It's a blessing to serve...

…as the PreK – 8th grade Principal. Each day at SMSA is an opportunity to plant and nourish gifts of wisdom, understanding, counsel, and knowledge. Elementary students learn to play, pray, and work together in a positive school community. Through experiences, activities, and engagement each student will enrich their whole person including faith, heart work, mind, and body. This is the beginning of our mission rooted in Catholic teaching, academic excellence, and service to Church and community. Together, we seek to prepare our students to meet global challenges and become leaders for tomorrow.


– Principal Steve Kelnhofer

Explore Elementary School


Elementary teachers at SMSA understand children are unique, have various learning styles, and take time to learn their God-given strengths. They provide a wide array of methods to implement instruction and prepare students for their high school years.


SMSA has a vibrant and immersive arts program. Students are engaged in art and music classes throughout their early elementary years. As students advance through grade levels, they have opportunities including: choir, band, honors band, and more.


Grit. Determination. Passion. These principles define the legacy of SMSA athletic programs and what it means to be a Ledger. In their early elementary years, students are taught basic athletic skills by way of our physical education programming. Younger students, beginning in 1st grade, are invited to participate in both summer camps and clubs. SMSA provides a variety of sports for both girls and boys beginning in 5th grade.

Extended Care

We accommodate St. Mary’s Springs Academy families who have children enrolled from P3 through 5th grade on a full-time or part-time basis.

Faith Development

Through community service, daily prayer, Mass, devotions and daily Theology classes; the faith life of our students is at the heart of what it means to be a member of the St. Mary’s Springs Community.

Family & Community Engagement

We are an extension of your family…welcoming, supportive, and engaging. We host several family events throughout the year to grow the spirit of commUNITY!

Student Support

SMSA Student Services and Counseling Departments work with teachers, administration, and parents to ensure that all students have access to personal and academic support throughout their schooling.