ST. MARY'S BLOG

Welcome to Our Open House!

It’s Open House time at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School. It is definitely one of our favorite school events. We always enjoy meeting new families. So, you can imagine how much we look forward to an event where we meet many new families at one time.

Our Open House visitors may include St. Mary’s alumni who are looking forward to their children attending their alma mater, other Augusta families, and those who are new to the area. New families may include cyber professionals from Fort Meade in Maryland who will be working at Fort Gordon, medical professionals who will be practicing at area hospitals, and others who will be bringing their expertise to the many industries in our Augusta area.

As someone who was once new to Augusta, I can still recall the mix of excitement and anticipation that I felt moving to a new town. Now, many years later, I still find myself appreciating all that Augusta has to offer such as a family-friendly environment, nice people, and reasonable cost of living. I do sometimes slip up and call Pittsburgh home, but Pittsburgh will always be home in some way. And, as they say, you can take the girl out of Pittsburgh but not Pittsburgh out of the girl.

I recently met a parent who stopped by school for some information. He told me that he was doing the reconnaissance work for his family and getting the lay of the land before the family’s move to Augusta. Shortly into our conversation, he asked me from what part of Pittsburgh I hailed. Apparently 20+ years in Augusta cannot mask Pittsburghese--the official language of all things Pittsburgh.

As we prepare for our upcoming Open House, we keep in our prayers all the parents and families who visit us. We pray for a peaceful process as they determine the best school for their children. We also pray for those who are new to the area that they soon call Augusta home. We also pray that the families who choose St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School look forward to becoming part of our family and calling St. Mary’s their school home.

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St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School is a kindergarten through eighth grade private, Catholic school located in the beautiful and historic Summerville area of Augusta, Georgia. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Christine Sweeney, Marketing Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 706-733-6193.