Since 1977, St. Mary's Episcopal School has provided our community a loving, caring, Christian environment in which to educate young children while experiencing carefully planned steady growth. Just 10 years ago, in 2003, we began building on our current campus in order to move-in prior to the 2004-05 school year. Since that time, St. Mary’s has continued to experience a powerful transformation.
Founded and built on the Episcopal tradition of excellence in education, our 51-acre campus has been developed to include a wide variety of outdoor learning opportunities unique to the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Our campus features hiking trails and ponds where students are given the opportunity to supplement their formal, classroom education. As the students become older, they begin to understand how interdependent our ecosystems are and how personal responsibility and science play a vital role in preserving God’s creation. This becomes an important platform for teaching science, math and even writing skills.
No other school campus can offer students the opportunity to interact with their natural surrounding like St. Mary’s. Our school was one of the first to add an outdoor classroom (adjacent to Taylor Hall) where students have the opportunity to study math, science, music, fine arts and language arts in an area designed by our teachers to promote interaction with nature. This safe enclosed space is not a playground but rather a bridge from the indoor classroom to our short grass prairie setting.
We have completed a third school expansion project, which accommodated the extension to our school’s K through 8 model. Additionally, our campus was improved and now includes both a first class Little League field and a field designed for youth Football, Soccer and Lacrosse. Upcoming master plans include a gymnasium, multimedia room, stage and new music room. With our prior successes and forward-momentum, one can imagine why we are so excited about the possibilities for our next 12 years on this campus.