St. Mary School, Ridgefield
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Introduction by Anna O'Rourke, Principal

St. Mary School
183 High Ridge Avenue
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Contacts

Anna O'Rourke
Principal
orourkea@smsridgefield.org

Monica Harron
Administrative Assistant
harronm@smsridgefield.org

Amy Dowding
Director of Advancement
dowdinga@smsridgefield.org

Welcome to Saint Mary School! We are delighted that you are considering joining the Saint Mary Family!

We are a Preschool-Grade 8 Catholic school, located in beautiful Ridgefield, Connecticut. We serve students from Ridgefield, as well as 20 neighboring towns in CT and NY. We operate under the guidelines and policies of the Diocese of Bridgeport and follow their curriculum maps.

Work Hard, Be Kind, and Smile! This is our motto at Saint Mary School, and it drives everything we do. You will hear our principal remind students each day at the end of morning prayers and announcements. You will see it depicted in each of our classrooms. More importantly, you will see students embody the commitment to learning, the joy of practicing their faith, and the kindness that grows from a nurturing community. We are truly a mission-driven school.

"We want our boys to go out into the world and be successful, but more importantly, to be good human beings. Saint Mary School offers great academics, while simultaneously putting a focus on values, emotional intelligence, and the independence required to be successful in high school and beyond. Our children are valued as individuals at Saint Mary School and the SMS family builds their confidence by showing them that they are valued members of and contributors to the SMS community." -Parents '23, '25, '27, John and Bridget Dunleavy

"Saint Mary School is a warm inviting academic environment. The preschool program is professionally organized and strikes the perfect balance between learning and fun." -Preschool Parent, Sarah Panagiotidis