St. Mary’s School focuses on manners and etiquette.  For example, students will not be permitted to respond, “Uh-huh” or “yeah”.  Instead the school expects to hear, “Yes Ma’am” or “No Sir”. Within this proper response is a respect for the person receiving an answer – a respect worthy of all God’s children.

The goal of developing manners and etiquette as a habit will take time and effort.  Certainly efforts from home strengthen this school-wide program.  The school faculty selected the “Essential Ten” manners and etiquette from a list of over 150 that we felt our school needed to spend the most time addressing.

The Essential Ten

Expected Manners & Etiquette of St. Mary’s Students

  1. Greeting Visitors
  2. Saying “Yes Ma’am” or “Yes Sir” instead of “uh huh” or “yeah”
  3. Saying “Excuse me” if someone bumps into you (even if it is not your fault)
  4. Holding a door for others
  5. The Magic Words (i.e. Please, Thank you, You’re Welcome)
  6. Giving and Receiving Apologies
  7. Interrupting
  8. Good Hygiene
  9. Respecting Other’s Property
  10. Being a Good Sport