About us

St Mary’s College opened its doors in 1959 on its original site in the Creggan area of Derry. For fifty years it served the parish, parents and pupils of Derry from this site. It attracted pupils from a wide catchment area that embraced most of the city. In 2010 St Mary’s celebrated its Golden Anniversary and it moved to its new hi-tech campus at the heart of the Digital Corridor on the Northland Road. Pupils now have access to state of the art facilities and vibrant learning spaces.

Principal Mr B. McGinn BMus (Hons), P.G.C.E, M.Ed.
Vice Principal Mrs R. Rice BSSc (Joint Hons), PG Dip, P.G.C.E, ICTS, M.Ed, PQH (NI)
Vice Principal Mr C. Lynch
Senior Teacher Mrs K. Kealey B.A. (Hons), M.Ed., P.G.C.E.
Senior Teacher Miss Y. Connolly - BSc (Hons) , DIS, PGCE
Chair of the Board of Governors Mrs Sarah Kelly

Mission Statement

A Community of Learners growing in Faith Learning for Life and aiming for excellence.

Our Aim

Our fundamental task is the education of the whole person, blending learning with faith, and faith with daily life. We aspire to create an open, happy, stimulating and mutually respectful community environment in which young people are able to develop to the full range of their abilities and talents in a balanced, integrated and generous way.

Core Values

  • We are committed to Catholic values and we strive for Truth as embodied in our motto.
  • We are committed to supporting Faith Formation in our pupils.
  • We value tolerance and respect for others through the promotion of an inclusive community.
  • We value our colleagues and ensure quality in everything we do.
  • We value our pupils and parents and strive to meet their needs by providing the highest quality of education.
  • We strive for success and continuous improvement in all we do.