About About About St. Mary’s School Our Mission SMS Staff School Board St. Mary’s Church Diocese of Belleville FAQs St. Mary's Catholic School in Mt. Carmel Illinois, has been serving the Catholic community for over 100 years. It is a school that is rich in history and traditions. St. Mary's is accredited by the State of Illinois and the Diocese of Belleville. Currently, St. Mary's serves the Catholic parishes in Wabash County and the community of Mt. Carmel. We have approximately 140 students in grades Preschool–8 who come to us not only from our regional parishes but from the surrounding area as well St. Mary's Catholic School provides and supports quality education in the tradition of the Catholic Church for all who seek it. The faith community is dedicated to the development of the whole person spiritually, academically, creatively, physically, emotionally, and socially – all through the teachings of Jesus Christ. Our students live their faith each day through daily prayer, special liturgies, service projects. All students, Preschool through grade 8, receive religious instruction on a daily basis. The students, teachers, and staff all follow the Code of ethics and moral values that reminds us of how we should live our lives every day. Each year, a religious theme is selected to help students and faculty focus on a particular topic. We hope that you will take some time to explore our website which provides information about our strong spiritual and academic programs, our social activities, volunteer opportunities, and sports program. But the only way to truly experience the spirit of our students, the dedication of our teachers, and the enthusiasm of our parents, is to visit our school in person. Hopefully, you will have a chance to do just that in the very near future and learn a little bit more about what St. Mary’s has to offer.