St. Mary's High School (Stockton, California)
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|Saint Mary's High School|
5648 North El Dorado Street
|Type||Private, Roman Catholic, Co-educational, College-Preparatory|
|Motto||Veritas ∙ Caritas ∙ Tenui Nec Dimitam|
(Truth ∙ Charity ∙ I have taken hold and will not let go.)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Oblates of St. Francis de Sales|
|Patron saint(s)||Mary Queen of Angels, St. Francis de Sales|
|Founder||Rev. William O'Connor, Charles Webber (Stockton Founder)|
|School district||Diocese of Stockton|
|Authority||SMHS Board of Directors|
|Superintendent||Marian deGroot Graham|
|Student to teacher ratio||28/1|
|Campus size||25 acres (100,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Hunter Green and White|
|Slogan||"Be who you are and be that well." –St. Francis de Sales|
|Sports||Tri-City Athletic League. Division 1–3|
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Tuition||$8,500 Catholic, $8,900 Non-Catholic|
Saint Mary's High School (SMHS), founded in 1876, is a Roman Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory school in Stockton, California. The school is under the canonical jurisdiction of the Diocese of Stockton and sponsored by the Salesian order of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales priests and brothers (Toledo–Ohio Province). The school is a member of the College Board and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and by the Western Catholic Education Association.
St. Mary's roots go back to 1876 when St. Agnes Academy opened as a boarding and free day school for girls, grades 1–12. The faculty then consisted of seven Dominican Sisters and 95 students. Since that beginning, St. Mary's growth has been reflected in the need to change locations five times to its present location of 25 acres (100,000 m2) on North El Dorado Street. A separate corporation sole within the Diocese of Stockton, St. Mary's is a co-ed secondary school that has a student body of 926 and a faculty and support staff totaling over 110.
St. Mary's High School has had a religious presence of Priests, Brothers, and Sisters throughout its history. The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael have been joined by the Brothers of Mary, a number of Franciscan Friars, diocesan priests, the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales.
Lay men and women have contributed to the strengthening of the school's curriculum. The faculty teach in 10 disciplines, offering over 130 courses in theology, English, social studies, mathematics, physical education, science, computer resources, foreign languages, business and vocational arts, and fine arts. There are also 27 cocurricular activities and teams in 15 sports.[non-primary source needed]
Located on 25 acres (10 ha) are five classroom buildings, a cafeteria, student store, two gymnasiums, a football field, track facilities, and baseball and soccer fields all located within the Thompson Sports Complex. There is a residence on campus for the priests and brothers associated with the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales (Toledo–Ohio Province). The Cortopassi Aquatics Center, which opened September 2007, is home for the St. Mary's Aquatic Sports Program. The Chase Family Fitness Center, a 14,000 square feet (1,300 m2) weight-training facility, supplements the Sprague Family Athletic Building.
The school enrollment is usually under 1,000. Approximately 81% of the student body identify themselves as Catholic. The faculty consists of 4 religious (Priests, Brothers, and Sisters) and 110 lay teachers and support staff. The student–faculty ratio is 24/1 with the average classroom size being 25.
There are ten departments at St. Mary's from which students choose their required and elective courses: Theology, English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Physical Education & Health, Science, Computer, Foreign Language, and Fine Arts. In addition, students may take courses for high school and college credit at San Joaquin Delta Community College or University of the Pacific.
Advanced Placement courses are offered in American Literature, English Literature, Chemistry, European History, U.S. History, U.S. Government, Psychology, Calculus and Biology. Honors courses are offered in Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, English, Geometry/Trigonometry, Physical Science, Pre-Calculus and World Literature.
As part of the religious focus of the school, each student is required to participate in a Community Service program upon graduation.
Admission to St. Mary's is selective and based on a placement test, previous school record and recommendation. Transfer students are accepted on an individual basis after consideration of their high school transcripts and interviews. St. Mary's draws students from 64 local elementary and junior high schools.
St. Mary's hosts clubs and organizations focusing on creativity, leadership, scholarship, and service. Student athletes compete in the Tri-City Athletic Association in football, volleyball, water polo, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, cross-country, track, swimming/diving, badminton, and golf.
Saint Mary's High School features two main bands (jazz and symphonic) who play throughout the area and the state at competitions such as The Lincoln Band Review and The Heritage Festival in Anaheim, California.
- Barry Enright, Major League Baseball pitcher
- Chelsea Gray, professional basketball player for WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks
- Von Hayes, former MLB outfielder, All-Star
- Kyle Jensen, Major League Baseball player
- Ty Kelly, American-Israeli Major League Baseball player
- Doug Martin, running back for NFL's Oakland Raiders
- Pete Morelli, NFL referee, Saint Mary's President
- Mark Payne, professional basketball player
- Gary Podesto, businessman, former Stockton mayor
- Ed Sprague, Jr., former MLB third baseman, All-Star
- Mitch Walding, MLB third baseman
Notes and references
- WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05.College Board
- "History". www.saintmaryshighschool.org. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
- "Barry Enright Stats, Fantasy & News". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
- "Chelsea Gray Bio". goduke.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
- "Von Hayes Stats | Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
- "Kyle Jensen Stats | Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
- The Record. "Local Roundup: Kelly gets the call to the major leagues". recordnet.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
- "Pete Morelli NFL Official Statistics | Pro-Football-Reference.com". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
- "UCDAVISAGGIES.com Mark Payne Bio :: UC Davis Official Athletic Site :: Men's Basketball". Retrieved 2018-02-25.
- Writer, David Siders,Record Staff. "His days as mayor done, Gary Podesto leaves Stockton with". recordnet.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
- "Ed Sprague Stats | Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.