To celebrate St. Joseph’s Week, each student in religion class reflected on what they appreciated about the mission of our school:
St. Mary’s Academy, a Catholic, private, college preparatory high school for young women, founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, shapes women of distinction who are committed to lifelong learning and service to the “dear neighbor”.
They wrote their reflections on pieces of “ lace” to symbolize the skill of lace making that The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet taught to young women hundreds of years ago in Le Puy, France. When they founded St. Mary’s Academy in 1889, the Sisters had the same mission- to empower and educate young women. The aim of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and the lay women and men of the faculty at St. Mary’s Academy is to educate young women to take an active part as Christians in society. It continues in this tradition to educate and guide young women toward maturity in an ever changing world.
See some student responses to our mission below.