About Us

A Virtuous Life


Welcome to St. Mary of the Assumption School—Brookline’s only Catholic school for children in grades PreK–8. Established as a parish elementary school in 1899, today St. Mary’s balances a personal, values-based curriculum with foundational academic disciplines. Religious instruction, art, music, and physical education combine with core subjects to help students actualize a virtuous life and find success in a complex world.  


St. Mary’s prides itself on its rich tradition of Catholic education that supports and guides students with intentional academic and moral development. A diverse community welcomes families representing 25 different languages who appreciate the School’s “sweet spot” size—a small family-like culture with opportunities that are usually found only in larger schools. This intentional learning environment comes without social pressure and comes without a private school price tag. 


St. Mary’s teachers and staff enliven an engaging, values-centric program that lays the foundations for a virtuous life.