St. Mary's School

At St. Mary's School, we teach students to ask "what" and "why" in a way that demonstrates that they're an essential part of the answer to "how."

That's compassion and critical thinking in action, and it's something we hope you'll come see for yourself. St. Mary's is open to bold ideas, to new ways of thinking and learning and to the possibility our world holds for the leaders of tomorrow. Our doors are open, too-right now, to you. Children can make an impact on the world right now. That's what St. Mary's School is all about. We teach students to ask "what" and "why," demonstrating that they are an essential piece of the answer to "how." Because when students are guided by compassion and critical thinking, they take responsibility for the world without hesitation.

Mary's School is an International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School dedicated to inquiry-based academic excellence, developing well-rounded, confident children who flourish in a creative environment founded on Christian values.

Mission: World-sized hearts. World-class minds.

Operating as usual

On the evening of June 30, families of Grade 8 students came back to celebrate their graduation. The Class of 2020 sat 6 feet apart in the parking lot of Coast Hills Church with a large stage in front of them. Two large movie screens were added to both sides of the stage. Families stayed in their parking spaces in cars or chairs and watched the ceremony “drive-in movie” style. It was wonderful to be together one final time before students launch into high school. The St. Mary’s Class of 2020 will always hold a special place in the history of St. Mary’s.

Other traditions continued with the girls wearing beautiful white dresses. The boys wear navy blazers with their ties and khaki pants. This year our Valedictorian was also the IB Scholar. He gave an address to the audience and was presented by Ms. Kari Greenfield. Mr. Marco Camargo introduced the ASB President for her address. A beautiful violin solo of “Courante” was performed by one graduate. Mrs. Sharon Taylor, Head of School, gave an address to the graduates. Next, our Legacy Award recipient told the story of how she found out she was the winner by publicly reading the announcement in the yearbook and then gave her words of advice. Finally, the Salutatorian introduced by Mr. Dan Kearney addressed the audience. The Academic Procession began in alphabetical order one student at a time. Students went on the stage and received their diplomas and a took photo before returning to their seats.

Families watched the traditional video of their student’s journey to graduation at the end of the ceremony. A video of the entire graduation event is being finalized and will be shared with everyone soon. Students wrote a letter of appreciation to their parents which they handed to them as they left the ceremony.

Traditional arches with a wide range of flowers and colors were created to take individual graduate photos. The photos will be available later this summer. The group photo was not able to be taken but each graduate’s individual photo will be on a composite group photo.

Our new alumni are always welcome to return to visit. You will always be a Falcon! #stmarysib #8thgradegraduates #classof2020

Day Campers having fun outside! Enrolled students can sign up for EEP Day Camps on Smart Tuition. Next week is Space Camp. #stmarysib #summerresort #daycamp

While planning for gold, our youngest campers were thrilled to find some baby lizards that hatched. #stmarysib #summerresort #daycamp #wildwildwest

Technology Design student showing his new website that combines all the programming lessons from this course, to create this final project. #stmarysib #summerresort #middleschool #technologydesign #programming

Biology Camp - Human Body from Head to Toes. Grades 1-5 | July 20-24 | Enrolled Students Register on Smart Tuition. #stmarysib #summerresort #bionerds #sciencecamp

Rocktopia for Grades 1-6 starts July 20-24. Get ready to rock out! Campers will unleash their inner rockstar as they work together to form imaginary bands. Rock on! Enrolled students register on Smart Tuition. #stmarysib #summerresort #dramakids #rocktopia

Academic Prep starts next week for enrolled students at Summer Resort. Each grade-level class is designed to prepare students for the coming fall by engaging and reinforcing critical reading, writing and mathematical concepts. Register on Smart Tuition today! #stmarysib #summerresort #academicprep

Space Camp starts next week, July 20-24. Enrolled students ages 2 to Kindergarten can enroll on Smart Tuition. Stomp Rockets, Moon Sand, Create Craft Roll Rockets, moon Walk Exploration and Cooking-Astronaut Taste Test (freeze dried food.) #stmarysib #summerresort #spacecamp #daycamp

It's Wild, Wild West Week for our youngest campers. Students are enjoying spending time with friends, playing with water toys and hearing stories read to them. Enrolled students can sign up for Space Camp next week on Smart Tuition. #stmarysib #summerresort #preschool #juniorkindergarten

Fortnite Dance Camp, learning different dance moves and putting them all together. #stmarysib #summerresort #dancecamp #fortnite #hiphop

Spanish Fundamentals camp having fun writing skits and performing today. #stmarysib #summerresort #spanishcamp @ St. Mary's School

Fashion Design student modeling her finished project. Save Your Crayons! #stmarysib #summerresort #technologydesign #fashiondesign @ St. Mary's School

Does your student like a mental challenge? Students will research, collaborate, create and participate showcasing their knowledge. Enrolled students can sign up on Smart Tuition. #stmarysib #summerresort #triviagames

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At St. Mary’s we face today’s problems with an open mind and heart. That’s why we redesigned a program to ensure that all St. Mary’s students are engaged in a significant, relevant and challenging learning program everyday, while adhering to recommended health and physical
safety protocols. #stmarysib #worldsizedhearts #worldclassminds

TO BE PART OF OUR REOPEN ACADEMIC PROGRAM, PLEASE VISIT US @ www.smaa.org or call Admissions at 949-448-9027.

School Starts AUGUST 24
FULL ACADEMIC PROGRAM
ON CAMPUS EVERYDAY

smaa.org Located in Aliso Viejo, St. Mary's School is a private coed school for Preschool through Grade 8.

Acting out a skit during “Whodunit Mystery Camp” by Drama Kids. Next week Camp Hollywood! Sign up on Smart Tuition. #stmarysib #summerresort #acting #whodunit #mystery #skit @ St. Mary's School

Camp Hollywood coming to St. Mary’s. Drama Kids is coming to make your student a movie star! Walk the red carpet, with themed games and improvisation. July 13-17 for enrolled students Grades 1-5 can signup on Smart Tuition. #stmarysib #summerresort #acting #dramakids #camp

Enrolled students Grades 1-4 enroll now in Fortnite Dance Camp by Expressions Dance. Sign up on Smart Tuition. #stmarysib #summerresort #fortnite #dance #dab #floss #hype #hiphop

Falcons Grades 4-8 can enroll in Coach Mittelsteadt’s Athletic Training & Nutrition next week! This is a self-paced program focusing on nutrition, endurance and strength training. Enrolled students can sign up now on Smart Tuition. #stmarysib #summerresort #athletics #nutrition #cardiotraining #strengthtraining #flexibilitytraining

Alumni back on campus working at Summer Resort. Can you guess who they are? Slide to reveal. #stmarysib #summerresort #alumni #stmarysalumni @ St. Mary's School

Our youngest day campers are getting exercise daily as part of their day camp fun. #stmarysib #summerresort #daycamp #earlyeducation

Science Experiments Camp building volcanoes with mud, rocks and plants. After completing their design and build, students wrote a background story to introduce their volcano setting. Tomorrow students will present their stories and then add baking soda to the vinegar to create an eruption! #stmarysib #summerresort #science #scienceexperiments @ St. Mary's School

‘Round the World Camp students trying to pronounce the three longest cities’ names! #stmarysib #summerresort #geography

Our youngest day campers are having fun during STEAM week. “What color does yellow and blue make?” Then after drawing their design in the paint and creating a mix of colors from red, blue and yellow they placed paper on it to create their masterpieces. #stmarysib #summerresort #STEAM #daycamp #painting #art #fun @ St. Mary's School

From Manet to Monet art students went outside to do their first sketch on canvas. Then they each had easels set up at a distance to start painting. #stmarysib #summerresort #artclass #artcamp @ St. Mary's School

Academic Prep session 1 started today to prepare students for the coming fall by engaging and reinforcing critical reading, writing and mathematical concepts. There are still a few spots available for session 2. Enrolled students can sign up on Smart Tuition. #stmarysib #summerresort #academicprep #reading #writing #mathematics

Sign up for Wild, Wild, West Day Camp next week ages 2-5! Enrolled students can sign up for day camps 2,3 or 5 day options. Full or half-day available. Register on Smart Tuition. #stmarysib #summerresort #earlyeducation #wildwildwest

At St. Mary’s we face today’s problems with an
open mind and heart. That’s why redesigned a
program to ensure that all St. Mary’s students
are engaged in a significant, relevant and
challenging learning program everyday, while
adhering to recommended health and physical
safety protocol. #stmarysib #worldsizedhearts #worldclassminds

TO BE PART OF OUR REOPEN ACADEMIC PROGRAM, PLEASE VISIT US @ www.smaa.org or call Admissions at 949-448-9027.

School Starts AUGUST 24
FULL ACADEMIC PROGRAM
ON CAMPUS EVERYDAY

Happy 4th of July! #stmarysib #4thofjuly

Our two-year-old campers having fun chasing bubbles at day camp. Fun! #stmarysib #summerresort #bubbles #fun #daycamp

Balancing Act! Early Education campers are having a great week playing outside, making ice cream, face painting and cooking. We are so happy to see our students. Enrolled students are welcome to enroll in Summer Resort Day Camps, Specialty Camps and Academic Prep. Register on Smart Tuition. #stmarysib #summerresort #playing #friends #carnivalweek

Our 2-year-old campers having fun using droppers to paint a snow cone. This helps build their fine motor skills. #stmarysib #summerresort #painting

STEAM Camp for enrolled students ages 2-kindergarten. Only 4 spots left! Register at Smart Tuition. More details are on MyFalcon>Resources>Summerresort. #stmarysib #summerresort

Today the girls had their individual photos taken building up to tonight’s graduation! Here we go! #stmarysib #8thgradegraduation @ St. Mary's School

Specialty Camps start next week for enrolled students. Please sign up through Smart Tuition. More details are in MyFalcon>Resources>Summer Resort. Looking forward to seeing you! #stmarysib #summerresort

Two-year-old day campers to Kindergarten are playing Carnival Games, face painting, making wind socks and enjoying fruit kabobs! Enrolled students can sign up for next week's STEAM camp. #stmarysib #summerresort #daycamp #fun #friends #carnival

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At St. Mary’s School, we teach students to ask “what” and “why” in a way that demonstrates that they’re an essential part of the answer to “how.” That’s compassion and critical thinking in action, and it’s something we hope you’ll come see for yourself.

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St. Mary's was founded in 1994 with a dedication to developing our students into lifelong learners and leaders with strong values. In an effort to expand and enhance our overall educational program, in 2002 we decided to adopt the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. The IB curriculum transformed our school in many profound ways, academically, socially and culturally, and has guided and informed every aspect of our approach to education. We became a fully authorized IB World School in 2007, and we are currently the only early education through grade 8 IB World School in Orange County, California. In 2018-2019, St. Mary's celebrated its 25th anniversary.

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Tuesday 07:40 - 16:00
Wednesday 07:40 - 16:00
Thursday 07:40 - 16:00
Friday 07:40 - 16:00
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