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Stella Maris Academy

Pre-Kindergarten Program


Elementary Grades (K-4)

SMA Elementary

Middle School Academics (5-8)

SMA Middle School

Welcome to Stella Maris

Stella Maris Academy is a coming together of a Catholic community for the educational formation of students to become good citizens of this world, loving God and neighbor, and enriching society with the influence of the gospel. As a community of faith, Stella Maris Academy believes the authentic spirit of Catholicism should permeate the curriculum; with truth, beauty, and goodness imbued in all aspects of learning. Guided by the principles of our values, the mission of our academic community is to prepare lifelong learners who lead, love, and serve as Jesus taught, therefore transforming our world one student at a time.


Our SMA Community

"Together, the families, students, faculty, priests, sisters and all here at Stella Maris Academy create the environment where love, truth, mercy and tradition live. We are guided by the Church and the power of the Holy Spirit to be witnesses of Christ through the community we build and the learning we foster, through the leadership and stewardship we show, the recognition of the innumerable and diverse gifts God has given to each of us and for the respect for each other and the love of our Catholic identity.

Without a doubt Stella Maris Academy will be known in our community and beyond for the exemplary formation of not only our students, but also of our families and for the great work we do together through Stella Maris Academy. We will be second to none for the depth and breadth of our commitment to bettering the world through our intellectual, spiritual, human and stewardship formation focus. Stella Maris Academy students will go out into the world virtuous and wise." 

-Hilaire Hauer, Interim-President of Stella Maris Academy

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School Day Hours

St. James Campus: 
Kindergarten – 8th grade: 7:40 a.m. – 2:10 p.m. 
Pre-Kindergarten: 7:40 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Holy Rosary Campus: 
Kindergarten – 4th grade: 7:40 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Pre-Kindergarten: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

St. John's Campus: 
5th– 8th Grade: 7:40 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

SMA in the News

SMA finds confidence in smooth merger and positive enrollment
November 15th KBJR6 story link here

Students at Stella Maris care for their community
October 27th KBJR6 story link here

First Day of School
September 5th WDIO-TV story link here

Stella Maris Academy Takes on New Identity; Board Members Focus on Next Step
April 2nd WDIO-TV story link here

Diocese of Duluth announces new school's name
Link to story in the Duluth News Tribune April 1st here