• Learning

    I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. – Vincent Van Gogh

  • Faith

    Have faith in God; God has faith in you – Edwin Louis Cole

  • Learning

    I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it – Picasso

  • Faith

    You cannot underestimate the sheer joy of deliberate effort. – Rick Schindler

  • Faith

    I am a humble, but very earnest seeker after truth. – Mahatma Ghandi

  • Learning

    I learned the value of hard work by working hard – Margaret Mead

  • Service

    Happiness…consists in giving, and in serving others – Henry Drummond

  • Faith

    Music is a form of prayer – Toru Takemitsu

  • Service

    We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve – Sallust

  • Faith

    Faith is taking the first step even when you don\’t see the whole staircase – Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Learning

    The wisest mind has something yet to learn – George Santayana

  • Service

    The only way you can serve God is by serving other people – Rick Warren

                                                   Picture Tour of the School

St. Mary Catholic School is a fully accredited school through the Western Catholic Education Association and has approximately 220 students from preschool through eighth grade. St. Mary graduates most typically attend Regis Catholic High School in Stayton. We offer a comprehensive elementary and middle school experience with a 19:1 student to teacher ratio. Students enjoy our hot lunch program every day and have music, choir, drama, P.E., library, and technology instruction in addition to religion and core subject learning. Geographically we have families attending the school from Albany, Lebanon, Jefferson, Scio, Salem, Turner, Aumsville, Mount Angel, Silverton, Mill City, Gates, and Lyons as well as Stayton and Sublimity.

IMPORTANT NEWS: St. Mary and Regis recently merged and have become one PK-12 school system (while still retaining the two campuses). One board of directors will serve as primary governance. We are in the process of developing a combined website and expect that to roll out this Winter.

We the Catholic Community of Immaculate Conception Parish seek to do God’s will by centering our lives in prayer, witnessing our faith, and sharing our gifts in loving service to God and neighbor. Click here to see the new parish center construction.

The Archdiocese was initially created as a Vicariate-Apostolic on December 1, 1843. It was created as the Archdiocese of Oregon City on July 24, 1846. The Archdiocese of Portland is the second oldest archdiocese in the United States following Baltimore. The name was changed to its current title by Papal decree on September 26, 1928 to reflect the change of location for the See city of the Archbishop.

Regis High School, a Catholic educational community, strives to be accessible to all students and meet their varied academic needs. Regis affirms the uniqueness and dignity of individuals, inspires the pursuit of excellence, fosters faith and develops a commitment to service and justice through a balanced academic and co-curricular program.

  • St. Mary is an accredited school certified by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA). St. Mary has received the maximum number of years (six) of accreditation certification every time they have been evaluated by WCEA.

  • St. Mary Fun Fact: 95% of St. Mary graduates on average enroll in Regis for high school.

  • The total number of school days per year for St. Mary students is 9 more than the average Oregon public school

  • St. Mary kindergarten students receive over 800 additional hours of schooling during the year than students in public school.

  • Unlike a number of schools, we have P.E., Music, Library, and a kitchen staff that prepares fresh food daily.

  • We have over 40 volunteers that regularly help our classroom teachers - thank you for your help!

  • St. Mary families come from as far south as Lebanon and Albany, north as Mount Angel, west as Salem, and east as Gates.

  • In the last 10 years, the Parent Club has raised over $1,000,000 to the school to sustain its operation.

  • Over 40 St. Mary students have been published as writers.

  • The school kitchen serves over 9,000 hot lunches every year.