Grades: NS-8 | 715 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 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 Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-8|
|Total Students||715 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 44%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||19 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal
Finances and Admission
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$11,500|
|Tuition Notes||Preschool: $10,300 Lower School: $11,500 Middle School: $11,750|
|% on Financial Aid||
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Jennifer Risner|
|Total Sports Offered||7 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cheering, Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketball, Cheering,
Flag Football, Golf,
Lacrosse, Track and Field,
|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,
- 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.
Profile last updated: 09/11/2015
- School Location Miles Grades Students
Aliso ViejoGrades: K-8 | 371 students
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Laguna NiguelGrades: NS-8 | 810 students
32451 Bear Brand Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Mission ViejoGrades: NS-8 | 225 students
24741 Chrisanta Drive
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
San Juan CapistranoGrades: NS-12 | 649 students
26333 Oso Rd
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Lake ForestGrades: NS-8 | 360 students
23311 Muirlands Blvd
Lake Forest, CA 92630
January 11, 2017
Letters of interest and cover letters are frequently used interchangeably even though they have different purposes.
January 03, 2017
When you visit schools, please don't make the following common mistakes. A little thought and preparation will help you make the best impression possible.
December 21, 2016
Bullying has gone electronic. It's called cyberbullying and it is rampant.