New Name Announced

Bishop Paul Sirba is pleased to announce that the new school's name is Stella Maris Academy.

Stella Maris is one of the titles of the Blessed Virgin Mary. "Star of the Sea" has a special significance to all Duluthians. The title has been part of our Catholic history since the 9th century and the patroness of St. Mary, Star of the Sea downtown, Duluth, almost since our beginning as a diocese. The title emphasizes Mary's role as a sign of hope and a guiding star for Christians. The Blessed Virgin Mary will lead our young people, and all of us to Jesus. 

Over twenty potential names were considered. Students and families will have input in the new school colors and mascot as the new school identity is formed. More information contained in the official press release.  Read the press release here.

Inaugural President Search Announced

The search for the first president of the newly unified school is underway. A faith-filled and Christ-centered Catholic leader is being sought to serve the students, families, faculty, and community as the 125 year history of Catholic education in Duluth enters a new era.  

Read more about the position and responsibilities here.

Get the Weekly Updates

Keep up-to-date with weekly communication emails from Stella Maris Academy.Stella Maris kids  If you would like to receive future updates, send an email to to be added to the distribution list.  Be aware that some email systems may filter the weekly updates to your “junk” or “clutter” folders. Past updates are provided by the links below.

March 30, 2017:
March 23, 2017:
March 17, 2017:  (Principals and Specialist announcement)
March 16, 2017:
March 9, 2017:
March 3, 2017: 
February 16, 2017: 
February 9, 2017:

Registration for Stella Maris Academy

Stella Maris kidsRegistration for Stella Maris Academy is open! 
New Student Application available here.

Holy Rosary Campus (preK-4)
St. James Campus (preK-8)
St. John’s Campus (5-8) 

Interested in a tour?  All campuses will be hosting “Welcome Wednesday” open house events.  Each Wednesday morning, the campuses will be open for tours and information.  If you would like to request another time for a tour, please contact the campus to make other arrangements.

Holy Rosary: Welcome Wednesday (8:00 – 9:00 AM)
St. James: Welcome Wednesday (9:30 – 10:30 AM)
St. John’s: Welcome Wednesday (9:00 – 10:00 AM)

Smart Aid Tuition Assistance information here.

Stella Maris Academy in the News

April 1st WDIO-TV story link here

Link to story in the Duluth News Tribune April 1, 2014 here