St. Mary Parish School

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St. Mary Parish School
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9553 West Edgerton Avenue
Hales Corners, (Milwaukee County), Wisconsin 53130
United States
Type Private
Motto Belong. Believe. Achieve.
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) Mary, Mother of Jesus
Established 1954
Oversight Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Superintendent Kathleen A. Cepelka, Ph.D.
Principal Maria Schram
Staff 46
Grades 3K - 8th
Enrollment 426 (2016-2017)
Color(s) Navy blue and Gold         
Team name Royals
Accreditation The Wisconsin Nonpublic School Accrediting Association has awarded St. Mary Parish School, Hales Corners, the high standards of excellence required of all members of the WNSAA and has been accredited by the association.
Athletic director Joe Vanderhoef

St. Mary Parish School, founded by the School Sisters of St. Francis, held its first classes on September 8, 1954. Currently, 472 students are enrolled in grades 3K - 8th. The school's mission statement is: Celebrating spiritual growth while providing academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment".[1]


After raising $150,000 in pledges, construction of St. Mary's first school began in February 1953. The first school contained eight classrooms, a kitchen, and a hall. In addition, a convent was constructed to house the School Sisters of St. Francis who would be their first teachers. By 1960 an additional 10 classrooms were added.

About 1980, due to the decline in sisters, the convent was closed.[2]

In 2012, three students competed in the Future City Engineering Competition and won the national title.[3]

The school is successful due to the number of parents and community members who volunteer regularly.[4]

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  1. ^ St. Mary Parish,"General Information." St. Mary Parish School. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Mar. 2014.
  2. ^ St. Mary Parish, "St. Mary History - The 1900'S." St. Mary Catholic Faith Community. N.p., 24 Apr. 2013. Web. 7 Mar. 2014.
  3. ^ Future City, Romano, Candace. "Hales Corners students rule in city of the future." Hales Corners students rule in city of the future. 06 Mar. 2012. Journal Interactive. 19 Mar. 2014 <>.
  4. ^ Catholic Hearld , McGillis, Kathleen. "At-home Dad Generous in Care for Parish." Catholic Herald. 17 Jan. 2013. 19 Mar. 2014 <>.

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