St. Mary Elementary School

32447 Church Street
Rockwood, MI 48173-0481
Tel: (734)379-9285
Grades: PK-8 | 120 students
Small class sizes A viable school with growing programs Dedicated and caring teachers and staff An iPad mini for each student Daily on-site hot lunch Pre-K to 8th grades Full day Kindergarten 3 and 4 year old full-day Pre-K program Spanish, Technology, Physical Education, Music and Art Bus service for students living in the Gibraltar School District Tuition Assistance CYO Sports Clubs and activities: Technology Club, Band, Lego Club, Running Club and more.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Programs Supported Accommodations supported
Year Founded 1961

Student Body

Total Students 120 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade St. Mary Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School has two dress code providers.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $3,450
Tuition Notes School offers both in and out of parish tuition rates, discount for multiple children.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $800
Admissions Director Theresa Stager
Admissions Associate Jocelyn Heggie


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Gymnastics, Soccer, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Bowling, Choir, Lego Club, Math Counts, National Junior Honor Society, Running Club, Science Club, TED-Ed Club, Technology Club Band, Bowling, Choir, Lego Club, Math Counts, Running Club, Science Club, TED-Ed Club, National Junior Honor Society,
Technology Club,

School Notes:

What our families are saying:
  • “This was one of the best decisions we could ever have made! St. Mary school has exceeded our expectations!”
  • “We have a close-knit "family" here, made up of caring people whose goal is to educate our children so they demonstrate academic success while helping them develop a faith-filled foundation for their lives.”  
  • “This school is a ‘treasure' and we are so thankful that God brought us here.”
  • “While we valued the religion we knew they would learn, we also wanted a solid academic education to prepare them for high school and beyond. The ethics, morals, and values that are intrinsic to the school have enforced what we strive to teach at home.”
  • “I know that our Catholic faith, the faith that our family holds so dear, is not just limited to a half hour religion class, but incorporated throughout the school day and that our motto, ‘Pray, Work, Study, and Play in Christ's name’ is more than just a motto, it is an underlying guiding principle to every aspect of school life.” 
  • “Our children are not only growing academically, socially, and physically, but they are blossoming spiritually as well in an environment where doing just that is not only tolerated, but encouraged. That, to me, is priceless.”
  • “When I get asked that question, "Is it worth it?" by my friends and family. Without hesitation, I answer, ‘Yes. There is no place else I'd rather they be.’” 

Profile last updated: 02/06/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Lutheran High School South (7.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cmc Montessori Education (5.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cmc Montessori Education (5.1 miles away)
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  • Trenton
    Cmc Montessori Education
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-3 | 78 students
    5.1 miles
    2901 Manning St
    Trenton, MI 48183
  • Newport
    Grades: PK-8 | 195 students
    5.6 miles
    8125 Swan Creek Rd
    Newport, MI 48166
  • Trenton
    Grades: KG-8 | 203 students
    6.1 miles
    2675 3rd St
    Trenton, MI 48183
  • Riverview
    Grades: K-2 | 131 students
    7 miles
    18888 Dix Toledo Hwy
    Riverview, MI 48193
  • Grosse Ile
    Grades: PK-KG | 112 students
    7.2 miles
    9393 Church Rd
    Grosse Ile, MI 48183

School Reviews

We LOVE St Mary School! With small class sizes and amazing teachers, I am thrilled with the academic progress my daughters are making. The teachers are truly committed to finding ways to challenge the students to excel and for those students that struggle, the teachers go above and beyond to make sure they succeed as well. The principal is both easily accessible and always ready to listen, as well as energetic and enthusiastic. And I can not say enough about the wonderful families who attend St Mary! They are warm, friendly, and welcoming. They have become a part of our family! We feel so blessed to have such a wonderful school where our daughters can live out their Catholic faith while receiving an education that is second to none.
- Posted by Parent, 02/10/14

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