Déantar dian-iarracht ar shuim na scoláirí a mhúscailt agus a shaothrú sa teanga. Cothaítear meas ar an gcultúr Gaelach. Cuirtear labhairt na Gaeilge chun cinn. Eagraítear turasanna chuig Gaeltacht Chorca Dhuibhne agus spreagtar na scoláirí chun freastal ar chursaí samhraidh sna Gaeltachtaí freisin.

Pupils of all different academic abilities are accommodated and catered for in St. Mary's. There are provisions and special arrangements made for pupils with: Dyslexia, Visual Difficulty, Physical difficulty, Hearing Impairment. Our resource teacher is available to provide learning support as required.

The Guidance Counsellor advises students on: subject choices, career opportunities, training and qualification requirements. Students are helped to cope with any difficulties they experience as they find out more about themselves and the world in which they live. Co-operation between parents, teachers and counsellors, in their common interest in the young person's growth and well-being, is the cornerstone of this service.

Religious Education is the focus of our curriculum as a Presentation School. We share this task with parents. Our approaach is a team one and it is student centred. We also offer opportunities for students to integrate faith and living. This is done through prayer services, personal prayer, class Masses and retreats which offer an opportunity for a deepening of faith. Facilities include a well equipped religion room.