Posts Categorized: School

April Kiva Update

We were able to complete a loan on Friday!  A woman named Gertrude from the Philippines needed $25 to get 100% funded and SMA was able to provide it!  The $200 loan will help Gertrude build a toilet for her family.  In a past Kiva lesson, the students learned about the importance of sanitation and hygiene. … Read more »

Stellar News is HERE!

The students in the Journalism elective class have put together the first issue of Stellar News online.  Please check out our first edition HERE! A paper version of the news should appear shortly. (Photo credit:

Living Stations of the Cross – Today at 2 p.m.

We hope you can join us today in the church at 2 p.m. as the 8th graders present the Living Stations of the Cross. Also, a reminder that tomorrow we will be having a prayer service in the church at 11:15.

Gala Reminder – The Silent Auction is now LIVE!

Hi SMA families – The Gala’s Silent Auction is now live (here is the link:   Items to look for include: Front Row seats to 8th Grade Graduation, 3 Nights in a Luxury La Jolla Shores Beach House, Tickets to the Lot, Spirit Wear packages from Cathedral High School, OLP High School, and St. Augustine’s High… Read more »

Help the Missions – Donate your bottles and cans!

by Morgan B. Student Staff Writer Stella Maris Academy News Today at Stella Maris Academy (SMA) we had a visitor, Sister Doreen from the Missionary Childhood Association. Every class got a chance to come and hear her speak. She shared two videos with all the students. The first one was about children in Africa who… Read more »

The Mystery of Native Australian Wombats

by Scarlett H. Student Staff Writer Stella Maris Academy News Wombats are marsupials that are native to Australia. I was born in Australia, so I ought to know a lot about wombats. A wombat is my favorite animal, because it is super cute and chubby. Some people mistake wombats for Koalas, but they are wrong. Wombats… Read more »

And the Spirit Run class winner is…

THIRD GRADE!!! Today it was announced that third grade has won the Spirit Run prize! Did you know that 100% of the third grade class brought in MORE than $100? That is pretty amazing third grade!! We hope you enjoy your picnic and silly string festivities. Stella Maris would also like to thank all of… Read more »

We are SO CLOSE!! Spirit Run Update

We have raised 12,100 and are honing in on our target. If you have waited until the last minute to donate, this is it. Monies must be turned in tomorrow morning, February 15th to be counted.

February Kiva Update

Second and third grade chose to help in the area of Water and Sanitation this month.  A woman by the name of Hien, who lives in Vietnam, is struggling with the absence of a toilet.  Unfortunately, many in her community are in this same horrible situation.  Building a toilet will improve the health of Hien… Read more »

Viva Las Vegas – March 10th

You are invited to a Viva Las Vegas Casino Night Benefitting Stella Maris Academy Saturday, March 10, 2018 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. UCSD – The Great Hall Hosted by the Stella Maris Academy PTO RSVP by February 16, 2018