Award Year: 2020

Saint Mary's Catholic School

101 Hampton Avenue
Greenville, SC, 29601-1928

(864) 271-3870

Mr. Steven Zimmerman, Principal at time of Nomination

Diocese of Charleston

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Mission

We invite our students to follow the Lord Jesus Christ as faithful disciples and prepare them for outstanding achievement in high school and later life.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 83%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 4%
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St Mary's fifth grade students working hard in class.

St Mary's fifth grade students working hard in class.

Established in 1900 and located in the heart of downtown Greenville, South Carolina, St Mary's Catholic School has been serving upstate families for over 120 years. Our rigorous curriculum provides a challenging and well-rounded education to students from K3 through 8th grade. Through our key pillars of tradition, virtue, and excellence, we focus on the whole child in his fully human and specifically Christian development

From our reverence for Sacred Tradition flows a commitment to educational methods founded on the dignity of the human person, the primary role of parents, and a sincere respect for those in authority. But "traditional" does not mean "old-fashioned;" our classrooms are equipped with cutting-edge technology, including a 1-to-1 Chromebook and Google Classroom program for the middle school grades.

A virtue is a strength, or a good habit, which allows one to choose and do what is true and good. Our teachers promote virtue in the classroom, and our students are held to a high standard of self-control, discipline, personal responsibility, patience, and charity. Many of our most important lessons do not involve the gradebook but instead center around the moral and personal development of our students.

Finally, we call our students to personal excellence: spiritual, academic, artistic, and athletic. All grade levels routinely excel in annual standardized testing, our athletic teams have won numerous state championships, our Jr Beta Club has produced several national champions, and more. We take great pride in the accomplishments of our students and celebrate them as a community.