9001-103 Street
Sexsmith, AB
T0H 3C0

Welcome to our vibrant Catholic faith community where the teachings of Christ embrace people of all beliefs. Here at St. Mary's, we take pride in nurturing students from Pre-K through grade 8 in an atmosphere of compassion and respect for individuality. Our mission is to instill confidence, foster success, and ignite a passion for lifelong learning among our students, staff, and wider community.


Nestled atop the hill in the charming "Painted Sky" subdivision, our school enjoys a picturesque setting surrounded by lush forests and sprawling agricultural fields. Since opening our doors in 2011, we've been committed to providing a modern learning environment flooded with natural light and ample space for exploration. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to house our dynamic MicroSociety including a spacious Learning Commons, a fully-equipped Gym, Music Room, Construction Shop, Foods Lab, Science Lab, JH Lounge, and a tranquil Sensory Room, St. Mary's offers endless opportunities for growth and discovery.


With a cozy student body of nearly 150 learners and a dedicated staff of about 30, we pride ourselves on cultivating intimate learning environments where every student is known, valued, and cherished. By forging strong relationships, we ensure that our students feel secure, supported, and loved each and every day.  Through the very specialized learning model of MicroSociety, our students are empowered to become engaged global citizens and entrepreneurs by immersion in real- world experiences and establishing mentorship through community connections and business partnerships! 


At St. Mary's, we're not just a school; we're a caring community dedicated to shaping bright futures and nurturing compassionate hearts. Come join us on this journey of learning, growth, and boundless possibilities!

School Boundaries
School Education Plan
Key Features

Daily Reflections/Prayers, Prayer Services during Lent/Advent/important Feast Days, Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8, MicroSociety, Strong Link to Parish, Outdoor Classroom, Greenhouse, Orchard, Forest based learning, Social Justice and other Project Based Learning, Catholic Retreats, Sacramental Preparations, Indigenous teachings, CTS Options (including Foods, Construction, Robotics and many others!), Music, Band beginning in grade 5, 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-Kindergarten and Kindergarten. 

Our Pre-K program is best suited to a child's needs, running 5 mornings/ week for children who are not yet of age for Kindergarten.  Our 5 mornings/ week program has the low monthly fee of $50/ month (with 1 time registration fee of $55), allowing increased 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, Occupational and Physical Therapy 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.

Extra Curricular

Basketball and Volleyball, Badminton, Track and Field, Floor Hockey,  Swimming, Intramurals, Grade 8 Farewell, Destination Imagination, Student Council, Social Justice Club, Art Club, Chess Club, Book Club, Choir, Ukulele Club,  Confirmation Retreats, Prayer Partners, Author Visits, Literacy Week, Reading Buddies, School Spirit Days, Disciples Club, Sunday Assisted Mass and Art Shows at the church.


MicroSociety, Agriculture, Foods, Construction, Drama, Art, Media, Photography, Computers, Fitness, Creative Thinking, Band, Ever Active Living, Living Rosary,  Hot Lunch Program, Education Foundation Snack Program, French as a 2nd Language for Grades 4-6.


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

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