About

9001-103 Street
Sexsmith, AB
T0H 3C0
We are a Catholic faith community that reflects the teachings of Christ to people of all faiths. Serving students from Pre-K through to grade 9, we cultivate a compassionate environment that values the uniqueness of all individuals by striving to create and inspire confidence, success and the ability to achieve life-long learning as students, staff and community.
 
Located atop the hill in the "Painted Sky" subdivision, our school sits adjacent to beautiful forests and agricultural fields.  The school officially opened in 2011, creating a modern learning environment full of natural light, air and space.  St. Mary's is designed to facilitate student learning, and is equipped with a large Learning Commons, full sized Gym, Music Room, Construction Shop, Foods Lab, Science Lab, JH Lounge and Sensory Room.  St. Mary's is an easy walking distance to all of the amenities that Sexsmith has to offer, and has enough space for everyone!
 
Hosting a smaller population of nearly 200 students with about 30 staff members, we are able to truly get to know our students in small classes.  Building strong relationships allows our students to know that they are safe, cared for, and loved every day! 
 
 
 

Key Features

Daily Reflections/Prayers, Prayer Services during Lent/Advent/important Feast Days, Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 9,  Strong Link to Parish, Outdoor Classroom, Greenhouse, Orchard, Forest based learning, Social Justice and other Project Based Learning, Catholic Retreats, Sacramental Preparations, Indigenous Liaison, CTS Options (including Foods, Construction, Robotics and many others!), Music, Band beginning in grade 6, Early Literacy Support, School Council / Volunteer Opportunities for Parents.     

Early Learning Programs

St. Mary's is home to very strong Early Learning programs including Pre-K, Kindergarten and Kindergarten+. 

We offer 3 Pre-K programs to best suite a child's needs including 5 mornings/ week, 3 mornings/ week and 2 mornings/ week for children who are not yet of age for Kindergarten.  We are excited to announce new pricing for the 2022-2023 school year: our 5 mornings/ week program will now only cost $50/ month (with 1 time registration fee of $55), increasing the accessibility of our program for all children in the community!   Students in our Pre-K programs have access to all of our school resources and supports including the gym, library, speech, OT/PT etc.

Our Kindergarten program embraces a Regio Amelia approach, focusing on collaborative learning in a natural environment. Our Kindergarten program runs full days on Tuesdays, Thursdays with some Fridays.  In addition to our Kindergarten program, parents can opt in to our Kinder+ program that runs Mondays, Wednesdays and some Fridays opposite of our Kindergarten program.  Kinder+ is a parent-pay program that enhances our Kindergarten program, allowing for full day, full time M-F programing!  We have new, lower pricing for our Kinder+ program for the 2022-2023 school year; only $300/ month!

Extra Curricular

Basketball and Volleyball, Badminton, Track and Field, Floor Hockey,  Swimming, Intramurals, Grade 9 Farewell, Destination Imagination, Student Council, Social Justice Club, Art Club, Choir, Ukulele Club,  Confirmation Retreats, Prayer Partners, Author Visits, Literacy Week, Reading Buddies, School Spirit Days, Disciples Club, Sunday Assisted Mass.

Programs

Agriculture, Foods, Construction, Drama, Art, Media, Photography, Computer Work, Creative Thinking, Band, Ever Active Living, Living Rosary,  Hot Lunch Program, Education Foundation Snack Program, French as a 2nd Language for Grades 4-9.

Resources

Classroom Support Teacher, Mental Health Counseling, Catholic Family Services Student Support Worker, Addictions Counselling, Indigenous Liaison, School Team, Speech and Language, Early Literacy Interventions, Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy Services