About Us


Welcome from the Principal

Welcome to St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School!  Our school is a vibrant and thriving community committed to living the mission and tradition of Catholic education.

At St. Mary School, each child is given the gift of a Catholic education rich in FAITH, ACADEMICS, and SERVICE.  We value meaningful character formation, where each child is known, respected, encouraged and loved.   Faith is the foundation of all things in our community where virtue, excellence, and discipleship are emphasized and valued.

The St. Mary School curriculum emphasizes development of the whole child,  while challenging our students to become the best version of themselves.   Our outstanding faculty motivates and empowers our students to think critically and become 21st century leaders.   We combine a solid academic experience with an environment that nurtures the heart, mind, and spirit of each child.   Recognizing individual learning styles, we work together to help every student succeed.

I invite you to learn more about St. Mary School:  our mission, campus, programs and commitment to creating a faith-filled community where Christ’s light shines.

God Bless,

Mrs. Tracey Schmidt



Our Mission

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School is a Catholic school in the Diocese of Oakland, which educates children in the Catholic FAITH and nurtures their minds, bodies, and souls, INSPIRING them to live the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ, achieve their highest ACADEMIC and creative potential, and actively SERVE and enrich the COMMUNITY.


Our Philosophy

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School is a faith-based community consisting of clergy, staff, parents, and students who work together to foster the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. In partnership with parents, the school is committed to academic excellence and to educating the whole child: spiritually, academically, socially, physically and culturally.

The school provides a safe, secure, and welcoming environment that promotes a sense of self-worth and an acceptance of others as children of God. Each child is a unique gift from God with unlimited potential making the primary mission to nurture and develop students who are lifelong learners, independent thinkers, globally aware citizens, helpful and respectful individuals, and thoughtful Catholic leaders. 


WCEA Accredited

St. Mary Catholic School in Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Bay Area is proud to be an WCEA-WASC accredited academic institution. Further information about this accreditation can be found in the attached documents.

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