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Cortland, NY 13045

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Welcome to St. Mary's School

St. Mary's School Mission Statement

     Open to all Cortland County and surrounding area students that it can appropriately serve,  St. Mary's School is dedicated to providing a Catholic PK-8 education and a solid academic foundation while fostering spiritual growth. The faculty and staff are committed to teaching in a constantly evolving environment and to meeting the demands of the ever-changing world around us. 



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It's Scholastic Book Fair Time!

Here's a quick look at when each class will visit the fair during Library Class:

Monday 6/1: Kindergarten; 5th Grade

Tuesday 6/2: 1st Grade; 3rd Grade

Wednesday 6/3: 4th Grade;

      Open following the Pre-K concert in the morning

Friday 6/5: 2nd Grade; 6th Grade

The fair will be open Mon, Tues and Wed afterschool, and Pre-K classes will be scheduled for teachers to notify parents.

The ONLINE BOOK FAIR link is live for anyone who wants to shop from home as well!  This ia a great time to stock up on Summer reading materials!

own school. Each day will have a special theme:
• Monday- PJ Day (school shoes ONLY: no slippers unless requested by classroom teacher, 
and no nightgowns)
• Tuesday- “Sport” your favorite team(s) day (Students may wear jeans, sports apparel, 
and a hat that is sports themed. Pants should only be worn; no shorts. If your child owns 
sweat pants or athletic pants that resemble a sports team; they may choose to wear 
those instead of jeans. Also, no equipment should be brought in, including helmets).
• Wednesday- Whacky Wednesday (Anything goes with a few restrictions: no hair dye, 
bodies must be covered, and no makeup. Some suggestions: crazy hair day, mismatched 
clothes, wearing bright colors, etc.)
• Thursday- Blue & Gold Day (Students should wear uniform bottoms, no sweat pants. We 
will be participating in a Prayer Service at the Church at 9:00am).
• Friday- Staff Work Day/Pre-K Conferences: No School.
Please send your child to school in school shoes each day during Catholic Schools Week as 
 through January 30th
, we will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week in our ver

Is there more to life than this? Is it reasonable to believe in God? What happens when I die? Who is Jesus? Why is the Church so important? Why is there so much suffering? Join us as we explore the answers to these questions and more! If you are searching for answers, contact us HERE and we will help you    


St. Mary's School is proud to be accredited by

the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary  Schools