Student Quotes

  • "St. Mary's School is phenomenal because everybody is friendly and they care about each other. St. Mary's is awesome because we learn, we play, and you have fun activities to do like research reports and go to math club and reading buddies."
    4th grade Student

  • "I love St. Mary's because Jesus is in my heart. I learn how to read. I meet new friends and the teachers care about me."
    Kindergarten Student

  • "We get one to one attention. We learn to never give up, we always try our best."
    2/3 Multiage Student


  • Knights of Columbus weekly Monday Night BINGO at 7:00PM!

Physical Education

Hi, my name is Lauren Cruikshank. I am the Physical Education Teacher here at St. Mary’s.  I love children and sports. I grew up in South Africa where I played Field Hockey for my state. I came to the USA to study. I received an Associate’s Degree in Practical Theology from Christ for the Nations, Dallas, TX and my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

I love kids and physical activities. I have coached teams with Canton Pee Wee and Upward Sports. Our family enjoys biking, hiking, camping, running, skiing, soccer, basketball, squash, football and canoeing.  I love exercising and regularly take exercise classes at Saint Lawrence University and SUNY Canton. 

I strive to provide a positive and fun environment in which students are challenged both mentally physically. I will introduce the children to many different sports and recreational activities so they can incorporate physical exercise into their everyday lives for years to come.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for Physical Education Class I’d love to hear from you. Please contact me at


Contact SMS

(315) 386-3572

2 Powers Street
Canton, NY 13617