• Why Choose a Catholic Education
  • Growing through the Arts
  • Our Mission Statement
  • Preschool Plus Program
  • 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’s we provide the visual and performing arts, giving students the fullest experience of being human, while preparing them for college and career. Through the arts, students learn critical thinking, effective communication, broad-based collaboration, and creative problem solving. They grow in self-confidence and self-direction, create meaning, and engage other cultures through learning. The arts are essential to a complete and competitive education. Whether visual or performing, arts come from the heart and, likewise, speaks to the heart; but this asks something of the witness, too, a kind of emotional and spiritual sensitivity with which to receive the generous gift of the artist.

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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 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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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 back to St. Mary Elementary and Jr. High. We look forward to a ‘Spirit Filled’ year of making disciples.  Welcome to all our new students joining us from St. Anne, the public school, and those new to the Dixon area.  Our faculty and staff are committed to quality Catholic education.  St. Mary’s has a long history of excellence, as a faith community where love and support is alive.

Faith is the lens in which all learning takes places.  Daily prayer, weekly Mass, and monthly adoration as well as service opportunities are part of our schedule. It is our mission to educate the whole child by including Art, Music, Technology, Physical Education/Health class, as well as offering athletics, and scholastic bowl to add to our strong educational program.

Blessings,

Jean Spohn, Principal

  

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    Students enjoy an ice cold treat during our Kona Ice Fundraiser!
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  • Installation of Fr. Evans