Timothy M. Kelly, Superintendent
    A Message From The Superintendent ...

    September 2019


    Dear Members of the St. Mary’s School for the Deaf Community:

    WELCOME TO 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR!!

    In September, we proudly begin our 166th year of Deaf Education at St. Mary’s.  This year promises to be another exciting year. Our students, staff and families look forward to a year of innovative academic programs and enriched afterschool and residential activities. 

    In 2018-2019, we were extremely proud of our 100% graduation rate.  Students graduated with Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credentials (C-DOS).  Our students participated in local and national academic competitions.  Our athletic teams participated in tournaments throughout the east coast.  All of the events on our school calendar were well attended by alumni and stakeholders of our school community. 

    2019 Summer School was a great opportunity for students to enjoy some summer activities while keeping their academic skills tweaked!  Our theme for this summer was “DETERMINATION”.   Students and staff were determined to achieve all goals before, during and after school.  No doubt they were successful.

    In 2018-2019, the St. Mary’s community will continue to work together so our students reach their full potential.  Our Board of Trustees continues to provide strong leadership and wisdom to the school.  Our highly qualified staff help ensure positive student outcomes.  Our Parent Teacher Organization assists in any way possible.  We continue to move forward together ending every conversation with “What works best for our students?”  Our goals for this school year remain consistent as in the past:  student achievement and increasing enrollment. 

    St. Mary’s School for the Deaf continues to partner with our many community organizations and acts as a valuable resource to Western New York.  We are committed to our Belief Statement and our Mission Statement.  We remain student focused and student centered in our approach to Deaf Education across all settings.

    The 2019-2020 theme:  “Long Live the Spirit of St. Mary’s!”  I look forward to seeing you on campus and working with you to support our students.  Together we can help our students become life-long learners and productive citizens. 

    Child First!


    Timothy M. Kelly



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