St Mary Catholic School is spreading the “Good News”; the good news about our Catholic Community School. We are located on the northern edge of Big Rapids and the playground home for Ferris State University. We serve students from Big Rapids, Morley, Stanwood, Reed City, Newaygo, and White Cloud areas.

Mission Statement

Flowing from the mission of St. Mary-St. Paul Parish, St. Mary School students will learn to know, love and serve God. Students will live their Catholic faith through academic pursuits, spiritual development, and service to the community.

5 Reasons to Choose a Catholic School

  1. Emphasis on Moral Development, Faith, Service and Leadership
  2. Individual Attention in Small Classes with Nurturing Teachers
  3. Balanced Curriculum and Competitive Sports starting in the 4th Grade
  4. Commitment to Technology and the Use of Smart Boards
  5. Academic Excellence and Preparation for Further Education

Our Philosophy

St. Mary students will have the right to:

  • learn in a caring and nurturing environment
  • learn to achieve their highest level of academic ability
  • be academically assessed, in order to keep administration in check of academic progress of all students for continual improvement
  •  Catholic and Spiritual faith based education
  • learn and teachers have the right to teach