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About Our Plans

We are delighted to unveil our plans for the upcoming academic year. Starting in the 2024-2025 school year, we will warmly welcome elementary students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. This marks the beginning of an enriching journey dedicated to educational excellence, growth, and nurturing young minds within our vibrant community.

Our Mission

​Welcome to St. Mary Orthodox Christian School, where we strive to provide a nurturing and academically rigorous environment that is rooted in the teachings of Christ and the ancient Orthodox faith.

At SMOCS, we are committed to fostering the spiritual, intellectual, and personal growth of our students, while instilling in them the values of compassion, humility, and love for all of God's Creation.

Our curriculum is designed to challenge our students and encourage them to think critically, while also providing a strong foundation in Orthodox theology, history, and liturgical practice. Our dedicated faculty members are experienced educators who are passionate about their subject matter and dedicated to helping students succeed.

Whether you are a prospective student, parent, or member of our community, we welcome you to explore our website and learn more about our school. We are confident that you will find our commitment to academic excellence, spiritual growth, and community service inspiring and uplifting.

Find out more about our approach to learning today. 

Our Vision

At SMOCS, we are dedicated to nurturing the minds, hearts, and spirits of our students. Our mission is to provide a transformative educational experience that empowers each student to achieve their full potential academically, socially, and spiritually. Grounded in the principles of Orthodox Christian faith, our school fosters a community of love, respect, and service, where students develop a deep sense of purpose and a commitment to making a positive impact in the world. With a rigorous academic curriculum, unwavering moral guidance, and a spirit of compassion, we prepare our students to be responsible leaders who embody the values of faith, integrity, and excellence. Together, we strive to inspire lifelong learners who embrace diversity, seek wisdom, and walk in the footsteps of Christ."


Our small class sizes of 12 students ensure that personalized attention and support are given to each student. We combine 2 classes for our PE classes to allow for students to experience sports in a larger group. We also combine two grade level classes for performing arts to encourage confidence building and opportunities for role-modeling among the students.

To apply for admission, please visit the Admissions page on our website and follow the step-by-step application process. We also offer assistance and would be happy to answer any further questions you may have via email at Not ready to apply quite yet? Fill out our inquiry form at the bottom of our Admission page. 

We believe in the importance of building our students' skills and talents. We offer a wide range of extracurricular activities, including sports, arts, clubs, and community service opportunities. We offer a robotics program during school hours and an on-campus garden for students to experience the joy of being fellow workers with God and caring for His Creation. Visit our Electives page for more information.

Our school hours run from 8:30am to 3:00pm. We currently do not offer before or after care. Please refer to our academic calendar for half day schedules, parent-teacher conferences, family liturgy days and holidays.

Tuition fees vary by grade level and program. Please refer to our Tuition Page on our website or contact our Admissions Office for detailed tuition information.

Yes, we accept the Family Empowerment Scholarship. Eligibility and application details can be found through the following link 

We are a Christian school that incorporates our ancient Orthodox faith into our curriculum and daily life, welcoming students of all backgrounds. We are under the guidance of The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States.

Future Plans

The St. Mary Orthodox Christian School team is eagerly preparing to open our doors wider, embracing new possibilities for our students' success and personal development. Anticipating the diverse needs of our students, we are thrilled to share that in the following school year, 2025-2026, we have ambitious plans to open our middle school building. This extension will cater to students in grades 6th through 8th, allowing for a seamless and enriching educational path as they progress through their formative years.

We invite you to join us in prayer as we explore the potential of establishing a high school campus on our expansive property in the future. Together, let us seek guidance from the Lord and envision a future of academic excellence and spiritual growth for our community.

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