Award Year: 2021

Saint Mary Elementary School

40 Spring Mount Road
Schwenksville, PA, 19473-1739

(610) 287-7757

Mr. Philip E. Repko, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

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Mission

St. Mary's Catholic School promotes Catholic identity through the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, empowering students to become capable, lifelong learners motivated by their relationship with Jesus Christ Our Savior.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 93%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
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2020 Kindergarten students perform at their graduation celebration.

2020 Kindergarten students perform at their graduation celebration.

Founded in 1961, Saint Mary Catholic School is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Historically, Saint Mary's has been set in a community where blue- and white-collar families have rallied around a collective pursuit of academic excellence, shared faith, and community kindness. The graduates and families of Saint Mary's seem to maintain a consistent adherence to the motto of One Family, One Faith, One Spirit.

Set about 30 miles from Philadelphia, the students at Saint Mary have produced exceptional scholastic achievement, with the 2020 8th grade class boasting three Neumann Scholars - the only Archdiocesan school to do so. This achievement bestows prestige upon the school on behalf of these graduates, and also earns them a lucrative four-year scholarship to an Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic high school.

Saint Mary Catholic School has also committed to celebrating their Catholic identity in myriad ways. Students maintain a spirit of pride and fidelity through a daily recitation that "Christians practice kindness and courtesy to foster respect." Moreover, the school has worked closely with the parish to emphasize performing arts endeavors, such as the annual Christmas Pageant, Living Stations, and the Live Rosary.

Finally, Saint Mary's has been committed to developing the whole child, with school support of a slate of CYO activities, as well as a more recent adoption of 1:1 technology program featuring Chromebooks for grades 3-8, and iPads for grades K-2. Agnus Dei Academy serves the PK3 and PK4 age group, with flexible and accommodating scheduling for families who desire a faith-based program.