many students attend SMS?
A. For the 2016-2017 school year, there are 180 students
in our Pre-K to Grade 8 program.
many classes do you have per grade?
A. In the preschool, there are two 3 Year old, and one 4
Year old class. In Kindergarten – Grade 8 there is one
class per grade.
towns are students from?
A. Students are from Bethel, Danbury, Redding, Newtown,
Sandy Hook, New Fairfield, Brookfield, Easton and
is the average class size?
A. The average class size for Kindergarten - 8th grade
is 15 students.
A. Students in Grades 1– 8 wear uniforms. Kindergarten
students wear the gym uniform daily. Our preschool
students do not wear a uniform. You can learn more
about the uniform guidelines by clicking
are school hours for Kindergarten – Grade 8?
A. For Kindergarten – Grade 8, the regular school hours
are Monday-Friday, 7:30 am – 2:00 pm. On early
dismissal days, school is dismissed at 11:15am.
are Preschool hours?
A. We offer the following options for Pre-School:
Pre-K 3 Half
Day from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 4 days/week.
Pre-K 3 Full Day from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm 4 or 5
Pre-K 4 Full Day from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm 4 or 5
details on the preschool offerings, click
Q. Do you
offer Early Morning Drop-Off for Preschool students?
A. Yes, Early Morning Care is available Monday - Friday
starting at 7:20 am.
you provide Afterschool Care?
Aftercare is available Monday-Friday until 6:00 pm for
students in Pre-K 3 to Grade 8.
is the age requirement for Kindergarten?
A. Students must be 5 by December 31, 2017 to apply for
the 2017-2018 school year.
types of Enrichment Activities do you offer?
A. We offer quite a number of wonderful activities for
students in all grades. Our athletic offerings include
Basketball (girls and boys 5-8), Cheer (2-8), and Track
(K - 8). Our enrichment activities have included:
Speech and Debate, Recording, Drama Club, Nature Club,
Cyber Patriots, American Girl Club, Newspaper and Social
Media, Keyboarding, Puppet Club, Spring Musical, Band
financial aid available?
A. Yes, financial aid is available. The Bishop
Scholarship provides up to $2 million a year to eligible
families in the Bridgeport Diocese. Additionally, St.
Mary School is able to offer additional assistance to
eligible families. All families must register online
and complete the FACTS Tuition Assistance form and
submit required documentation to be considered for
Q. Do you
offer a hot lunch program?
A. Yes, Assad Food Service runs our hot lunch program.
Meals and a la carte items (bagel, salad, etc.) can be
ordered in advance.
academic calendar do you follow?
A. SMS follows the Bethel Public School calendar.
Q. Do you
A. Busing is available for all Bethel residents, K-8.
Q. Who do
I contact if I have more questions?
A. Please call the school at 203-744-2922 and we would
be happy to assist you!