St. Nicholas-St. Mary’s Celebrates Our Lady of the Rosary

Students in 7th grade led the entire school in praying the “Living Rosary”. Students prayed together as a students processed large rosary beads down the aisle of the church. We have a strong devotion to our Blessed Mother and we teach the children to pray the Rosary

Tom Fallon

St. Nicholas-St. Mary School has the pleasure of welcoming Mr. Thomas Fallon, renowned counter-tenor, to our school for a 20-day residency as part of the Artist in Residence program. Mr. Fallon is an active soloist all over the country. Mr. Fallon will be working with all of our children during his residency, which will culminate in a whole-school performance called “The Best of Broadway” in May. A native of Scranton, he currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

Seussical Jr.

Seussical 1St. Nicholas-St. Mary School is proud to present: Seussical Jr! Our production of this fun-filled musical will be held the weekend of April 17, 18, and 19th. Showtime will be at 7:30 pm on Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th. A 2:00 pm show will be presented on Sunday the 19th.

Saturday evening’s show will be a special “dessert theater” where guests will have the opportunity to sample some of St. Nicholas-St. Mary’s finest desserts during intermission.

Tickets are available by calling the school at 570-823-8089. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Tickets for Friday and Sunday’s show are $5 for students and $10 for adults. For Dessert Theater on Saturday, tickets are $8 for students and $13 for adults.


Success at local PJAS Competition

PJAS 2015St. Nicholas-St. Mary students continued their tradition of success at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science regional competition held at Wilkes University. Four students displayed their skills in computation and application in the math competition. Twelve students presented the results of their experiments and research projects in the science competition. Twelve students received first place awards and will advance to the state competition at the Pennsylvania State University. One of those students earned a perfect score. Four students won second place awards. We are proud of all of our students who participated in this competitive event!

Bishop Bambera Visits

Bishop MassThe Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., bishop of Scranton, recently visited our school and celebrated Mass for our student body. Bishop Bambera delivered a message of finding Jesus by serving others. As a gift to Bishop Bambera, the student body presented 525 pounds of food to be donated to the St. Nicholas food pantry. They also presented a gift of $500 to the St. Vincent dePaul Kitchen in Bishop Bambera’s honor. The 8th graders will volunteer there on May 31 and will serve lunch to the people who use the soup kitchen. Bishop Bambera was joined by Msgr. David Tressler, superintendent of Catholic Schools. Clergy from supporting parishes also concelebrated the Mass.

Touring Tuesdays!

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Call and schedule a tour during the month of April! We are opening our doors on April 7, 14, 21, and 28th so you can see our classrooms in action. Call for an appointment today!

Lee Harper Visit

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St. Nicholas-St. Mary Catholic School recently hosted picture book author and illustrator Lee Harper. Mr. Harper held multiple sessions with our various grade levels, leading them through guided drawing exercises and talking about his work as an author and illustrator. The students prepared for Mr. Harper’s visit by reading some of his books including Turkey Claus, Snow! Snow! Snow!, The Emperor’s Cool Clothes, and Woolbur. To learn more about Mr. Harper’s work, visit

Honoring the Saints

St. Nicholas-St. Mary School students honored the saints during a “Celebration of the Saints Mass” held on November 6. Since All Saints Day fell on a Saturday this year, the school students held their “Celebration of Saints” at their regular Thursday morning Mass. The fourth grade continued this Catholic School tradition by coordinating the Mass and dressing up as chosen saints. Many fourth graders chose to dress up as their patron saint. Each student that dressed up was invited to the microphone to share some of the reasons why that person is a saint in the Church. Among the saints that were present: St. Charles Borromeo, St. Ann, St. Rita, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Joan of Arc and St. Cecelia.

4th Graders honor the Saints at Celebration of the Saints Mass

4th Graders honor the Saints at Celebration of the Saints Mass

St. Nicholas-St. Mary Students See Success at Forensics

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Our 2014-15 Fall Forensics Team and their coaches.

Ten of our 5th through 8th graders competed at the regional forensics competition on Thursday, October 23. 7 of those students have qualified to move on to the Diocesan Finals in November. The fall forensics competition was held at Holy Redeemer High School, and participants presented a dramatic interpretation of prose. We are very proud of all of our participants and we wish those who are moving on the best of luck in the finals.

Register Now for Pre-K Through 8th Grade



Registration is now open to all of our current and new students. To register, feel free to call the school to schedule an appointment. The following will be needed to complete your registration:

  • The Diocese of Scranton registration form. This registration form can be found here.
  • $100 registration fee
  • Birth Certificate
  • Record of Immunizations
  • Baptismal Certificate (Catholic children only)

If you are moving to the area and are currently out of town, you can mail us your registration form and registration fee.

Available seats will given to new students on a first-come – first serve basis, with the exception of those who have older siblings already in the school. Younger siblings will be given preference.

Additional paperwork must be submitted for financial aid. Students must be registered at St. Nicholas-St. Mary School before they will be considered for financial aid. The financial aid application can be found here.


242 S. Washington St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Phone: 570-823-8089
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