St. Mary's School
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Our Principal is Mrs. Melodie Good

Saint Mary’s has been a ministry of Our Lady of Belen Parish since 1927. When Father Antonio Cellier

succeeded Father Juan Anthony Picard,  in 1917, he realized the impending growth of the town due to

the coming of the railroad and set about to enlarge the church.  The church's beauty surpassed all

churches in New Mexico and in 1927 he started a parochial school, St. Mary's, under the guidance of

the Ursuline Sisters.   Saint Mary’s has become a well-known, excellent Pre-K through 8th grade school

in Valencia County, with many families having established roots in the hallowed hallways.  Today,

Saint Mary’s remains a thriving, important ministry of Our Lady of Belen.


Interested families can access all school information and registration forms by clicking on the Saint Mary’s


Melodie Good

Principal, Saint Mary’s Belen