Mission & Values

Mission Statement of St. Mary’s Academy

St. Mary’s Academy provides an education within the Catholic tradition, nurturing the potential of each person, while teaching respect and responsibility for all God’s creation.

Mission Statement of St. Peter’s Parish

We believe the Mission of St. Peter’s, The Dalles, is to worship, to serve God as a Catholic Community, and to allow His Spirit freely to unite our Parish and society. We accomplish this vision by sharing His message of love, forgiveness and hope, and by caring, instructing, and witnessing in the Spirit of His Love.

Philosophy Statement

In cooperation with family, St. Mary’s Academy is a faith community within the Catholic tradition. Our belief in God and in the teaching of Jesus acknowledges the worth and dignity of each person. We are dedicated to creating a learning environment in which every person’s potential may be discovered and developed. We believe in developing the values of service and stewardship.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

St. Mary’s Academy, the Parish School of St. Peter’s Church, The Dalles, Oregon, of the Diocese of Baker, admits students of both sexes and of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, to all rights, privileges, programs and activities which are generally accorded to students at school.

We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, or scholarship programs.

We adhere to this same policy of non-discrimination in regard to the employment of both certified and classified members of the school staff and related services.