Student Quotes

  • "St. Mary's School is phenomenal because everybody is friendly and they care about each other. St. Mary's is awesome because we learn, we play, and you have fun activities to do like research reports and go to math club and reading buddies."
    4th grade Student

  • "I love St. Mary's because Jesus is in my heart. I learn how to read. I meet new friends and the teachers care about me."
    Kindergarten Student

  • "We get one to one attention. We learn to never give up, we always try our best."
    2/3 Multiage Student


  • Knights of Columbus weekly Monday Night BINGO at 7:00PM!

Parent Participation

The Catholic Church teaches that the PARENTS are the first and primary teachers of their child.  With this in mind, we are asking parents for an active participation in their child’s education. 

There are many ways that this can be accomplished, such as:

  • Working with their child on homework and with teachers regarding educational concerns
  • Joining in activities at St. Mary’s School
  • Participating in some of the St. Mary's Volunteer School activities

St. Mary’s Volunteers (SMV)

St. Mary’s Volunteers are people who make a commitment of time to act as volunteers for St. Mary’s School.  Volunteers are always welcome because they are needed in many ways. The school encourages ANY ADULT of good character in the community to join the St. Mary’s Volunteers. 

St. Mary’s Volunteers must attend a 3 hour Virtus Training Class, as mandated by the Diocese of Ogdensburg. The school can use such volunteer help for an hour, part of a day, or a day. The school needs volunteer help for special events, plus weekly and daily activities. 

The following are some of the ways in which volunteers may help: 

  • Kitchen help during lunch time

  • Receptionist in the office - volunteer as a substitute on call

  • Volunteers to serve on committees for major fundraisers planned by St. Mary’s School, including;  Magazine Drive in September,  Pasta Dinner in October, Silent Auction in November,  Auction,  book fairs,  events during Catholic Schools Week,  St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, rummage sales, May Day-Pay Day Raffle,  etc.

  • Teacher-helpers - help with bulletin boards, read stories, help in library, assist in classroom projects or science experiments, help students individually with assignments

  • Volunteers as carpenters or electricians for projects

  • Drivers for field trips to local destinations

  • Presenters of travel experience or educational topics, including music, art, science

  • Coaches or helpers with seasonal sports  (basketball)

  • Chaperones for field trips, on bus or on foot

  • Helpers in many other useful ways: WE ENCOURAGE ADULT HELPERS!

Contact SMS

(315) 386-3572

2 Powers Street
Canton, NY 13617