Mission Statement

The mission of St. Mary’s Grade School is to form lifelong learners of Faith through spiritual guidance and academics, who serve and lead in Church and community.

Vision Statement

To fulfill our mission St. Mary’s School thrives to nurture the following goals:

Goal #1 is to provide a positive and disciplined atmosphere in order to stimulate effective study habits so that students can achieve the skills for independent, ethical reasoning and problem solving.

Goal #2 is integrating educational opportunities with spiritual experiences, which emphasize the heritage, privileges, and responsibilities of the Catholic way of life to inspire growth through prayer, Sacramental life, liturgy planning and participation.

Goal #3 is to provide a variety of artistic, academic, and physical activities that provide students the opportunity to develop positive leadership and teamwork skills operating under the core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.

Goal #4 is to develop our God-given gifts and talents through the knowledge, skills, and activities offered by providing a Christ-like environment with high expectations for personal excellence from parents, students, staff, and clergy.

Goal #5 is to promote responsible Christians with a desire for social justice, service, charity, and compassion for others.

Goal #6 is to engage and educate the entire family in the Catholic faith.

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Past Pastors Past Principals
 1955-66  Msgr. Armand Girard 1955-59  Sr. Myra Joseph, C.S.J.
 1967-69  Fr. Joseph Weimer 1958-60  Sr. Mary Bernarda Young, C.S.J.
 1970-70  Fr. Edward Sander 1960-63  Sr. M. Teresita Fisher, C.S.J.
 1971-75  Fr. Joseph Scheetz 1963-65  Sr. Eugene Marie Marcotte, C.S.J. 
 1975-80  Fr. Hoover & Fr. Mattas 1965-67  Sr. Mary Joseph Fraser, C.S.J. 
 1980-89  Fr. Mattas 1967-71  Sr. Martha Ann Hake, C.S.J. 
 1989-91  Fr. Bill Surmeir 1971-72  Sr. M. Christine Doman, C.S.J. 
 1990-91  Fr. Kerry Ninemire 1972-74  Mr. Eugene Oates 
1991-94  Fr. Emil Labbe 1974-77  Sr. Evelyn Sanders, C.S.J. 
1994-95  Fr. Kevin Weber 1977-78  Sr. Evelyn Sanders C.S.J. 
1996-97  Fr. Keith Weber              Asst. Principal: Fr. D. Phannenstiel
1997-2015  Fr. Kerry Ninemire 1978-80  Sr. Evelyn Sanders, C.S.J.
2015-Present Fr. Kevin Weber 1980-82  Mr. Hillary Dreiling
  1982-2022  Dr. Nick Compagnone 
  2022-Present  Mr. Tymony Bonilla

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St. Mary's Grade School

304 E Cloud, Salina, KS 67401
785-827-4200| 785-827-7765