St. Mary Catholic School
A Tradition of Excellence
St. Mary Catholic School was established October 3, 1891 so children could receive a Catholic Christian education. The original school was built with materials furnished by congregation members. Classes were held in the basement of the parish’s new church until our present school building was erected in 1906.
Throughout the decades following this modest beginning, St. Mary Catholic School continues to exist because parishioners and parents believe it is important for their children to be guided through their formative years in a school atmosphere conducive to spiritual as well as academic development.
St. Mary Catholic School remains committed, ensuring that each student receives the individual attention, sincere interest, respect, and assistance of his/her educator every day, making each child’s learning experience the very best available.
A Historic Learning Environment
We take great pride in the historic charm of our classic turn-of-the-century school house architecture which was originally constructed in 1906 and blessed by the Most Reverend J.J. Fox, Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay, that same year.
Major renovations to the building were performed in 2007 and 2008, including cleaning and re-tuck pointing the brick, new roof, windows, signage, and cupola with illuminated cross reminiscent of the original structure. The recently renovated wood work and classrooms create a beautiful atmosphere that is warm and inviting, not cold and institutional like so many new schools today.
The Most Reverend David Ricken, Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay, celebrated mass at St. Mary in Hilbert and blessed the newly renovated school on October 4, 2009. This was a historic, meaningful, and proud day indeed for our parish.
This high-tech facility features flat screen wireless computers and many software programs. SMART Boards, televisions, DVD players and additional computers are located in classrooms. Computer use is integrated across the curriculum. Students have supervised direct web access which enables them to connect to the global community. All children will become technology savvy.
Fr. Rallen Stencil Library
Students enjoy access to 4,000+ books appropriate to preschool through middle school. New books are purchased when desired. All children attend library weekly to check out books to take home. Our library was beautifully renovated and dedicated to Father Rallen Stencil in 2007. Father Stencil served our parish from 1987 to 2002 and is a dedicated supporter of our school. The library also serves as a meeting space for the Board of Education, faculty and staff.
Art & Spanish Room
St. Mary art room was renovated in 2010 to create a beautiful space for creativity for our students and staff. We believe that art is an important component for developing well-rounded students, nurturing talents, and enhancing learning. Art classes are provided weekly, and art projects are integrated into lessons across our curriculum.