• Why Choose a Catholic Education
  • Growing through the Arts
  • Our Mission Statement
  • Preschool Plus Program
  • We Are St. Mary School
  • Why Choose a Catholic Education

    Values, Faith and Service

    Catholic Schools...

    Prepare students to encounter Jesus Christ and bring Catholic teachings into their lives and the lives of those around them.
    • Reinforce faith and values taught at home by continuing their practice every day in school and co-curricular activities.
    • Strive to foster student’s lifelong commitment of Christ-centered service to others.

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  • Growing through the Arts

    At St. Mary,  we believe that Music is an enriching and integral part of a solid education.  St. Mary’s music education program teaches a vast array of music concepts and skills. Our approach to music includes active involvement that incorporates singing, movement and instrument playing in a creative environment. It develops the whole child with a balance of emotional and intellectual stimulation. Our music program adheres to the National Standards for Music Education along with the Catholic Diocesan Music Education Standards.  We aim to prepare students for a life long appreciation and love of music.

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  • Our Mission Statement

    The school family of St. Mary Elementary and Junior High School of Dixon, Illinois affirm the following: the Gospel message, mutual compassion, understanding, respect, and responsibility to our faith community while experiencing a Catholic education community. Each child will encounter God through service and gratitude by following Jesus' example.

    Philosophy

    The philosophy of this school is to lead the students to reach their true potential – spiritually, academically, socially and physically.

    The goal, spiritually, is for each student to develop a personal relationship with God, through Jesus Christ, as taught in the Scripture and Sacred Tradition.

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  • Preschool Plus Program

    After surveying our community, it was evident there was much interest in having an all day preschool program. We have moved classrooms, painted, purchased new equipment, and hired two excellent teachers.

    St. Mary School now offers a program beyond the norm for Preschool children who are enrolled in morning or afternoon classes. Our Preschool Plus program will allow students in pre 3, pre 4, and pre k to remain in school all day.

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  • We Are St. Mary School

    Discover the St. Mary School difference.

    Through this framework of spiritual, academic, social, and physical growth, each child is encouraged and guided to discover his/her own gifts and to realize and be grateful for the full value of these gifts from God in an atmosphere of faith. See what makes St. Mary a great choice for your children and your family.

Let it be known to all who enter here that Jesus
Is the reason for this school

 

Welcome to St. Mary School!

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Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! We hope you had a restful and relaxing summer. Our teachers have been busy preparing their classrooms and lesson plans that promise to make for an exceptional educational experience for your student.

St. Mary School takes pride in student achievement and continues to have a wonderful spirit of learning. We are strongly committed to maintaining a positive educational climate; one that is indicative of the Christian values we teach.

The success of our endeavors is contingent upon the excellent cooperation which exists between St. Mary parents, teachers and students.


"The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness"

-Pope Benedict XVI

  • IL Tax Credit Scholarship
  • Junior Achievment
  • Amazonsmile
  • IL Tax Credit Scholarship

    In August 2017, with bipartisan support, the House and Senate passed a comprehensive education funding bill that was signed into law by the governor.

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  • Junior Achievment

    Mission: To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

    Junior Achievement fosters the future success and economic health of young people and the communities in which they live.

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St. Mary Staff Spotlight

Welcome! Brianna Ellis

Welcome! Brianna Ellis

Mrs. Brianna Ellis is our new third grade teacher. After beginning her career in Information Technology, she received her Masters in Elementary Education from Aurora University and taught third grade for five years. Brianna has also served as an Elementary Learning Resource Director over four years, teaching literacy and technology to kindergarten through fifth grade. Brianna, her husband William, and their two daughter’s, have recently relocated from the Chicago area to Dixon, which is Brianna’s hometown. She is excited to be back in Dixon and share the knowledge and skills she has gained from her experiences with the students, staff and parents of St. Mary’s School.

  • Blessing of the Pets

  • Third Grade All Saints Day!!

  • Blessing of the Pets

    Father Romke blessed the student's pets at St Mary School
  • 2017 Christmas Program

  • Scholastic Bowl

  • Daughters of St. Paul visit the students

  • Following in His Steps

  • Backpack Blessings!

  • We Know the Way!