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History

St. Mary's School in Campbellford is part of the parish named Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was Mary's 'yes' to God that prompted her to visit Elizabeth. Herein we find Mary's canticle in the gospel of Luke. "My being proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit finds joy in God my savior.." (Lk. 1:46ff).

It is in Mary's canticle we celebrate the joys when, like her, we trust in God. Mary reminds us that trust encourages us to remember God's saving works throughout history. She also encourages us to appreciate the lives of our ancestors who have created so many possibilities and opportunities for us today. In Mary's magnificence we are reminded that God's saving work is evident in the needy, the lowly and the humble of heart.

It is in Mary's Visitation to Elizabeth that our parents, students and teachers are called to be minister of the Gospel in the ways we attend to the hungry, the lowly and the disadvantaged. As ambassadors of the Gospel our work of cultivating the Spirit of God with one another necessitates works of love and charity guided with a vigilant prayer life; then personal, family and community life can truly proclaim the greatness of the Lord.

This school's name honours the prominent place of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in our Catholic faith. The school was founded in 1920 and was built in 1921 has been located at its current site since.

Did you know that...

  • We believe our school should be at the centre of our community. 
  • We are proud of our Social Justice and Eco-school activities which allow students to live their faith. 
  • At St. Mary School we believe that it is important to recognize the many talents and gifts of our students on an individual and group basis. Through our monthly Recognition Assemblies students are recognized for their commitment to our Catholic Virtues Project. 
  • We believe our students can contribute to making our school a safe and happy environment for all our community members. Through the Social Justice group and the Bible Buds (Catholic Youth Group)students are given an opportunity to act on their faith by developing an awareness of issues and acting on their beliefs.

School Statistics:


Student Enrolment

272

Number of Staff

27

School PTR

24.60

Special Programs

St. Mary's offers a wide variety of programs to students which include, D.A.R.E., and the Reading Dog Program. St. Mary's offers a Breakfast program 5 days a week, a Catholic Youth group (The Bible Buds), The Environmental Group and Social Justice Group.

Facility Highlights

St. Mary's is a fully accessible school with a ramp and an elevator. We also have a Snoezelen Room which supports the needs of our students living with Autism.

Students at St. Mary's come from a large geographical area including the communities of Campbellford, Hastings, Havelock, Warkworth, and Wooler


Bell Times

Each school day has the following schedule: 
 
Time Event
8:20 A.M Supervision
8:35 A.M. Entry Bell
10:00 A.M. - 10:15 A.M Recess
11:40 A.M. - 12:40 P.M. Lunch
2:05 P.M. - 2:20 P.M. Recess
 3:05 P.M. Dismissal 


Parish Information

St. Mary Catholic Elementary School is a welcoming community with a mission to assist all students to achieve their spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional potential in a caring environment.

Academic programs at St. Mary's exist within a spiritual orientation based on the Catholic faith. The tone of the school reflects a theme of respect and responsibility, a collaborative approach to problem solving, and a community focus made up of students, staff, parents, parish, and the wider community. You can read our Catholic Graduate Expectations (CGE) for additional information.

The school comes together to celebrate monthly school masses with its affiliated parish, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and with the spiritual guidance of our pastor- Fr. Jean-Pierre Pilon.

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
21 Centre St. 
PO Box 599 
Campbellford, 
Ontario 
Telephone: 705-653-1093