St. Marys Elementary School

600 Veirs Mill Road
Rockville, MD 20852-0208
Tel: (301)762-4179
Grades: PK-8 | 290 students
St. Mary's School is a vital part of the parish's religious education program.
The school supports and expresses the mission of the Catholic Church by proclaiming the message of Jesus Christ and by building a Christian community through prayer and service to others.
The parents, faculty and staff of St. Mary's School, through daily example in words and actions, strive to guide all students to realize their full potential as children of God.
St. Mary’s School prepares students in Pre-K through Grade 8 for high school and beyond by motivating and guiding them to integrate knowledge, faith, service and friendship into all aspects of their lives.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild learning deficits, ADHD
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2011

Student Body

Total Students 290 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade St. Marys Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 26 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Formal and PE uniform daily)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Please contact school for tuition levels for the current year.
Admissions Director Debra Eisel


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
DanceFlag Football,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 100 Mile Club, Advanced Band, Art Club, Beginner Band, Chess Club, Chorus, Drama Club, Newspaper Club, Peer Assisted Learning (PAL), Robotics Club, Schola Choir, Scratch Club 100 Mile Club, Advanced Band, Art Club, Beginner Band, Chess Club, Chorus, Drama Club, Newspaper Club, Robotics Club, Schola Choir, Scratch Club, Peer Assisted Learning (PAL),

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Charles E Smith Jewish Day School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montrose School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montrose School (0.5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Rockville
    Montrose School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 51 students
    0.5 miles
    Po Box 10772
    Rockville, MD 20849
  • Rockville
    Grades: NS-8 | 145 students
    0.6 miles
    22 W. Jefferson Street
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Rockville
    Community School Of Md @ Jacks
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-8 | 6 students
    0.9 miles
    932 Hungerford Drive #40a
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Rockville
    Grades: NS-5 | 39 students
    1.1 miles
    1605 Veirs Mill Road
    Rockville, MD 20851
  • Rockville
    Early Childhood Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS | 85 students
    1.2 miles
    100 Welsh Park Drive
    Rockville, MD 20850

School Reviews

I really love the school. Teachers try their best to challenge the kids in terms of academy to bring their best out. I would rate 5 out of 5.
- Posted by Parent, 12/07/15
What a wonderful school! I have had two children graduate and go onto successful high school experiences as well as one currently in 7th grade. The sense of community is unmatched even among neighboring private schools. My children consider the faculty, staff and parents at St. Mary's school to be family. It is a safe, nurturing, academically and spiritually fulfilling learning environment.
- Posted by Parent, 11/16/15
As a long- time parishioner at St. Mary?'s church in Rockville, I was very excited to send our eldest child to St. Mary?'s school in the fall of 2015. The school has exceeded all of our expectations in just a few short months. What we love about St. Mary?'s, in no particular order: 1. Parent involvement ?? Parents are encouraged to be an active part of the school community and made to feel valued. Parents are expected to volunteer, participate, and partner with the teachers. As a result, there is a sense of camaraderie among the parents, as well as with the teachers. 2. Sense of community ?? Both the school staff and parents feel a sense of responsibility for all of the students, and everyone has a common goal of making the children feel safe and cared for while holding students to a high standard, academically and behaviorally. There are many fun and educational school-wide activities that bring the student body together in the evenings and on the weekends. In addition, the school supports the community at large through fundraising, donations, and volunteering. 3. Teachers ?? The teachers at St. Mary?'s are clearly dedicated, motivated individuals who really want to make a difference in the lives of children. You often see the teachers at school after hours, participating in school events, and they seem to get great joy from being a part of St. Mary?'s. Students don?'t just come to school to learn to read and write. Their personalities and moral development are nurtured by the teachers, and children learn to be respectful, confident, empathetic, and caring. The student body is culturally diverse. 4. Academics ?? Children are challenged appropriately; teachers are able to meet the children at their level and help them progress to the next. There is a variety of specials throughout the week, such as music, art, PE, technology, Spanish, and guidance. The school utilizes technology where appropriate to reinforce the classrooms lessons at home. There is a variety of afterschool clubs and sports, as well as field trips.
- Posted by Parent, 11/16/15
My family suffered financial hardship for 2012 and was ready to pull the kids out of ST. M, Ms. Eisel, the pricipal, told us not to. Ms. Eisel along with the whole St. Marys community found a way for my kids to stay and we will be returning for 2013/14. The whole St. Marys community is very supportive of each other. I thank all of them from the botom of my heart.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
Very familiar environment, personalized attention is given to the kids. AApart from good academics, a number of extracurricular activities are oferred such as Robotics, Scouts, Arts, Dance, Drama, Scratch club, etc.
- Posted by Parent, 05/20/13
Excellent parent community with supportive teachers, pastor and priests that help to form a truly well-rounded student
- Posted by Parent, 05/20/13
Truly a warm, caring community. The students are well-behaved and kind to others. The Responsive Classroom curriculum is phenomenal and fosters this caring environment.
- Posted by Parent, 05/20/13

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