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school historyAcademic Excellence since 1876
Saint Mary’s High School was established in 1876 when Stockton’s founder, Capt. Charles M. Weber donated land for a Catholic school. The city’s Roman Catholic pastor, Father O’Connor, enlisted the help of the Dominican Sisters who left the seaside community of Benicia to travel to the small valley town of Stockton and start Saint Agnes Academy. The school was run by seven sisters with 95 pupils in grades 1 through 12. After several moves, the present-day Saint Mary’s High School opened in 1956 at its current El Dorado Street site. In 1970, the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales were invited to administer at Saint Mary’s, and in the Salesian culture, students were taught to “be who you are and be that well.” Today, the campus has nearly 780 students with 62 staff and faculty. Saint Mary’s is a college preparatory high school with an exceptional graduation rate. The school offers 23 Honors and AP courses, a one-on-one iPad program, 30 clubs/organizations, and 20 sports teams.

Saint Mary's High School Alma Mater

Saint Mary's We Salute You,
Our Alma Mater True.
Through All The Years We'll Follow,
Your Name Wher'er We Go!
We've Come To Know And Love You,
And Want The World To Know...
That We Will Keep Forever Bright,
Our Trust In The Green And White.