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Dear Parents, What a week it has been! We began celebrating the 72nd birthday of Stella Maris Academy this past Sunday at the 9:00 parish Mass followed by a cupcake celebration in the church courtyard. Many thanks to the families that attended and to the children that showed their school spirit by wearing their dress… Read more »

Happy 72nd Anniversary to Stella Maris Academy!

Today, September 17th, is Stella Maris Academy’s Anniversary Seventy-two years ago today we opened our doors to students for the first time in the Village of La Jolla!  72 Years and Going Strong!

Save the Dates!

Mark your calendars with the following special Stella Maris dates – more details to follow soon! September 17th: Stella Maris Academy 72nd Anniversary! September 27th: Family Fun Night, 6-9pm. October 26th: Halloween Bash, 5-9pm. November 1st: The Dad’s Club Wine Tasting Evening, 5-8pm, Parish Hall. November 14th: Geppetto’s and Stella Maris Academy team up for… Read more »

Stella Maris Academy Teams Up With

Stella Maris Academy has teamed up with, an education fundraising platform that has raised more than $36 million, providing funding for resources and materials to more than 200,000 classrooms across the nation since 1998. connects corporate sponsors and individual donors to teachers and schools locally and nationally. They make it easy for teachers… Read more »

Give Your Children The Gift Of Music

Stella Maris Academy’s student bandleader, Mr. Andrew Elstob of Paul Effman Music, was here yesterday to introduce children to the many instruments that are available for lessons. The flute, trumpet, alto saxophone, clarinet, trombone, tuba, bells, drums and piano are all available for lessons for grades 3-8 in the Star Center; violins are offered to… Read more »

Stella Maris Academy Celebrates the First Day of School with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!

This morning at 7.30am a large group of parents, students, parishioners and members of the press gathered outside of the Stella Maris Academy administrative offices for our ribbon cutting ceremony. Father Patrick Mulcahy, the Parish Pastor, greeted the crowd and blessed the new reception and offices, prior the ribbon cutting by Mrs. Francie Moss, Principal… Read more »


NEWS RELEASE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY AT STELLA MARIS ACADEMY Stella Maris Academy, the Parochial School of Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7.45am on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 to mark the remodeling of the school’s administration offices and reception area. The event will take place on the… Read more »

Our New School Year Begins Soon!

We hope you have had a wonderful summer! School starts in just 19 short days. All summer long we have been working hard in the school office and around the campus to make your 2019-2020 school year the best ever! If you have not yet had the chance to turn in your Back-to-School Paperwork, don’t… Read more »

Vote for SMA in La Jolla Light’s Best of La Jolla

We hope you are having a wonderful summer! We wanted to make sure you were aware that Stella Maris Academy is in the Best of La Jolla Light 2019 Reader’s Poll. When you have a moment, please place your vote for SMA (via the clickable link below). You can vote once a day – every day – until August 5th. Stella Maris Academy… Read more »

SMA Recycling

Thank you for supporting our CRV bottle and can recycling program that benefits the Missions. During the 3rd trimester of the 2018-2019 school year, we raised $165. For the entire school year, we realized $689. For the entire history of the program, dating back to 2005, we have given $15,747 to the Missions. Mr. Erickson… Read more »