St. Mary's School Marathon, Wisconsin, Excellence in Education, Home of the Eagles
Mission Statement

Welcome to St. Mary’s School.  Please take time to browse and discover all the wonderful things happening at St. Mary’s School.


Private School Tax Form: The Wisconsin Tax Deduction for Private School Tuition Expenses information is available.

REMIND: Sign up for important school announcements well as other reminders from school throughout the year.

Sycamore: Please login with the directions you received through this link. Any questions, please contact the school office. Thank you. (Sycamore Parent Letter)

Amazon Smile: You can make a difference while you shop Amazon. Simply shop at or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates to Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish (St. Mary's). Thank you for your support.

Weekend Mass schedule:

  • Saturday at 4:00 PM
  • Sunday at 8:00 and 10:00 AM

CALENDAR AT A GLANCE: Calendar for 2022-2023 School Year                

  • Wednesday, September 28th:  5K - 3 Grade Mass
  • Wednesday, September 28th:  First Reconciliation Parent meeting 6pm (Grade 2 parents)
  • Saturday, October 1st:  Pumpkin Patch (8 AM – noon)
  • Monday, October 3rd:  5K - 8 Grade Mass (Blessing of the Animals at 7:30 AM)
  • Monday, October 3rd:  5 – 8 Midterms go home
  • Tuesday, October 4th: The Highground field trip, 5th and 6th graders
  • Wednesday, October 5th: 5K - 3 Grade Mass
  • Friday, October 7th: No school Diocesan in-service
  • Monday, October 10th:  4 - 8 Grade Mass
  • Wednesday, October 12th: 5K - 3 Grade Mass
  • Monday, October 17th:  4 - 8 Grade Mass
  • Wednesday, October 19th: 5K - 3 Grade Mass
  • Friday, October 21st: Marathon in-service
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
  • Little Red Schoolhouse: The 4th graders look forward to going back in time to 1904 at the Little Red Schoolhouse. Thank you to the Marathon County Historical Society for providing this wonderful experience for our students.

  • Science 4K: 4K students explored their sense of touch in Science class. They could identify the objects that were hard, soft, rough and smooth.

  • Volleyball Parent's Night: Volleyball girls had the opportunity to thank their parents for all their support taking them to practices and games.

  • Art Class: Second graders learned the art technique of pointillism. They had a great time decorating their fall trees.

  • First Day of School: It was pretty special to capture a few of the staff/students on the first day of school.

  • Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary: In celebration of the birthday of Mary, Our Mother, students and staff attended Mass and brought cakes to share with the class.

  • Q4 Wrap Up: Another year has come to a close and we are proud of all that our students accomplished throughout the year. Congratulations to all on your hard work and successes.

  • Talent Show: The last day of school is filled with excitement and students have one more opportunity to show off their talents. The talent show ended with Layla, Rehgan and Paityn leading the whole school in the Cupid Shuffle.

  • Employee Recognition: St. Mary's is blessed with dedicated faculty and staff members. This year we celebrate the years of service of the following employees: Mr. Koch, principal - 5 years; Mrs. Hahn, 2nd grade teacher - 10 years; Mrs. Lenard, 3rd grade teacher - 20 years; and Mrs. Wilichowski, librarian - 25 years. Because of their dedication to Catholic education, St. Mary's remains a school of excellence.

  • 8th Grade Graduation: We are proud to announce the 8th grade graduates of St. Mary's School. Congratulations to Sam Altenhofen, Briggs Baumann, Madalyn Blume, Logan Gore, Martin Gruetzmacher, Mylee Haehlke, Parker Hale, Luke Hoenisch, Nathan Hoenisch, Alex Kaiser, Anika Kolka, Javier Pintor, Lindsay Putnam, Leah Schulz, Taylor Schulz, Spencer Seubert, Blake Sternberg and Riley Werner. May the Lord always be your center, your guide and your protector.

  • Volunteer Appreciation: St. Mary's School is blessed with some pretty amazing volunteers. A volunteer appreciation Liturgy was held and after Mass students were outside cheering on our volunteers. Then volunteers were invited to school for a social and Bingo with some of our younger students. "A volunteer is a little pencil in the Hand of God, who is writing a love letter to the world." Mother Teresa

Don't forget to pick up your Scrip for all your shopping needs! You may purchase Scrip after weekend liturgies or any school day in the office. (On line order form available under Parents' Page/Forms.)

The RStore and Marathon School District Endowment Fun have teamed up to raise money for the endowment fund. (See details)

The Marathon School District Foundation supports our local school district by giving scholarships to students, grants for teachers, and holding the “making a difference” program for all the teachers and staff in our school district.  Our mission statement:  "To provide all Marathon students & those dedicated to education with opportunities to achieve continued educational excellence." (Link)

St. Mary’s is a Catholic School in the Diocese of La Crosse following the Diocese curriculum (updated curriculum draft). As a Catholic School we will teach and advocate our Catholic Faith.  All students are welcome in our school, and all parents and legal guardians must understand that Catholic Doctrine will be taught.  The passing on of our Catholic Faith is our number one priority.

St. Mary’s School respects the dignity of each individual and, therefore, will not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, ethnic origin, or gender in regard to enrollment or hiring practices.