Mount St. Marys Academy

400 S Church Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945-0959
Tel: (530)273-4694
Grades: PK-8 | 155 students
St. Mary Academy, the educational ministry of St. Patrick Parish, was established in 1859.
Our mission is to serve families primarily of the Catholic Communities of St. Patrick, St. Canice and St. Dominic as well as families of other faith traditions and surrounding communities.
Recognizing that parents are the primary educators of their children, we collaborate to educate our students to achieve their potential in the areas of faith development, academic excellence, social awareness and emotional growth.
We exist to inspire and motivate our students to recognize their call to be responsible, faith-filled leaders in the reality of today’s multicultural and diverse world.
Mount Saint Mary’s is the oldest continuously operating Catholic school west of the Mississippi.
Founded in 1859, Mount Saint Mary’s is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and proud of a fully credentialed faculty.
Mount Saint Mary’s teacher/student ratio is 1:18.
A strong academic foundation is emphasized, as children become engaged in the joy and responsibility of learning as a lifelong process.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1859

Student Body

Total Students 155 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Mount St. Marys Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(white or nave polo with khaki or navy shorts and/or pants and plaid shirts for girls)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $4,050
Tuition Notes Tuition Assistance for those families who qualify


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Mountain Biking, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballMountain Biking,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Charis Youth Center (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Charis Youth Center (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Ananda Living Wisdom School (10.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grass Valley
    Charis Youth Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: 7-12 | 18 students
    0.4 miles
    714 W Main St
    Grass Valley, CA 95945
  • Grass Valley
    Solid Rock Ranch School
    Special Education School (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: 2-12 | 12 students
    1.2 miles
    908 Taylorville Rd Ste 206
    Grass Valley, CA 95949
  • Nevada City
    Echo Ridge Sda School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: 3-8 | 20 students
    2.3 miles
    15504 Liberty Cir
    Nevada City, CA 95959
  • Nevada City
    Grades: 11-12 | 18 students
    4.1 miles
    13075 Woolman Ln
    Nevada City, CA 95959
  • Grass Valley
    Grades: 9-12 | 8 students
    7.1 miles
    17183 Retrac Way
    Grass Valley, CA 95949

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