As a Catholic school, St. Mary’s Academy provides an education within the Catholic faith, nurturing the potential of each person, while teaching respect and responsibility for all God’s creation. As a Catholic faith community our belief in God and in the teachings of Jesus acknowledges the worth and dignity of each person. St. Mary's is dedicated to creating a learning environment in which every person’s potential may be discovered and developed. We believe in developing the values of service and stewardship. St. Mary’s Academy, the Parish School of St. Peter’s Church, The Dalles, Oregon, of the Diocese of Baker, admits students of both sexes and of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, to all rights, privileges, programs and activities which are generally accorded to students at school. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, or scholarship programs. We adhere to this same policy of non-discrimination in regard to the employment of both certified and classified members of the school staff and related services.