St. Mary of the Annunciation School is a Catholic community of learners living the way of Christ. We instill discipleship, integrity and academic excellence in a safe, caring environment. Our mission is to educate faith-filled leaders for the future. St. Mary of the Annunciation School in Melrose is a pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade Catholic Elementary School in the Archdiocese of Boston. When the school first opened its doors in 1909, it was staffed by the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus. Today most of the staff is comprised of dedicated lay people who are committed to Catholic education. For more than a century, St. Mary’s School has provided its school community with faith formation, academic excellence and a rich history of tradition. The Archdiocesan curriculum guidelines, consistent with the Common Core State Standards, are followed for the teaching of all secular subject areas. The curriculum is marked by current content and fresh approaches to the methodology. There is an emphasis on principles rather than fact, and on learning through problem-solving rather than by precept. We strive to offer a program that makes use of many sources of reading materials, a wide variety of audio-visual and technology tools, and a multi-text approach to the content areas. The school's curriculum stresses academic achievement within a Christian community where each child feels that he/she is loved and respected by his/her peers and teachers. At St. Mary's, we attempt to "teach as Jesus did." St. Mary of the Annunciation School is a Catholic community of learners living the way of Christ. We instill discipleship, integrity and academic excellence in a safe, caring environment. Our mission is to educate faith-filled leaders for the future. We are faith-based education and provide a strong foundation We are a diverse and welcoming community Our teachers are committed to the success of their students We provide an academically rigorous program with high expectations We integrate technology in all that we do We teach to the whole student through arts and humanities The school environment is secure and protected We offer an extended day program, clubs and extracurricular activities St. Mary of the Annunciation School was accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges on June 23, 2016.