Father Joseph Monahan came to St. Mary Parish in 1986. He envisioned an additional six classrooms, an art room and computer lab, and a multi-purpose room which would double as a school cafeteria. These projects were completed in 1993, and as changing times demanded smaller classes, the school enrolled 650 students on the two campuses, with approximately 24 students per class and three classes per grade level.
Under the direction of Father David Blue Jacket, a major renovation to the Church was undertaken and dedicated on March 25, 2001, and a new
In 2007, Archbishop Chaput invited the Disciples of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary to Colorado, placing St. Mary Catholic Church and School under their care. The Disciples are a religious order of the Catholic Church. The Disciples initially formed in 1987 in Madrid, Spain and were canonically recognized as a Religious Institute of the Diocesan Right in 2002. Currently, the pastor of St. Mary Parish and School is Fr. Javier Nieva. The school chaplain is Fr. Juan Espino. For more information on the Disciples, please visit their webpage: http://www.dcjm.org/en/.
Presently, St. Mary School is one of the largest Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Denver with approximately 470 students. Both the 3-year-old and 4-year-old Preschool programs have a maximum of eighteen students per class. From Kindergarten through eighth grade, there are two classes per grade level with a maximum of 26 students per class.