Academics

At St. Mary of the Purification Catholic School we believe that every child brings something unique and inspiring to the school.  Our students excel in an environment that provides support in an interactive learning environment that promotes stimulating academic challenges in a small class environment.

We welcome students beginning in Pre-Kindergarten 3 through Grade 8.  Students work one-on-one with the teacher through individualize learning plans.  As part of the everyday curriculum, students study Religion, English Language Arts, Science/STEM, Math and Social Studies.  At all levels additional opportunities for learning through Spanish, Music, Art, Media (Library), Technology, Physical Education and off-campus field trips are incorporated.  Parents can be actively involved through the learning process through Google Classroom. Students in 1st through 8th grades are assigned a laptop to assist with online classes. SMP Return to Learning Plan (1)

In accordance with our Catholic beliefs, it is important for our students to continue to build a foundation for understanding their importance in God’s family. Through daily Religion classes and weekly Mass services, St. Mary’s students develop a sense of Christian community.

Quick Facts

  • Accredited through the  Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED)
  • Accredited through the American Montessori Society (AMS)
  • Utilizes the curriculum of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, which is based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
  • Offer extended day program
  • Small class sizes (1:11 student/teacher ratio)

Ancillary Programs

As a part of our commitment to educate the whole child St. Mary’s offers a complete complement of ancillary courses for all students.

  1. Music – Students participate in music classes once a week.
  2. Physical Education – Students attend P.E. classes once a week for students in Pre-K 3 through K and everyday for students in 1st through 8th.
  3. Media & Technology – To ensure our students are prepared for the changing world we ensure an understanding of the latest hardware and software through technology courses.  Each class also visits the library once each week.  Parents are welcome at the library each day and are encouraged to check out books they can share with their student at home.
  4. Art – Students attend art once a week and learn about the genre through various artist and their works.
  5. Spanish – Hola y bienvenido! All students participate in Spanish classes twice a week for Pre-K3 – Kinder and 3 times a week for 1st – 8th grades.