St. Mary’s Catholic Independent School is a wonderful community in which to learn and grow. Students at our school develop academically, spiritually, and emotionally in an atmosphere that both challenges them and provides extensive leadership opportunities. Almost all our classrooms have Smart Boards and staff engage in currency of practice. St. Mary's Catholic is a vibrant learning community that values parent collaboration. Performing arts, physical fitness, and healthy habits are integrated into our everyday practice.More >>
"Don't move faster than your guardian angel can fly"!   ~Mother Teresa
Friday, February 6 and Monday, February 9th is the long weekend. There is no school for student's. Enjoy family weekend!
Safe Environment Training is mandatory for all volunteers, including all drivers. To register for the next session please contact the school office. 
KOOTENAY ICE GAME : School night:
Thank you to all who participated in making this a great night. The principal won the Fan-of-the-Game and the school won $500.00. It was lot's of fun and it showed our awesome school spirit!
Our annual' Science an Art fair' is Wednesday, February 11th from 6:30- 7:45PM in our schol gym. Please join us for a celebration of intermediate grade science projects and primary grade art displays!
Ash Wednesday school mass: We will walk  as a school to Christ the Servant parish on February 18th for a 9:30AM mass hosted by grade 2. Please have your child wear appropriate walking shoes and dress for the weather. Exercise is great so please do not worry about the walk which will take about 15 minutes each way. Student's will have recess when tey return to school.
Re-registration is due back to the school by Friday, February 27th. Thank you for returne ms. It helps us budget and hire staff accordingly.
Ready, Set, Learn, sponsored by the Ministry of Education is a free session for 3 and 4 year-olds with their parents! It is being held on Wednesday, February 25 from 9:15-10:15AM. An experienced kindergarten teacher will lead the session that discusses the importance of early literacy, kindergarten readiness, and we will talk about how technology changes the brain and influences learning!
To register please call the school at 250-426-5017 o email us at stmary@shaw.
We welcomed the Ministry of Education evaluation team to our school on October 27-29. We had a thorough evaluation and we are very pleased to report that our school received an excellnt report. We are proud of the excellent work of our staff.
Spring school goal for social justice initiative:
 In 2015 our collective school goal will be to draw attention and raise money though exercise for the MS Society. We feel that it is important to give to others through financial aid or through our time and prayers and we also feel that is an important part of the development of the whole child that we model and teach children about needs of others. Thank you for taking this journey with us.
Kindergarten registration for September 2015: We are now accepting applications for registration for Kindergarten in September 2015. Please call or drop by the school for more information. We have high quality programming and long standing traditions of excellence at our school that have proven to enhance the quality of student education over time. We welcome interested and engaged parents who want their children to be held to academic, behavorial, and moral standards.  We  are passionate about children and education and we seek to enroll children who's parents value the same.
Kindergarten Orientation day is Wednesday, May 6 at 9AM- 10AM.   yes  Letters  be sent home in April inviting all 5 year-olds andr parents to join us school. It is a very exciting time and can't wait to meet you all.
School Visits and Tours
Families are welcome to visit the school. To request a tour of the school, please contact our school to schedule a date.
 All families are welcome to register children in our After School Program (for students aged 5-11) and onsite licensed Day Care that includes children from 30 months and up. Day Care hours are 8:00AM till 5:30PM daily!

For more information, please contact the school at

(250) 426-5017.