Welcome to the NEW St. Mary School Alumni page!
St. Mary School has a rich history of providing Catholic education in Fairfield County for over a century. In 1847, Fr. Young, Pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption, asked Eliza Gillespie to start a parochial school for the parish. She became the first teacher at St. Mary and instructed older students. A second teacher was then hired to instruct younger students. The first St. Mary School building was opened on September 7, 1907 and continues to serve as part of the school today. By 1929 a newer facility was built, which initially served as the St. Mary High School and graduated 27 students in its inaugural year. To date, it is estimated that St. Mary School has “graduated” over 2,700 students.
Our alumni represent an invaluable piece of our school history and our community! We look forward to keeping in touch with them and celebrating their achievements!
If you are an alumni of St. Mary, please update your information and provide a testimonial below!
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Carlton Rider Distinguished Alumni Award
The Carlton Rider Distinguished Alumni Award was established by the St. Mary School Advisory Board in 2012 to honor proud St. Mary alumni, Mr. Carlton Rider, who taught at St. Mary for 25 years and then served as Principal for 17 years. The Carlton Rider Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to a past graduate of St. Mary who embodies the Catholic-Christian values that St. Mary School instills in its students. The recipient is someone that the current and future St. Mary student body can look to as an example, and who lives their faith for the Church and for the greater community.
Past recipients of the Carlton Rider Distinguished Alumni Award;
2012 – Carlton Rider
2013 – John McGraw
2014 – Sarah Hart
2015 – Sr. Joanne Baltz
2016 – Tim Welsh