Saint Mary's Catholic School

  • St. Mary`s Catholic School of Greenville was founded in 1900 and is now home to 250 children in grades K3 through 8.
  • The Catholic school is the most important apostolic work of St. Mary`s Church, and every family in the parish is strongly encouraged to educate their children in Saint Mary`s Catholic School.
  • Academic excellence, athletic challenge, artistic expression, and character formation are all at the service of teaching the Gospel to our students and calling them to follow the Lord Jesus as faithful disciples.
  • This evangelical purpose shapes every dimension of life at the school.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1900
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009

Student Body

Total Students261 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade Saint Mary's Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio24:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size24 students
Advanced CoursesHonors Algebra I, Honors English I, Honors French I, Honors Spanish I

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,300
Tuition NotesParishioner tuition and fees = $6300 Non-Parishioner tuition and fees=$8300 Tuition Assistance for Saint Mary's Parishioners
% on Financial Aid
5%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorNelle Palms

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
GolfVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Coding Club, Rosary Club, Student Council, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Beginning and Advanced Band, Choral Club

School Notes

  • Students in grades K5 through 8th grade are tested before being accepted into Saint Mary's School.
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The average private school tuition in Greenville, SC is $9,593 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Greenville, SC is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).