St. Marys School

323 Vermont Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830-0378
Tel: (865)483-9700
Grades: PK-8 | 200 students
Known for its exceptional science and technology programs, St. Mary's School welcomes families from diverse backgrounds into its award-winning school community.
Students in preK through 8th grade come from many cities in a 35-mile radius.
Class sizes are small, and students receive personalized attention from teachers and staff.
We offer a full range of special area classes for students in all grades, including Spanish, art, music, PE, technology, library, and, in middle school, Project-based Learning.
Several grades offer one-to-one technology devices within the classroom. 

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 (resource program only)
Year Founded 1950
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2010

Student Body

Total Students 200 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade St. Marys School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 16 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes Financial aid available
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Sarah Trent


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SwimmingTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Challenge and Conquest Youth Group, Chess Club, Clay and Pottery Club, Cub Scouts, Culinary Club, Fall Soccer Club, Fantasy of Trees Club, Gingerbread Club, Girl Scouts, Lego Robotics Club, Science Bowl, Spring Basketball Club, Spring Volleyball Club Chess Club, Cub Scouts, Culinary Club, Girl Scouts, Science Bowl, Challenge and Conquest Youth Group,
Clay and Pottery Club,
Fall Soccer Club,
Fantasy of Trees Club,
Gingerbread Club,
Lego Robotics Club,
Spring Basketball Club,
Spring Volleyball Club,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Christianacademy Of Oak Ridge (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori School Of Oak Ridge (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori School Of Oak Ridge (1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Oak Ridge
    Grades: PK-K | 19 students
    1 miles
    728 Emory Valley Road # 24
    Oak Ridge, TN 37830
  • Oak Ridge
    Grades: K-12 | 68 students
    1.1 miles
    Po Box 6139
    Oak Ridge, TN 37831
  • Oliver Springs
    Grades: PK-12 | 92 students
    8 miles
    107 Old Hen Valley Rd
    Oliver Springs, TN 37840
  • Knoxville
    Paideia Academy
    Grades: PK-12 | 133 students
    8.3 miles
    10825 Yarnell Road
    Knoxville, TN 37932
  • Knoxville
    Grades: PK-8 | 335 students
    8.9 miles
    950 Episcopal School Way
    Knoxville, TN 37932

School Reviews

I am the parent of three St. Mary's graduates who went on to high school very well prepared. I recall that, on several occasions, the high school teachers commented that students who come to them from St. Mary's school were, for the most part, more organized and had developed better study skills than those coming from other schools.
- Posted by Parent, 05/12/15
SMS is a wonderful school! Our teachers are supportive, and set the bar high for our children. SMS students work hard but play hard as well! We love having the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia---their passion for Catholic education is contagious! Our science department is amazing--our elementary students have their own lab; our middle schoolers consistently do well at the regional science fair. 11 of 13 past Grand Champions of the Appalachian Regional Science Fair have come from SMS!
- Posted by Parent, 08/30/14

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