About St. Marys Middle School

Our Vision

The faculty and staff at St. Marys Middle School are committed to the educational success of middle school students in preparation for graduation, achievement of lifelong goals, and contributions to society.

Our Mission

SMMS will ensure educational excellence in a safe and nurturing environment to prepare students for success in rigorous high school courses and ultimately, for graduation, transition to college, technical training or the workplace in order to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.More

Our Beliefs

  • Everyone can learn.

  • Education is a major building block for success.

  • Education is the shared responsibility of the school personnel, students, parents, and community.

  • Accountability is essential and applies to everyone.

  • Everyone deserves a safe learning environment.

  • Strength comes from diversity of people, resources, and programs.

  • Effective operations ensure a quality environment.

  • Students have the right to a highly qualified, motivated, and talented teacher who holds high expectations.

  • Progress comes from willingness to change.

  • Everyone will be a good steward of entrusted educational resources.

Our Philosophy

Because we recognize that the early adolescent years are a transitional period in which boys and girls possess unique characteristics and needs, the middle schools have adopted the following philosophy and objectives.

The pre-adolescent period is a distinct and crucial period of individual development—physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally and aesthetically. As the student passes through this period of all –encompassing and powerful changes, he/she is faced with the task of making significant progress toward becoming an independent person, of learning to work with others, and of organizing his/her knowledge of the world around him/her. Assuming the uniqueness of this period of human growth and development, a period characterized by immense variability among learners, we recognize the need to provide for the students in Camden County an educational program focusing on the individual child in his transition from childhood to adolescence.

The Middle School seeks to provide for pre- and early-adolescents a program that is relevant both to the student’s individual needs and to the demands of society in a world where there is constant change and a rapidly expanding body of knowledge. Our goal is to assist in the continuing development of self-directing individuals. The Middle School must provide an educational environment in which the child has opportunities for success. Such an environment must facilitate communication and interaction and afford opportunities for meeting interpersonal needs.


Profile

Dr. Angela McManigal, Principal

School:  One of two public middle schools in Camden County, offering a comprehensive curriculum (6-8) with a variety of classes for both College Preparatory and Career Technology Preparatory

School Mascot:  Bobcats

School Colors:  Red, White and Navy Blue

Enrollment:     6th Grade:  331      7th Grade:  321      8th Grade:  316      Total:    968

Class Periods:     There are 5 blocks throughout the day: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies & Connections.  Each grade is divided into teams with each group of students rotating between their team's teachers. Connections classes consist of two, 40-minute classes with a wide variety of subjects.

Marking Period:  Two 18-week semesters, with report cards issued every 9 weeks