St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School (StMM) is a community that proclaims the gospel by our dedication to quality instruction while fostering our commitment to the needs of others. Our mission is carried out in a variety of ways that allow our students the opportunity to worship, learn in a God-centered environment, and care for the needs of others while fostering the total spiritual development of each child.
In addition to our grade-level religion curriculum, each day begins with a Morning Prayer. On a rotating basis throughout the year, individual classrooms participate in daily Chapel Mass and our middle schoolers spend time in Adoration. Additionally, school-wide liturgy is celebrated on Thursdays and Holy Days throughout the year, and our school day ends with a closing prayer.
StMM students celebrate a variety of special prayer services throughout the year. October is the month of the Holy Rosary; each classroom prays a decade of the Rosary each school morning in October. During Advent, we gather as a school community in the church to light the Advent candles and anticipate Christ’s coming. Catholic Schools Week is also a week to reflect on our Catholic faith with prayer, special events and fun! During the holy season of Lent we gather as a school community on Friday mornings to reverently pray the Stations of the Cross. We celebrate Palm Sunday with a school wide procession. Our 5th grade class enacts the Living Stations on Holy Thursday. A beautiful May Crowning Service in the beginning of the month honors Mary, as well as individual class visits to Mary’s statue to present flowers.
Students in PK-2nd grade attend Catechesis of the Good Shepard in small groups. Lead by one of our Church staff members, this Montessori-style approach to the parable of the Good Shepard is a calm, child-centered environment.
StMM middle school students lead our campus in service. Our students serve as student ambassadors to new families, and prayer buddies to younger students. They lead the CPO Food Drive in the fall and spring. In December, middle school students visit lower grades to help with Santa’s Secret Workshop.
Throughout the year, our middle school students lead and serve liturgically as altar servers, lectors and ushers. In our community outreach and ministry, students leave campus and volunteer in areas such as food banks, senior care and various other ministries.