In partnership with the Disciples of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, St. Mary’s School participates in an international exchange program with students from the Stella Maris School in Madrid, Spain. This program deepens the students’ understanding of other cultures, hones our students' Spanish language skills while providing practice for Stella Maris students to speak English, and encourages friendships between Spanish and American students. In addition to hosting several students from Stella Maris at St. Mary during the academic year, St. Mary School also sends students to Spain each year. The entire student body benefits from the close relationship between St. Mary School and Stella Maris School. St. Mary students are assigned “pen pals” from Stella Maris and write to their Spanish counterparts several times during the school year. In our classrooms, the students Skype with a partner class at Stella Maris, often to share cultural celebrations. Finally, St. Mary’s boasts an excellent Spanish language program, made even stronger by the participation of Stella Maris students.
To learn more about the St. Mary School Exchange Program, click here.