Our Report Card
Our Principal and Faculty
Great schools have strong leadership and experienced, dedicated faculty. St. Mary of the Hills Principal, Ms. Lisa Fasano, offers 7 years of leadership experience and a certificate of advanced graduate studies in educational leadership from Cambridge College. Our faculty members have an average of 12 years of teaching experience and are certified in the State of Massachusetts by the Department of Education. They are professionals who seek to share the love of learning with their students. The results of our faculty’s dedication and experience can be seen everyday in our classrooms and in the accomplishments of our students as they move on from St. Mary of the Hills.
St. Mary of the Hills students excel at standardized testing, and the curriculum meets or exceeds the curriculum frameworks established by the Massachusetts Department of Education. St. Mary of the Hills School students score higher in the content areas of Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies and in their Total Score among Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Boston. Against the national average, St. Mary of the Hills students score in the 78 percentile in Reading, 71 percentile in Language, and 75 percentile in Math (based on 2009 TerraNova scores). In 2010 our standardized test was changed to the Stanford 10.
FAITH AND VALUES
The mission of Saint Mary of the Hills School is based on the core belief that through hard work, encouragement, and support both at home and school each child can realize and recognize his or her unique potential. Our community is devoted to the joy of learning and the gift of giving back. Our students are rounded in their Catholic faith and inspired by their love of Our Lord.
Students participate in monthly liturgies, the Last Supper, Stations of the Cross, May Crowning, and class retreats. In addition, the teachers participate in monthly faculty prayer services and a yearly retreat.
Community involvement is a quality of our school. Every student, parent, and teacher at St. Mary of the Hills School is given opportunities to celebrate service; our students give back through First Friday letters to Homebound Parishioners, the annual Connie Harrington Read-a-thon, and school-wide food drives.
St. Mary of the Hills Mission is to foster an enthusiasm for lifelong learning and a positive sense of self-esteem within our students. Recent graduates were accepted to the following high schools: Archbishop Williams High School, Arlington Catholic High School, Belmont Hill High School, Boston College High School, Boston Latin Academy, Boston Latin School, Boston Trinity Academy, Cardinal Spellman High School, Catholic Memorial, Fontbonne Academy, Milton Academy, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Notre Dame Academy, Roxbury Latin, St. Sebastian’s, Thayer Academy, Trinity Catholic, Ursuline Academy, Xaverian Brothers High School.
St. Mary of the Hills School students are now attending or have graduated from the following colleges: Babson College, Bentley College, Boston College, Bryant College, Brown University, Curry College, Fairfield University, Fordham University, Harvard University, Holy Cross College, New York University, Providence College, St. Michael's College, University of New Hampshire, Yale University.