At Santa Maria Catholic School, we are dedicated to nurturing children academically, physically and spiritually through our faith-based curriculum and caring Catholic environment.
Among the many programs and services offered at Santa Maria Catholic School are: Vocal and Instrumental Music, French as a Second Language (FSL), English as a Second Language (ESL), Special Education Program, Multiple Exceptionality Class, Computer Lab, After-school Intermediate Numeracy Program, Guidance, Choir, Junior and Intermediate W5H teams, and many sports activities such as volleyball, soccer and track and field.
We also offer monthly assemblies showcasing the Virtues of the Month, Christmas and Spring Concerts, Bonhomme Carnaval, a homework club, and a Multicultural Night in May.
We offer a Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten Program. Four and five year old students play and learn within the same hours as the rest of the students in the school. We also have a Nutrition program which provides healthy meals for students, including dairy products, fruits, vegetables and whole grain products.
Programs we offer include:
English as a second language and remedial instruction.
Special education and learning disability classes.
Portuguese classes after school.
Portuguese and Spanish classes on Saturday mornings.
Our curriculum initiatives include:
Monthly assemblies showcasing learning in the classrooms.
Artists in the schools.
Christmas and Spring Concerts.
The school community has a unique role in the life of the child, distinct from that of the home and parish. It is equipped to reinforce the child in the world of learning. The school provides a community in which the child continues to learn to pray. It provides an opportunity for the youth to encounter God in the discoveries of the human mind and integrate faith and learning. The school is capable of showing relationships between the academics and almighty God. Every discovery made by the child in school is the discovery of God.
Santa Maria Catholic School is named in honour of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. The name Santa Maria comes from the Latin “Sancta Maria”, or “Holy Mary”, which is part of an ancient prayer, the “Hail Mary".
A special devotion to Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is part of the core of Catholic doctrine and practice. The Bible and the church teach that Jesus would be born only through the cooperation of Mary. As well, at the end of his life, when Jesus was dying on the cross, he asked Mary to be the mother of the apostle John, and in his person, of all humanity.