St Mary School

2001 S 5th Ave,
Sioux Falls, SD, 57105-0571
     Tel: (605)334-9881
Grades: PK - 6 | 270 students
Saint Mary School opened over 50 years ago.
The tradition of excellence in Catholic education continues.
The building has undergone considerable updates and remains a great facility to meet the needs of students.
In the recent several years, we have updated lighting, put in a new gym floor, security system, air conditioning, new windows, and refrigerated drinking fountains.
Saint Mary parish is very supportive of the school and strives to maintain a premier school in the heart of the city.
All roads easily lead to Saint Mary School.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 6

Student Body

Total Students 270 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 74%
State avg.: 36%
Students by Grade St Mary School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Navy blue pants, white collared shirts, plaid skirts optional for girls)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $2,435

School Notes:

Currently Saint Mary School has grades Pre-K through 6. Our building is divided into 3 wings. The main level west wing hosts our Preschool through grade 2 students. They have a separate playground and drop-off/pick-up entrance. Grades 3 and 4 classrooms are located on the main level east wing with grades 5 and 6 upstairs. School hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. In addition to classroom offerings we have vocal music, band, technology, art, library, and physical education instruction by certified teachers. Kindergarten has 30 minutes of each of those subjects. Grades 1-6 have two 30 minute classes each week in physical education and music and one 40 minute class each week in art, technology, and library. All student needs are addressed at Saint Mary School. We augment and address student instruction with enrichment instruction or remediation/assistance based on student needs for success. Auxiliary staff, aids, and volunteers round out our certified staff as part of our dedicated educational team. In addition to formal academic enrichment, we offer group band, private band lessons, guitar lessons, liturgical music, technological studies and applications, and will soon be incorporating the Accelerated Reader program in our library.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Empire Baptist High & Academy (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Children''s Home Society (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Children''s Home Society (0.7 miles away)
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School Reviews

Recommended
1 year ago
Excellent school, the hardworking staff and teachers work hard to challenge you children intellectually while creating a warm atmosphere that promotes learning and free thinking. Children will grow not just intellectually but their social skills will also improve so that they will be ready to enter middle school and high school with confidence in themselves. Religious Ed. will ensure their spiritual growth as well.
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