St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School

625 Magdala Place,
Apex, NC, 27502
Tel: (919)657-4800
Grades: PK - 8 | 654 students
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School is a community that proclaims the gospel by our dedication to quality instruction while fostering our commitment to the needs of others.  We Pray, We Learn, We Care.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 2000

Student Body

Total Students 654 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 13%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 20%
Average Class Size 26 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,170
Tuition Notes Non-Catholic tuition is higher
Acceptance Rate 100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Claudia Klavon


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Chess Club, Chorus, Drama Club, Glee Club, Liturgical Dance, MathCounts, Newspaper, Photography / Yearbook, Science Olympiad Band, Chess Club, Chorus, Drama Club, Glee Club, MathCounts, Newspaper, Liturgical Dance,
Photography / Yearbook,
Science Olympiad,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 08/31/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cary Christian School (5.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Thales Academy Apex K-5 (2.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Mariposa School (4.2 miles away)
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  • Apex Thales Academy Apex K-5
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    1177 Ambergate Station
    Apex , NC , 27502
    Special Program Emphasis
    2.2  mi  |  256  students  |  Gr.  K-5
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    Peace Montessori School
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    2190 N Salem St # 103
    Apex , NC , 27523
    Montessori School
    3.5  mi  |  84  students  |  Gr.  K-7
  • Cary The Mariposa School
    Special Education School
    203 Gregson Dr
    Cary , NC , 27511
    Special Education School
    4.2  mi  |  55  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Cary
    Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School
    130 Towne Village Drive
    Cary , NC , 27513
    4.6  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-5
  • Cary
    Knowledge Beginnings
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    250 Cornerstone Drive
    Cary , NC , 27519
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    4.7  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 09, 2014 - St Mary Magdalene is a great school. I love it. if you were to decide on a catholic school i would tell you to chose STMM (ST Mary Magdalene) - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended October 14, 2013 - I have 12 years of STMM experience between my 3 students. We are happy with the school. There is little teacher turn over - if any. The teachers are good people who truly want to be teaching. The class sizes are large and I initially thought this would be an issue, but discipline is firm and never once was a problem. The math program allows for many levels, but I would say that their ''regular'' math classes in each grade are a little ahead. When we began at the school, the reading program was just okay. It has since become a richer program and is coupled nicely with more writing instruction. The students become quite grade driven - and learn independence quickly. As of 3 years ago most of the teachers began using computer programs and sites to help teach subjects. My students love learning this way - grammar flash cards on line are more interesting. The weak link; if I had to pick one, would be third grade. At least when I had children in that grade, there were a lot of handouts, packets and worksheets. Sadly, very little creativity and no room for an advanced reader to be stimulated as the class books were read via a tape recorder! That said, my child went to grade 4 ready to fill in blanks endlessly and stay on task. But the 4th grade teachers on up into middle school are just great! StMM has some of the best math teachers I''ve run across. Other than grade 3 - we have loved the school, it''s principal, the teachers and the parents. It is a happy place with a ton of school spirit. We are not Catholic and that fact never made a difference at all.... - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended October 06, 2012 - I have had children at St. Mary Magdalene School since it opened in 2000 and have been very happy with the environment. We are blessed to have had one pastor, principal and asst principal this entire time. My 3 children have been challenged academically, particularly in math. My kids were all at different math levels and were able to get the math that they needed. They have a great arts program - my children were in the band and/or in the school musicals. Sports are top-notch, there are overnight field trips for all of the older grades, teachers are happy to tutor, etc. - Posted by Parent

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