What are the hours of a typical school day?
The school day at St. Mary’s lasts from 8:00 am until 2:15 for our Early Childhood Education Program and until 2:25 for our Kindergarten through Grade 8. There is free Early Morning Care for all students starting at 7:30 am and a comprehensive Extended Day program after school.
Is there an Extended Day Program?
Yes, St. Mary’s offers every family enrolled at school the opportunity to utilize the comprehensive Extended Day program after the school day. To learn more please visit our Extended Day page, found here.
Does the school serve lunch?
St. Mary’s has partnered with the Brookline Public School system to offer hot lunch available for free to every student enrolled at St. Mary’s.
Do the students wear uniforms?
All students at St. Mary’s wear the assigned uniform for their grade level. Students are required to be in uniform during the school day unless there is a Dress Down Day. Land’s End is our uniform provider and we provide information on how to purchase our uniform to all enrolling families.
Is there transportation available to get students to and from school?
St. Mary’s is located on several bus lines and in between the Brookline Village and Coolidge Corner T stops. Many students walk or bike to school and families drive their children to school. Currently, we do not offer school bus transportation to St. Mary’s.
What athletic programs are offered?
St. Mary’s is proud to offer interscholastic Cross Country and Basketball for students from Grade 4 – Grade 8. We also offer inter-mural after school sports clubs in Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, and Dance.
Where do the families of St. Mary of the Assumption School live?
St. Mary of the Assumption School families come from many surrounding communities such as Brookline, Newton, Chestnut Hill, Jamaica Plain, Fenway, Dorchester, Back Bay, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Brighton, Somerville, Cambridge and Watertown.
Do we need to be Catholic to attend St. Mary’s?
Our identity as a Roman Catholic school is an integral element of our mission and culture at St. Mary of the Assumption School. Nearly half of our school identifies as Catholic, we pray together, attendance Mass together, and engage in a mandatory Religion class. We believe that religious diversity enriches our students and teachers and welcome families of all religious backgrounds.
What high schools do students attend after Saint Mary’s?
St. Mary of the Assumption School students matriculate to many public, exam, independent, and Catholic schools in the Boston area and New England. Students matriculate to schools such as Boston College High School, Brookline High School, Boston Latin School, Boston Latin Academy, Catholic Memorial School, Fontbonne Academy, Newton Country Day School, Malden Catholic High School, Miss Hall’s School, and Xaverian Brothers High School.
How are families involved?
We welcome parent involvement at St. Mary’s! We have several opportunities for families to volunteer in the activities of the school.
Is financial aid available?
St. Mary of the Assumption School is dedicated to providing need based financial aid to improve the accessibility of our school. We believe that Catholic education should be provided to every family that seeks it. To that end, St. Mary’s has multiple resources to provide financial aid to students enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 8.
Due to generations of prudent stewardship and management, St. Mary’s is able to provide a limited amount of financial aid to families from our own funds.
The Catholic Schools Foundation has been a partner of St. Mary’s for decades in providing financial aid assistance for income eligible families to provide a Catholic education to their children.
The St. Vincent De Paul Society of St. Mary of the Assumption parish is committed to providing financial support to income eligible families seeking financial aid.