St. Mary’s School was formally opened under the direction of the Sisters of Charity on September 7, 1915, with four grades and four teachers. The cost to build the school in 1915 was $49,000. In a few short years two more teachers were added and by 1924 the registration increased greatly to eight classes and eight teachers. When the Sisters of Charity were called back to New York City to administer the many schools there, the Franciscan Sisters of Allegheny came to Port Jervis to take over the eight classes. For 57 years the school grew and prospered, however, because of the financial burden on the parish the school closed in 1972. Our school reopened in September 2003 as an early childhood learning center, now known as St. Mary’s Little Lambs. We now invite you and your child to become part of our school's rich history.
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