St. Mary Catholic School

927 Marion Ave,
Big Rapids, MI, 49307-0493
     Tel: (231)796-6731
Grades: PK - 8 | 88 students
St. Mary’s is known for its welcoming environment where your children will be taught to embrace their Catholic identity and live the Gospel values they are taught.
They will be challenged to discover and share their God-given talents with the world.
St. Mary’s School teaches students to have high expectations and to be responsible, independent, enthusiastic learners who value and respect their learning community.
Children learn that they are empowered and expected to contribute to and maintain the peaceful learning environment of St. Mary’s.
We are truly educating leaders for the new century.
Dedicated to the teaching mission of the Church, and rooted in the Mercy tradition of hospitality and concern for those in any kind of need, St. Mary's School, animated by the Spirit of Jesus is committed to the Catholic education of children, Pre-K through Grade 8.
We provide a safe and happy place for students to come for spiritual, academic and personal growth, in a Christ-centered and family-centered environment, starting students on a life-long quest for excellence, justice, peace and service to others.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1897

Student Body

Total Students 88 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 9%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade St. Mary Catholic School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(See school handbook)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $3,003
Tuition Notes In parish Tuition rate
% on Financial Aid 53%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,500
Acceptance Rate 99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mr. Watters

Sports

Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, VolleyballBasketballVolleyball,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Daystar Christian Academy (16.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Peters Lutheran School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Peters Lutheran School (0.4 miles away)
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  • Big RapidsSt Peters Lutheran School
      (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    408 W Bellevue St
    Big RapidsMI49307
    (231)796-8782
      (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    0.4 mi | 106 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Reed CityTrinity Lutheran School
      (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    139 W Church Ave
    Reed CityMI49677
    (231)832-5186
      (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    11.1 mi | 71 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • EvartDaystar Christian Academy
      (Methodist)
    3976 80th Ave
    EvartMI49631
    (231)734-3771
      (Methodist)
    16.4 mi | 49 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • MorleyBrockway Christian Academy
      (Methodist)
    10951 3 Mile Rd
    MorleyMI49336
    (989)352-7719
      (Methodist)
    16.5 mi | 15 students | Gr. K-12                      
  • RemusSt Michael Elementary School
      (Roman Catholic)
    8944 50th Ave
    RemusMI49340
    (989)967-3681
      (Roman Catholic)
    17 mi | 65 students | Gr. PK-6                      

School Reviews

Recommended
4 months ago
As parents, we could not be happier with St. Mary School. Our children are given the individual attention by the teachers and staff that challenge them academically while learning in a safe, family-oriented environment where everyone knows each other by name from all grade levels. Older students truly serve as role models for younger students. Faith and ethics are emphasized and charitable works and service are taught as part of the curriculum. I highly recommend St. Mary to any parent who wants their child to learn in an optimal environment surrounded by children whose families truly care about the education and well being of their children.
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