Student Support Services at St. Mary’s are provided to assist students in reaching their full developmental and academic potential. The individual needs and learning style of each boy is considered while acknowledging that boys learn at different rates and in different ways. Our goal is to ensure that each student has equal access to the curriculum in a caring, supportive environment. Every student is encouraged to be a creative and critical thinker as a member of the school and the global community. Our teachers maintain a school environment that values all learners and fosters academic success. Student Support Services personnel work in collaboration to serve the whole school community.
Academic support classes provide mainstream curriculum reinforcement for 9th and 10th graders.
St. Mary’s does not have the facilities to serve children who have serious learning, emotional or physical disabilities, and all students are enrolled in mainstream classes. Students must be able to learn in the mainstream classes with a minimum of special assistance.
The St. Mary’s ELL program aims to enable students whose first language is not English to overcome language-related difficulties while also supporting their academic and social development. The goal is to assist the students’ full integration into the mainstream classes. ELL classes are offered for students in grades 1–8.
The St. Mary’s campus minister is available for spiritual counseling to school community members of all religious denominations. As a Roman Catholic priest, he presides over school prayer services and Masses, as well as celebrating Eucharist each weekday and Sunday with the worshipping community of St. Mary’s Chapel. The campus minister provides sacramental preparation such as the First Communion, Confirmation, Matrimony, Reconciliation and Baptism. Spiritual assistance is also offered at non-denominational services such as memorial services and funerals.