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About Us

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Our History


St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School was founded in the fall of 1964 by the women of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Bellville, Texas, under the leadership of the Rev. H. Donald Keeling, Jr.  The first Head of School and teacher of St. Mary’s School was Mrs. Hugh (Cora) Keeling, who served from 1964 until her retirement in 1976.  The first class Mrs. Keeling taught in 1964 had five students, all four years of age.  By the end of the first school year, St. Mary’s served twenty students between the Kindergarten and four year olds, with the help of an additional teacher.

In the years since Cora Keeling’s retirement, St. Mary’s has been led by a series of many talented and motivated Heads of School . 

St. Mary’s offers educational classes for children from eighteen months through Kindergarten.  For families who need full day service, we offer an early drop off of 7:30 and an extended Enrichment Time program that goes as late as 5:30.

As the oldest private day school in Bellville, Texas, St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School remains committed to providing a quality early learning education to children.  Our students leave the school with an appreciation of learning and a foundation for strong character and leadership skills.


Our Mission


The congregation of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church through its Christian Day School creates a learning environment where children can flourish as unique individuals in God’s sight.  

St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School provides a foundation of academic excellence allowing children to grow spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and socially in a Christian environment.


Upcoming Events:

Nov. 18   Thanksgiving Feast 11:15


Nov. 22-26 Thanksgiving Break


Dec. 1    Pre-K Field Trip


Dec. 7   Picture retakes   

               School Board Meeting

Dec. 9  Kindergarten Polar Express Day


Dec. 10 Pre-K & K Caroling at ACSB


Dec. 17  Christmas Programs and Party

                 Early release at 12:00


Dec. 20 -

Jan. 5     Christmas Break

Jan. 6     Back to school/College Day

Jan. 17   MLK Holiday

Jan. 20   Space Day

Jan. 27   PJ's & Pancakes

Jan. 29  Annual Fundraiser



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