Welcome to Maternity of Mary - Saint Andrew (MMSA) school. We celebrate and pride ourselves on 65 years of educating students in the beautiful and historic Como Park neighborhood.We are a Pre-k through 8th-grade school.
Providing a foundation in education and faith, recognizing the gifts of every child. Come see why our school is the best choice, both for your child and your family.
The MMSA Extended Day Program is to help parents provide for a well-rounded safe day for their children.
Our program will offer our students a safe, structured, friendly beginning and end to our school day.
Our goals are to provide a safe and enriching environment; to develop and maintain a healthy self-image and to develop good socialization skills.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 192 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,500
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, mild learning differences
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
192 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Maternity Of Mary - St Andrew School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$200 additional fee for grades 6-8


School Notes

  • On September 5, 1950, Maternity of Mary School opened with four Benedictine nuns as teachers.  School enrollment was 150 students in grades one through four.  The plan was to add an additional grade each year so that the first class would graduate in 1954.  The rapid growth was phenomenal.  By 1954, enrollment had grown to 400 students and the addition a new school facility became absolutely necessary.  Eight more classrooms were added in the fall of 1956.  The 44 registered families in 1950 had increased to over 1000 families by 1955.  This rapid growth continued until it reached its peak in 1962 when there were 733 registered students.  In the early years, (1950-1953), all of the school personnel were Benedictine nuns.  The first lay teacher was added to the staff for the 1953-1954 school year.  The mainstays of the teaching staff, however, were the Benedictine nuns through the 1970-1971 school year.  In June of 1971, the nuns withdrew from the school and the staff has been primarily lay teachers since that time.  In the Spring of 1989, a decision was made to consolidate and merge Maternity of Mary and St. Andrew schools.  Maternity of Mary St. Andrew School became a reality for the 1989-1990 school year.  In 2010, a remodel of the existing school building occurred to update ceilings, lighting, elevator lift in the gym as well as new doors for all classrooms.  There was also an expansion which included a new secure main entry and a new gymnasium.  The gym is equipped with retractable bleachers, high-grade wood flooring which can accommodate both full- and half-court basketball.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 192 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,500
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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