Saint Mary School|Milford, CT | Why Parents Choose SMS
Standardized test scores that demonstrate above average growth each year in Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. Most grades test 1-2 years ahead of their peers and the school as a whole scored in the 85th percentile for the nation in 2012.
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Why Parents Choose SMS

  • Safe, secure family atmosphere where everyone, including staff and parents, look out for each other.
  • The integration of faith with the curriculum which provides a quality education with solid Christian values.
  • Proven academic excellence – alumni include graduates of West Point, Ivy League Schools, Valedictorians at local High Schools (including Lauralton Hall in 2012) and countless other successes.
  • SMS provides the whole child with a strong foundation – academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.
  • Area Catholic, private and public high schools acknowledge very positive impressions of incoming freshmen who have graduated from SMS; they enter high school well prepared academically and socially.
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  • St. Mary School can differentiate for the individual the student, utilizing services from public schools as well as the school’s own staff trained to work with students experiencing difficulties.
  • Dedicated teachers with reasonable student-teacher ratios.
  • Free bus transportation for Milford residents, after school care, flexible tuition payment plans and tuition assistance for families in need.
  • Children remain in the same school environment from preschool through 8th grade – allowing the entire community of teachers and staff to really know each child and help them to fully develop.
  • Standardized test scores that demonstrate above average growth each year in Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. Most grades test 1-2 years ahead of their peers and the school as a whole scored in the 85th percentile for the nation in 2012.
  • Physical Education, Art, and Music are taught to Preschool through grade 8 by specialized teachers.
  • Spanish taught in Kindergarten through grade 8 by specialized teachers.
  • Outside Recess is included for all grades with lower grades getting two recess periods per day; thus providing needed physical exercise while aiding in learning and focus.
  • Each class visits the school library once a week with students being able to access the library to work on projects. The library’s collection is computerized and refreshed throughout the year to enhance the child’s growth in reading.
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  • Parents (and extended family) are encouraged to participate in the child’s school through a wide variety of activities and volunteer opportunities.
  • Extensive extracurricular opportunities are available including scouting, band, choir, drama, cheerleading, basketball and other sports, and chess.
  • Technology-integrated classrooms. Each teacher uses white boards, online curriculum and other sources that allows learning to be adapted to multiple learning styles (individual, collaborative, auditory, verbal, etc…)