We enter to learn, we leave to achieve.

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At St. Mary’s Academy, we educate our students to become Christ-centered, global-minded students positioned to pursue and achieve personal and professional goals for the 21st century. Your child will learn through inquiry-based processes, allowing our teachers to build on each student’s curiosity. In this student-centered approach, our teachers help your child create a framework of questioning so that through investigating scenarios, data analysis, and the communication of findings, your child increases information-processing skills and intellectual engagement.

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  • Smart, ViewSonic ViewBoard Interactive Display in all classrooms
  • Learning and Resource support
  • Athletic, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, STEM, and summer enrichment and athletic camps and programs
  • Extended Care Program for before and after school care
  • Small class sizes in a safe environment
  • Orton-Gillingham certified/trained literacy and language arts teachers (PK-8)
  • Certified teachers who are Global Educator trained
  • STEM curriculum implemented in a cross-circular manner in all lower and middle school subjects.
  • Center for Innovation, a multi-use educational STEM center

Discover our Core Values

Magnifying Virtuous living

MAGNIFYING Diversity & Inclusion

MAGNIFYING Servant Leadership

MAGNIFYING Academic EXCELLENCE

Magnifying Intentional Discipleship

Our mission and vision

Through integrating academic and formative efforts, St. Mary’s Academy provides a unique Catholic learning experience and college-prep education that equips our students to be Christ-centered, life-long learners and global-minded productive members of their communities.  Inspired by our Catholic pedagogical traditions, we place the individual learner at the center of the learning process – body, mind, and soul.

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2022

St. Mary’s Academy opened its doors to the community in August 2022.
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2021

In the spring of 2021 and with the blessing of Archdiocese of Atlanta's Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer, OFM Conv., the Office of Catholic Schools Superintendent, Hal Plummer, oversaw a new vision for Our Lady of Victory and Our Lady of Mercy schools. From this vision sprang forth St. Mary’s Academy, the first archdiocesan PK-12 Catholic school, allowing families to have their children under one roof for the school day and allowing teachers and coaches to coordinate efforts across the entire educational journey was part of this vision.
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2000

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School opened its doors to students grades 9-12 in Fayetteville, Georgia.
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1999

Our Lady of Victory school opened its doors to students grades K -8 in Tyrone, Georgia.
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1997

In March 1997, Archbishop John Francis Donoghue launched the “Building the Church for Tomorrow” capital campaign to raise funds to build new churches and much-needed Catholic schools in the northern and southern suburbs of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Two of the sites chosen were Tyrone and Fayetteville.

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