The Basilica School of Saint Mary Star of the Sea, Key West

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#6 of 14 in Historic Sites in Key West
The oldest parish in the Archdiocese of Miami, The Basilica School of Saint Mary Star of the Sea is part of the Key West Historic District. The double steeple of the church reflects the Victorian architecture of the early 20th century. The white interior of the modest church reflects the Florida sunlight, making it bright and inviting. Services are still held throughout the week, along with weddings and other ceremonies. Use our Key West itinerary builder to add The Basilica School of Saint Mary Star of the Sea and other attractions to your Key West vacation plans.
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  • August 11, 2017
    My hotel was across the street from St. Mary's and I loved listening to the bells during the day. I went over to view the grounds and found such a feeling of peace.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Church grounds are beautiful. The priest and parish members were very positive and welcoming. Check out Fr. John.....looks a little like William H Macy !!  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    This basilica has a wonderful history going back to the Spanish American War. Hemingway is reputed to have paid for the altar when he briefly became a practicing Catholic.There is a school and an "ado...  more »
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  • March 18, 2017
    Wonderful local school.
  • August 9, 2010
    I researched all the options available for our daughter last year and found Mary Immaculate to be the best. The school is clean, safe and well cared for. The staff is beyond friendly. There is a real sense of family at this school. No "clics", just good people and great kids.My family is Jewish and we had concerns about the religious side of the teachings.But they structure their teachings towards the child becoming a "good person". I've really appreciated that this past year. I saw a wonderful change in my daughter from the very first week.We've had a great experience at MISS and are looking forward to the coming years.

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