• Why Choose a Catholic Education
  • Our Mission Statement
  • We Are St. Mary School
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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

 

Welcome to St. Mary School!

mary stain glassWe are excited to launch the new St. Mary School, Dixon website with the hope that it will better server the students and parents.  Please take a minute to view our new site and let us know if there is additional information or features you would like to see in the future.

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.


"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."

-Mother Teresa

  • IL Tax Credit Scholarship
  • Junior Achievment
  • Amazonsmile
  • Historic Dixon Theater
  • 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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  • Amazonsmile

    You shop. Amazon gives

    Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to St Mary School whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

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  • Historic Dixon Theater

    St. Mary School has always had a strong emphasis on the visual and performing arts. Rather than traveling to Chicago or the suburbs, we want to pass along an opportunity to enjoy the arts right here within our community

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St. Mary Staff Spotlight

Mrs. Kathy Shirley

Mrs. Kathy Shirley

Mrs. Kathleen Shirley is the Junior High Language Arts teacher at St. Mary School. She completed her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at the University of Illinois and her Masters degree in Educational Administration at Eastern Illinois University. Her mission - teach goodness, discipline, and knowledge.

Her students are her inspiration and joy. Her husband, Glenn, is a retired Illinois State trooper and volunteers in the kindergarten class here at St. Mary School one day a week. In her free time, Mrs. Shirley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening, sewing, and reading. She and her husband have two sons who live and work in Chicago; they are both graduates of Catholic schools.

  • Blessing of the Pets

    Father Romke blessed the student's pets at St Mary School
  • Special Visit!

    The students at St. Mary School get a surprise visit from the Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile!
  • St. Patick Church New Sanctuary Flooring Project

  • Third Grade All Saints Day!!

  • Walk, Pray, Love Event Blessing by Father Romke and Father Easton

    Father Romke and father Easton gave the students a special blessing as they departed for the Walk - Pray - Love Event!
  • Kindergarten Western Day for United Way!

    Mrs. Pietryga's class dressed up in their favorite western costume to help support the United Way.
  • 8th Grade Class Message

  • 2017 Christmas Program

  • St. Patrick Church Sanctuary Flooring Project

  • Scholastic Bowl

  • Father Romke led the choir while Mrs. V was sick!

  • Daughters of St. Paul visit the students

  • Daughters of St. Paul