St. Mary's School

     Tel: (949)448-9027
Grades: NS - 8 | 619 students
St. Mary’s is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School dedicated to inquiry-based academic excellence, developing well-rounded, confident children who flourish in a creative environment founded on Christian values.
As the only primary school in Orange County to offer the IB program, the school promotes critical thinking and focuses on developing skills to meet the challenges of a global, technological economy.
Coupled with strong athletic programs, extended care, enrichment classes and summer programs, students in preschool through grade eight develop the life-long practice of learning, leading and serving.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 619 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 1%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade St. Mary

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Average Class Size 19 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform Required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,500
Tuition Notes Preschool: $10,300 Lower School: $11,500 Middle School: $11,750
% on Financial Aid 18%
Acceptance Rate 86%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jennifer Risner

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Flag FootballGolf,
LacrosseTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. ASB, After School Enrichment, Ceramics, Drumline, Extended Care, Field Studies, Field Studies, International Exchange, Orchestra, Science Clubs, Theatre, Visual Arts ASB, Ceramics, Drumline, Extended Care, Field Studies, Field Studies, Orchestra, Science Clubs, Theatre, Visual Arts, After School Enrichment,
International Exchange,

School Notes:

St. Mary's is the only authorized Preschool-Grade 8, International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Orange County. Our academic program provides the foundation to cultivate future global leaders for an increasingly diverse and technological society.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Laguna Niguel Jr Academy (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Aliso Viejo Christian School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is CCLC at Ziggurat Child Development Center (1 miles away)
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  • Aliso ViejoAliso Viejo Christian School
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    1 Orion
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    (949)389-0300
      (Other Lutheran)
    0.3 mi | 371 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • Aliso ViejoVanDamme Academy
    2A Liberty
    Aliso ViejoCA92656
    (949)510-4861
    0.7 mi | 131 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • Laguna NiguelCCLC at Ziggurat Child Development Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    24000 Avila Rd. Suite 3409
    Laguna NiguelCA92677
    (949)360-2004
    Daycare / Preschool
    1 mi | n/a students | Gr. PK-NS                      
  • Laguna NiguelVine Preparatory Academy
      (Christian)
    27632 El Lazo
    Laguna NiguelCA92677
    (949)280-8641
      (Christian)
    1.3 mi | 57 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • Laguna NiguelTutor Time
    Daycare / Preschool
    24291 Avila Rd
    Laguna NiguelCA92677
    (949)831-8887
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    1.5 mi | 10 students | Gr. PK-KG                      

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