Welcome from the Principal

St. Mary School is a TK through 8th grade Catholic elementary school located in Walnut Creek, CA. The school was founded in 1960 by the Sisters of Providence to provide a rich tradition of educating future leaders. With the support of the St. Mary School community, this tradition continues where students form their moral compass, achieve their highest academic potential, and serve others to create a better world.

At St. Mary School, we offer a robust academic program and a faith-filled community service focus for our 21st century learners. We provide an innovative learning environment, various types of enrichment programs such as Art, Spanish, and music, a challenging curriculum, and the caring commitment of the teachers and staff. Students receive support through differentiated instruction, a one to one technology device program, a learning center, study skills classes, a counseling program, and instructional assistants in all grades. These are some of the reasons why our families continue to partner with us to assist the St. Mary School mission.

We believe children thrive in a joyful, safe, Christ-centered and nurturing environment. It is our mission to guide and support our students as they become lifelong learners, spiritual leaders and accomplish their current and future goals.

I invite you to visit our school and see this hidden gem in Walnut Creek!


Mr. Garrett Padia


gpadia@ csdo.org