St Marys School

Tel: (815)844-6585
Grades: K-8 | 177 students
St. Mary's School, Pontiac, Illinois, is a coeducational Catholic elementary school affiliated with St. Mary's Parish and the Peoria Diocese.
It is a grade school that is committed to the teaching of the Catholic faith and values from kindergarten through eighth grade.
It is a caring community where the Pastor, Commission on Education, administrator, teachers, and parents work together to ensure that children receive the finest possible education through a progressive program emphasizing religious education, basic skills, academic excellence, the fine arts, and physical fitness.
St. Mary's School is a Catholic co-educational community where human culture and knowledge illumined by Faith is shared and where students are helped to develop a sense of God, a sense of responsibility, a sense of direction, and a sense of mission.
The faculty assumes the responsibility of assisting the parents, who are the prime and foremost educators of the child, in educating the whole child while preserving each child's own individuality and uniqueness.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1903

Student Body

Total Students 177 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade St Marys School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 25 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(See handbook on website)

Finances and Admission

Tuition Notes Tuition rates are reviewed every spring and are subject to change yearly. Please call the school for current fees.
Admissions Director Mrs. Sharon A. Warfield, Principal


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Altar Servers, Band, Chorus, Junior High Youth Group, Math Team, Scholastic Bowl, Speech Team, Student Council Altar Servers, Band, Chorus, Math Team, Speech Team, Junior High Youth Group,
Scholastic Bowl,
Student Council,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Salem Ranch (11.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pontiac Christian School (5.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Pontiac Christian School (5.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pontiac
    Pontiac Christian School
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: PK-8 | 42 students
    5.2 miles
    18034 N 2100 East Road
    Pontiac, IL 61764
  • Odell
    St. Paul School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-9 | 72 students
    9.9 miles
    300 S West St
    Odell, IL 60460
  • Flanagan
    Salem Ranch
    All-boys  | Special Education School (Christian)
    Grades: 7-12 | 22 students
    11.8 miles
    15161 N 400 East Rd
    Flanagan, IL 61740
  • Forrest
    Grades: K-4 | 2 students
    14.5 miles
    Rr 2 Box 40
    Forrest, IL 61741
  • Dwight
    Grades: 1-12 | 36 students
    18 miles
    401 N Clinton St
    Dwight, IL 60420

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