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Profile of Our Graduate

We are accredited by the Middle State Association Commission on Elementary Schools.

​Exhibit behavior and decision making that reflects high moral character and values of our faith: integrity, honesty, self-control, and concern for others.

In 2005 our school received a Certificate of Accreditation from the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary Schools.  In 2015 we received Accreditation as a system of schools along with all the Syracuse Diocesan Schools.  In 2023 we were granted reaccreditation.
  • Serve God through service to others.
  • Continue to build the strong academic foundation provided in our school, as they are life-long learners dedicated to academic excellence.
  • Use technology in an ethical manner to access and share information.
About St. Mary's School
St. Mary's School was founded in 1928 as a Parish Catholic School. Under the direction of Monsignor Patrick Donohoe, whose wish was to bring Catholic education to the youth of Cortland, NY.  He believed in the importance of a Christ-centered education and worked diligently toward this end.  Parishioners, too wanted the Catholic school for our community.  Sisters of St. Francis of Allegany accepted the call to instruct and share their faith with students and served the school most of its existence.  The school now is led by lay principal, Denise Hall.