I want to thank you for taking the time to visit the St. Mary's web site. It is my hope that as you navigate through the site you will learn more about our school, Spartan pride and our commitment to providing a values-based education to young men and women in grades six through twelve.
In 1881, Monsignor Strain, then-pastor of St. Mary's Parish, opened the doors for a grammar school designed to provide for the educational needs of children in the parish community. This year, we celebrate a milestone one hundred and thirty five years of Catholic education at St. Mary's, and though the school has gone through numerous changes in the last century and a half, Monsignor Strain's original vision of providing a Catholic education to young women and men from Lynn and other North Shore communities remains unchanged.
Through the years, St. Mary's has strived to fulfill that vision and we have done exceptionally well in providing a high quality, college preparatory Catholic educational experience for students grades 6–12. We provide state of the art technology, small class sizes, championship athletics and an award winning fine arts program. Our students are accepted to the best colleges and universities in the country, including Harvard, where three of our alumni are currently studying.
We are proud of our Catholic faith and heritage. The Catholic identity of this school is manifested in the way we operate and treat each other. Students of all faith traditions are welcomed and respected. Faculty, staff and students are expected to participate in various school liturgical celebrations and service programs such as Rachel's Challenge and March for Life. All students are required to take a diverse four-year program of religious study which include: Catholic Tradition, Christian Morality, Judeo-Christian Studies, World Religions, Scripture and Bio-Ethics.
Thanks to the leadership of our Board of Trustees, the talent and commitment of our faculty and staff, along with the extraordinary generosity of our alumni, friends and other benefactors, St. Mary's has become a leading institution for Catholic secondary education in greater Boston and we continue to grow.
Grace Cotter Regan, Head of School