St. Mary’s Parish Expands to the Charles Carroll House, Making way for new School Programs
St. Mary’s Parish is excited to announce the Charles Carroll House will soon be home to Parish administrative offices and meeting spaces, allowing for the expansion and development of several key School initiatives, including the addition of a Pre-kindergarten (Pre-K4) class starting this fall. In 2017, the management team of the Charles Carroll House, owned by the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists,) was transitioned from the Charles Carroll House Board of Trustees to the St. Mary’s Parish. The Office of Parish Advancement, Business Office and Facilities Office will all officially move from campus building, Notre Dame Hall, to the second and third floors of the Charles Carroll House starting April 19. The new office space will also include designated volunteer work and meeting space. In addition, the Parish will continue to work closely with partners at the Maryland Historic Trust and the Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission to maintain the heritage of this iconic local site. Public access to the house will continue through tours and rentals managed by The Davis Group.
The expansion into the Carroll House will provide the opportunity to repurpose existing spaces into new facilities and accommodate for exciting new programs including the addition of a Pre-K4 classroom. For the very first time, St. Mary’s Elementary School will offer a full-day class for 4-year-olds starting in September 2019. The 20-student class will be led by one head teacher and two instructional assistants and will follow the Archdiocese of Baltimore Curriculum standards in alignment with Maryland State Curriculum standards. The current Elementary School STEM Lab will be relocated and the space will be renovated and outfitted with appropriate furniture and fixtures to accommodate the needs of the Pre-K4 students. In coordination, the STEM Lab will move to the location of a nearby Elementary School math classroom, and the math classroom will move into a large, bright, central location in Notre Dame Hall.
In addition, the newly vacant space in Notre Dame Hall will become home to the High School Guidance Department. This shift will allow for the introduction of a brand new High School band program and dedicated band room. The new space will include practice areas, a music library and office space and will be outfitted with its own sound system, Apple TV and sound damping to support and enhance the students’ learning experiences. Renovations to transform these new spaces will begin after the completion of the school year in June.
St. Mary’s Parish, a Catholic congregation served by the Redemptorist Order, includes St. Mary’s Church and St. John Neumann Mission Church. St. Mary's Elementary and High School located in downtown Annapolis, Maryland, serve students in grades Kindergarten through 12. Anchored in faith, rooted in tradition, and committed to excellence, our programs build lifelong learners who are servant leaders.