are very active on sports teams with children from other schools, I see how my boy’s strong sense of moral character has been a strong part of the education they have received at St. Mary’s.  We have seen evidence of this in the character development of our three children in their compassion, love, and respect for others.  Catholic education provides excellent academics, surrounded by a strong faith formation and steeped in unparalleled traditions.  It is important to me that St. Mary’s emerge as a leader in education instead of “Jackson’s best kept secret”.

Dr. John White: St. Mary’s is blessed with young men and women of courtesy, kindness, and school spirit.  I am highly impressed with how they all seem to help each other out!  I’m proud to be a part of this great group!

Rebecca Hobbs Casey: Kim, I wanted to commend you and especially your 3K teacher on a very impressive open house this morning! She was more than willing to take her time and answer ALL of my questions! It brought back many fond memories walking the halls of St. Mary’s this morning. Thoughts and feelings of accomplishments, being pushed to do more than I thought I could, life-long friendships, and a deeply rooted faith that I still hold dear today. Thank you again for such a wonderful opportunity!                                                   

Amy Jones: “We visited every private school in Jackson.  At St. Mary’s, there was such a peaceful feeling when we visited the school.  Everyone has been so friendly and genuinely helpful in every interaction, from the first phone call of inquiry to today.  Also the families that we knew who already had children at St. Mary’s are wonderful people.”

Jennifer:  Thank you so much!  It is nice to know that we have put our daughter in an environment with such caring people.  Every day we are amazed with St. Mary’s and the staff.  God has truly sent us to the right place!