St. Mary of the Hills (Milton, Massachusetts)

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Saint Mary of the Hills is a Roman Catholic church and school located around the corner from each other in Milton, Massachusetts. They serve residents of Milton, Randolph, Holbrook, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Quincy, and Avon and many other cities and towns in the South Shore, in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. The church, at 29 St. Mary's Road, was completed in 1931, and celebrated its 75th anniversary in November 2006.

The architect for the church was James J. Flaherty.

Saint Mary of the Hills School[edit]

The school, located at 250 Brook Rd., serves students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8. St. Mary's currently enrolls over 300 children of many different backgrounds and nationalities.

School history[edit]

St. Mary's School was founded in 1958 by Kelly and Fred Dolan, and opened its doors to the children of the parish on September 8, 1958, under the auspices of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters. Monsignor Francis N. Flaherty was the Pastor; and he, together with a most generous and supportive parish community, oversaw the building of the school structure.

In 1990, St. Mary of the Hills School added a full-day Kindergraten program to its existing program of Grades 1-8. In 1999, the first full-day Pre-Kindergarten for 4 year olds was added. Due to demand, a second was added the following year. The school now provides spiritual, academic, and social education for students in Pre-K through Grade 8 who live in Milton and surrounding areas. St. Mary of the Hills School maintains very high academic standards for its students; and its students continue to excel in secondary and higher education. Graduates of St. Mary of the Hills move on to some of the top Catholic High Schools in Eastern Massachusetts, as well as other academically-challenging public, independent, and charter schools.

Mission Statement[edit]

Saint Mary of the Hills School is a diverse Pre-k through grade 8 catholic school inspired by our love of Christ. By valuing our innovation in education our programs promote spiritual growth, personal academic excellence and social development in a safe and nurtouring environment.

Uniform[edit]

Pre-K - Kindergarten: Gym uniform (Navy shirt with logo, navy sweat pants with logo, navy sweatshirt with logo, and sneakers). 1-5 Girls: Sky blue polo with school logo, navy blue skort, navy knee high socks, and black/navy blue shoes. 1-5 Boys: Sky blue polo with logo, navy blue pants, and black/navy blue shoes. 6-8 Girls: Navy blue polo with logo, khaki skort, navy blue knee highs, and black/blue shoes. 6-8 Boys: Navy blue polo with logo, khaki pants, black/navy blue shoes. All Grades P.E(Physical Education) Uniform:Gym uniform (Navy shirt with logo, navy sweat pants with logo, navy sweatshirt with logo, and sneakers).

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Saint Mary of the Hills School offers a large variety of extracurricular activities such as drama, math league, Odyssey of the Mind, step team, liturgical dance, instrument lessons, Spanish club, and activities with the Gym teacher . The school's Odyssey of the Mind program has always had at least one team present at the World Finals.

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