Award Year: 2016

St. Mary School

9 South Jefferson Street
Alexandria, KY, 41001-1398

(859) 635-9539

Mr. Matt Grosser, Principal at time of Nomination

Diocese of Covington

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St. Mary School encourages students to learn, lead, and serve by embracing the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 95%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
St. Mary's school motto is Learn, Lead, and Serve.

St. Mary's school motto is "Learn, Lead, and Serve."

St. Mary School is a member school of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington, Kentucky. It serves the suburban community of Alexandria, Kentucky. The school's motto is "Learn, Lead, and Serve." Students and staff members work together each day to put Christ's love into action in their commitment to faith, respect for others, and love of learning.
The success of the school is evident in a growing student population. The enrollment at St. Mary has grown by over 35% over the last five years. Administration and staff members place a great deal of emphasis on making connections with potential new families and providing guidance and support when parents enroll their children.

Academic progress is maximized as a result of key factors such as teacher collaboration, systematic assessment, and strategic intervention. These elements are apparent in daily classroom instruction, as well as in the school's Intervention Block program. Intervention Block is a skill-based class period designed to provide instruction in reading and mathematics that is customized to each student's achievement level. St. Mary offers a variety of opportunities in and out of the classroom that students and parents would expect from a large school. However, the tight-knit and engaged community make St. Mary feel like a small school. Staff members work as a team with each other and with families. Students know that their school is a place where they are safe and welcome, and where people know who they are and what they need to succeed.