Principal's Message

Joan Barry, principal

I want to invite you to take a few moments to visit the St Mary School Website and learn what makes St Mary’s special.

As part of this remarkable school community, I enjoy coming to school each day and feel very blessed to be the school’s leader. Working with the teachers, parents, students, staff, and parish community we have built a school that combines high academic standards with the strong spiritual foundation of a Catholic education.

St Mary’s has a proud history of success. The school opened its doors in 1961, and in the ensuing fifty one years it has strengthened its academic and religious programs, providing a well rounded curriculum that addresses the spiritual, moral, educational, physical, and social development of all our students.

As a Catholic school, prayer is an integral part of our daily life.  Each day we discuss values and help our students become better prepared to make critical life decisions and meet the challenges of today’s world. We work with our students to guide them in living their faith and engage them through active participation in relevant community service projects.  

We are blessed with an outstanding, highly qualified teaching staff. Our teachers are caring professionals who provide solid instruction that integrates technology within their curriculum to enhance learning at all grade levels.  

We are proud that St Mary School is a community where students are thriving and happy, families are committed and engaged, and our staff displays a love of teaching each day.  We are truly a joyful place where love of learning is combined with our higher commitment to our faith and community.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your interest in St Mary School.

Peace and blessings,

Joan T. Barry


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Phone 508-842-1601
FAX    508-845-1535

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St. Mary School
16 Summer Street
Shrewsbury, MA  01545

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