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Principal's Message



As I begin my first year as principal of St. Monica Catholic High School,  I feel both honored and blessed to join such a vibrant and caring Catholic community. As one walks around our beautiful campus, our mantra of "all are welcome" is palpable and our powerful mission alive in our students and faculty.


In 1937, St. Monica Catholic High School opened and began our mission to develop students who embody the Gospel message by example of their lives while demonstrating intellectual curiosity and academic preparedness for college. Always present in this work is our dedication to cultivating students' personal talents so that they might transform the world as responsible citizens and stewards. The challenges of the 21st Century are numerous and immense, making our mission as relevant and pressing today as it was during those first years of instruction.


As the leader of  St. Monica Catholic High School, I am committed to living this mission and ensuring that our graduates step forward as courageous citizens and faith filled compassionate leaders. To achieve this end, all of our students must be placed at the center of learning and challenged to do meaningful work with the knowledge they acquire. Our exemplary teachers trained in the latest best practices are critical in providing our students with the inspiration and instruction necessary to meet their goals. Within the safe and inclusive community of St. Monica High School, it is my belief that all of our students can and will achieve their highest potential.


It is my pleasure and privilege to serve the St. Monica Catholic High School community. I extend a warm invitation to visit our campus both virtually and in person, I look forward to sharing my vision for the school's future with you.


Go Mariners!


James Spellman