Principal's Message

St. Mary – St. Joseph School

35 Valley Street, Willimantic, CT 06226

Phone: 860-423-8479 Fax: 860-423-8365

Miss Abby L. Demars, Principal

Welcome to the St. Mary – St. Joseph School Website!

While our new web site captures the highlights of our wonderful school, it does not afford you the opportunity to fully experience the remarkable school climate at St. Mary – St. Joseph (SMSJ) School where the expression of love and respect for one another is continually witnessed each day. We have an extremely dedicated faculty and staff who foster a learning environment second-to-none! The relationship between school and home is extremely important for the success of any student, and we strive to be a continuum of the home by providing a family-like atmosphere where Christ is our moral compass.

Our students all study the core academic subjects of language arts (including English, vocabulary, and writing), mathematics, science, and social studies. Students also have the opportunity to study religion everyday. At SMSJ School, we are fortunate to be able to provide specials classes once a week for all students, Pre-K through 8th grade. These classes of Art, Music, Physical Education, and Technology are not viewed as frills. Rather, we see these classes as outlets for the students, but, more importantly, they are designed to serve as reinforcement of the development of cognitive skills, gross and fine motor skills, and teamwork. In addition, our students in Kindergarten through grade 5 have Spanish as a special each week, and our middle school (grades 6-8) students have Spanish as an academic subject three (3) times per week.

The best way to experience all we have is to come for a visit. We welcome you to call or e-mail to schedule a time to visit the school as a prospective parent, a curious community member, or an alum who wants to walk down memory lane. We also offer Shadow Days for students who are considering enrolling in SMSJ School. Saint Mother Teresa said, “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” I guarantee, no matter the reason for your visit, you will be greeted with a smile and will fall in love with SMSJ School!

God Bless!

Keep the faith!


Miss Demars