Award Year: 2013

St. Mary's Elementary School

111 Duke of Gloucester St
Annapolis, MD, 21401-2599

(410) 263-2869

Rebecca Zimmerman, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Baltimore

School Website


St. Mary's Elementary School is a coeducational Catholic Parish school. Through spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social guidance we strive to develop lifelong learners.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 93%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

St. Mary’s is highly regarded as a leader in educational practice and design and has been recognized with AdvancED certification. With a robust and innovative curricular program shepherded by an experienced and dedicated faculty, every child’s unique path to academic, spiritual and personal growth is celebrated. A significant emphasis is placed on differentiated instruction and technology integration, so that students of all learning modalities can achieve academic success.

Technology is paramount to instruction, as all classrooms are equipped with Ipads, SmartBoards and student laptops. Equally important, teachers have committed to a rigorous and comprehensive training program to assure their proper and appropriate integration within the classroom.

As a campus situated in downtown Annapolis, St. Mary’s serves students from the greater Washington D.C. area as well as Maryland’s Eastern Shore. More than 90% of families are members of the parish, allowing for a small community feel. Annual events such as the Parish Picnic, Fall Festival, Blue and White Day, the Great American Picnic, and the Christ
Child Wrapping Party all contribute to this hearty sense of community.

St. Mary’s has graduated tens of thousands of alumni, many of whom return to our community as faculty, parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents. The traditions set forth by the Redemptorist Priests and wisdom imparted by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, have lead to St. Mary’s blazing into its fourth half century with much celebration and promise. With so many accomplishments, awards and accolades, combined with 150 years of service to the community, St. Mary’s
Elementary School is worthy of Blue Ribbon status through its steadfast commitment to
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