The St. Mary's Academy & College campus is owned and operated by the Society of St. Pius X, an international priestly society founded in 1970 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre to maintain the traditional Catholic priesthood and all the works related to it.
Incorporated in Kansas, the mission of the schools is spelled out in the statutes of the Society of St. Pius X: "Schools, truly free and unfettered, able to bestow on youth a thoroughly Christian education, shall be fostered and, if need be, founded by the members of the Society. From these will come vocations and Christian homes" (Statutes III, 4)
The Academy serves children in grades K - 12, while the College offers an Associate's degree in Liberal Arts and a four-year Catholic Teacher Preparation Program. For more information on the academic offerings of St. Mary's Academy & College visit their website.
Since 1978, St. Mary's Academy & College has grown into a large traditional Catholic community, numbering approximately 4,000 souls in 2019. Catholics from all over the world have chosen to make St. Mary's their home, drawn to this small town in rural Kansas by the schools and by the spiritual benefits of living in a Catholic community.