1200 South St. Lafayette, IN 47901 : 765.742.6302

About Us


Message from Principal, Mrs. Kim Delaney


Welcome to St. Mary Cathedral School! We invite you to learn about our school where teachers, support staff, parents and the community work together to educate the whole child – spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially. Christ is at the center of all we do. Students learn to treat each other with respect, to be responsible, and to be safe as we do our best every day to follow the example of Jesus in our lives.  Parent commitment is a valued part of our educational process as we work together to provide a positive, nurturing, student-centered environment.  Our team works to ensure that we are helping our children learn the skills to become leaders for tomorrow in our faith, our community, and our world. We provide a strong academic and faith foundation that will help each student meet their full potential and find success.

Kim Delaney

Students learn the academic and social skills necessary to become independent, responsible, life-long learners with a strong faith in God. We are a state accredited school, and as such we teach the standards required by the state of Indiana and we work to provide enrichment beyond those core standards.  Students learn to fully participate in their faith by helping to prepare and lead the weekly Liturgies and daily prayers. They participate in Adoration, Reconciliation, special prayer services, and learn to help others through acts of charity and service.  We are fortunate to have involved priests in our parish who visit the classroom weekly to teach and to provide an opportunity for our students to ask questions as they learn about our Catholic traditions. At St. Mary, we understand the importance of a well-rounded education. Our students participate in Physical Education and Music classes twice weekly, and Art, Guidance, and Technology classes are offered each week. Extra-curricular offerings include Scouts, Chess Club, Bricks4Kidz, KidzArt, and basketball. There is something for everyone!

Thank you for your interest in our school. Please feel free to visit our campus anytime. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.

Blessings,

Mrs. Kim Delaney, Principal

School Profile

Description

St. Mary Cathedral School provides a quality Catholic education for students in kindergarten through Grade 3 in a safe and supportive environment conducive to learning.

Enrollment

151 students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade.

Administration

Mrs. Kim Delaney, Principal
Rev. Jeff Martin, Pastor

Faculty

Principal, 11 classroom teachers, physical education teacher, music teacher, resource room, computer lab, counselor, Title I and enrichment. Classroom Teachers – 50% have Master’s degrees and all are State Certified.

Students

Student/teacher ratio is 21:1. Students come from the surrounding parishes in the Greater Lafayette area.  Open to non-Catholic students.

Accreditation Memberships

AdvancEd
First Class Accreditation by the State of Indiana
Member of Indiana Non-Public Education Association (INPEA)
Member of National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)

ISTEP+

Performance

Indiana State ranking of Exemplary Progress, highest ranking under the State of Indiana’s accountability system for K-12.

Daily Schedule

Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. and dismiss at 3:00 p.m.
Morning Kindergarten: 8:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

Spiritual Growth

Religious instruction in the Catholic Faith, daily prayer, Holy Mass twice a week, Sacramental Preparation in liturgical celebrations, Altar Servers, Family Life program, and Service Projects.

Curriculum

State-approved curriculum: Language Arts, Phonics, Math, Social Studies, Science, Penmanship, Art, Music, Physical Education, Substance Abuse, and AIDS Education. Basics skills are reinforced through the use of computers.

Enrichment

Spanish, Education Fair: Science & History, Media; Field Trips, Educational Contests, Music, Choir, Special Assemblies, Christian Schools Spelling and Math Competition, Annual Fall and Spring Music programs.

Technology

Computer Lab with 24 student IBM computers and 2-3 IBM computers in each classroom. Curriculum includes keyboarding, MS Application exposure, Kidspirtation, Kid Pix, Internet use and safety.  Automated Library System.

Special Services

Student Guidance Counselor, Greater Lafayette Area Special Services, Speech Therapist, Health Programs and Testing, Parent Volunteer Program, Remedial and Enrichment Programs, Rainbows for God’s Children, Title I Reading.

Extra-Curriculars

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts

Athletics

Intramural Basketball — Grades 1-3 Boys & Girls
Soccer—Boys and Girls through local Soccer programs
Little Gridiron Football—Grade 3

Transportation

No Catholic School System bus system.  The Lafayette School Corporation provides public school bus transportation in some areas of Lafayette. Call (765) 449-3293 for more information. Carpooling assistance is provided by the school office by providing names of families living in your general neighborhood.

Extended Care

St. Mary’s After School Care at St. Mary School
Monday—Friday 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
YWCA and YMCA provide bus service to and from St. Mary’s for their after school programs.

Parents

St. Mary/St. Boniface PTO. Projects are fundraising and social in nature including the Fall Festival, movie nights, teacher appreciation luncheons, etc.