Elementary School at St. Mary’s
Instilling a lifelong love of learning, devotion to God, and commitment to community is at the heart of the St. Mary’s elementary school curriculum. In self-contained classrooms, our certified teachers utilize the best instructional practices, the latest classroom technology, and engaging, experiential activities to harness curiosity and teach the fundamentals of math, science, health, social studies, reading, and writing. While we recognize the importance of introducing students to the latest digital technology, we believe that learning to write in cursive is essential for development, literacy, and self expression, and include traditional handwriting in our elementary school curriculum.
With a philosophy that a well-rounded education creates well-rounded citizens, elementary students at St. Mary’s also receive regular instruction in art, music, physical education, computer literacy, foreign language, and religion. From daily prayer and weekly Mass to daily recess and annual events, our students pray together and play together to build a strong sense of community.
My daughter graduated from St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School in Aiken with high honors. She was a three-sport scholar athlete that brought 4 AAMSL championships to the school. The tools, skills, and spiritual leadership she learned at St. Mary’s, in the classroom, on the court/field, and in religious education has directly carried over to high school where she is still a top academic performer and a three-sport athlete. The experiences my daughter had at St. Mary’s School coupled with the Catholic faith they teach, truly helped shape her future.