Welcome to St Mary's High School, Downpatrick...
Welcome to our website. Hopefully you will get an insight into the wide ranging experiences afforded to our young people.
St Mary’s High School was established in 1957 by the Sisters of Mercy, and is a very popular non-selective community school providing an exceptional experience for students aged 11-19. The school’s motto ‘Every Child Matters’ is at the core of all that we do to meet the emotional, spiritual and educational needs of every child.
Students from all religious persuasions and from across the full ability ranges are welcomed into our school. Every child is supported to succeed within a caring and supportive environment. We insist that students develop a ‘Can Do Attitude’ that they understand hard work is necessary if they are to reach their potential. We place great value on building a strong home school partnership, working closely with students and their families to ensure every student has high aspirations. Every student is guided to set appropriate individual targets to support improvement.
Mrs S Darling, Principal