St. Mary’s School students had the option of participating in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Essay Competition. Conducted nationwide, the Patriot’s Pen is a VFW-sponsored youth essay competition that gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s Patriot’s Pen essay asked students to describe “The America I Believe In….” Students were asked to think hard about the America they believe in and, in 300 – 400 words, articulate what makes our nation unique and great. We are so impressed with the sentiments shared by our students and proudly announce that Genevieve Robinson’s essay won first place. In her essay, Genevieve wrote, “We have a country in which our differences are celebrated instead of discouraged. Our different talents can be utilized to build a better, stronger nation.” Commander Mickey Vickery, U.S. Army Infantry visited Mrs. Sasser’s 7th grade class to present the certificate along with a $100.00 check. Winners from the local competitions are submitted to the district and potentially the national level. Good Luck, Genevieve!
What a precious, wonderful school! They truly are a family. The students are greeted every morning by name as they enter the door! We love the school’s laid back atmosphere with the focus on academic learning and being a Christian family. We have enjoyed our St. Mary’s experience!
We are so thankful for St. Mary’s School. The teachers and staff are caring, compassionate and there for our children. We chose St. Mary’s for the outstanding academics and we received so much more. The School develops the whole person. Our children have gained morals and values that will be with them forever and carry them throughout life. They look forward to school every day and miss school during the holidays. I am very grateful to St. Mary’s for the gift they have given our family.
St. Mary’s is one of the best decisions my wife and I have made. The education and faith-filled, family environment is second to none. I look forward to the following four years to watch my kids grow at this wonderful school. I pray that all families be as blessed as we have been thus far to have the opportunity to be a St. Mary’s family.
My daughter attends St. Mary’s Catholic School – Oak Ridge, TN. We’ve been thoroughly pleased with the warm and loving environment and the amazing presence of the Dominican Sisters. We find the education to be top notch – even when weighed against other private schools in the area.
St. Mary’s is the best school in Oak Ridge. The teachers are wonderful. My children love their teachers and classmates. I am so very grateful for St. Mary’s School.
We have two boys who attend here…one
in 2nd grade and one in the pre-k program. I could not be happier with the education they are receiving. I ❤️❤️❤️St.M ary’s and all of the teachers who make this school so AWESOME! I feel like a must give a special shout-out to the pre-k program… our oldest did not attend pre-k because we did not live in Oak Ridge at the time…I wish that he would have been able to attend. Our 4 year old is writing out names, numbers, learning Spanish, and drawing like there’s n…
St. Mary’s Oak Ridge is a warm and welcoming place that is well situated for the highest level of education. The classes are small enough to allow one on one interaction between the children and the teachers. The school’s approach to education enables all levels of learning to be incorporated in the classes. The interaction between our school and the public school system to facilitate their resources to benefit the education of our children is outstanding.