Saint Mary School

Saint Mary School is a private Catholic school offering preschool - through grade 8 to families in Lake and Cook County.
St. Mary`s School, is an integral part of the St. Mary Parish Community, embracing the values and traditions of the Catholic faith.
Called to its mission by the parents of the parish community, we recognize that parents are the primary teachers of their children, and we are committed to cooperate with and support parental involvement.
As one of the educational arms of the Parish, we provided an atmosphere where students develop a wholesome self-image and strive to reach their full potential.
St. Mary`s School offers a comprehensive curriculum and provides students with experience in cooperative learning and critical thinking skills.
To enhance our excellent academic program, St. Mary`s School offers a wide variety of support services and extracurricular activities to fulfill the students` special interests.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLiteracy programs to conduct response intervention
Year Founded1855
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2008, 2014

Student Body

Total Students277 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Saint Mary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size23 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlease visit our website for current tuition information school.stmarybg.org
Admissions DirectorLisa Tomassetti
Admissions AssociateLaura Georgen

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Golf, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
DanceFlag Football,
GolfSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Battle of the Books, Chess Club, Cub Scouts, Daisies/Brownies/Girl Scouts, Math Club, Robotics Program, Service and Spirit Program, Student Council, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Annual Musical, Band, Bell Choir, Choir, Talent Show, Voice Lessons

School Notes

  • St. Mary`s School, a Catholic educational community is an integral part of the St. Mary Parish Community, embracing the values and traditions of the Catholic faith. Called to its mission by the parents of the parish community, we recognize that parents are the primary teachers of their children, and we are committed to cooperate with and support parental involvement. As one of the educational arms of the Parish, we provided an atmosphere where students develop a wholesome self image, and strive to reach their full potential. St. Mary`s School offers a comprehensive curriculum and provides students with experience in cooperative learning and critical thinking skills. To enhance our excellent academic program, St. Mary`s School offers a wide variety of support services and extracurricular activities to fulfill the students` special interests.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
We are new to Saint Mary this year and we already know we made the right decision for our two kids who are in 3 and 6 grade. Our kids are loving the teachers which is a deal breaker for me because my older wasn`t happy at the last school. We are here to stay!
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Our kids love Saint Mary School and the excellent and very dedicated teachers there. Although the institution is ill-equipped to nurture "outliers", it does a good job with the relatively homogenous population of students it serves overall. Again, I've yet to meet a teacher that was not completely committed to the biopsychosocial growth of our children. The administration is tolerable and our encomiums go, as they should, entirely to the excellent teaching staff at SMS.
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WE LOVE Saint Mary. We sent our 4 year old to preschool there thinking we would move to the public school for kindergarten. NO WAY. 3 years later we are now sending our next child to the preschool and our 2nd grader is so happy and loves going to school each day to see her teacher & friends. she also loves telling us about her day and what the "big" kids are doing that she wants to do when she gets older. It's a great family environment and has an outstanding curriculum. My daughter loves her library time, music class and spanish - wow. I highly recommend Saint Mary School
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St. Mary is a wonderful environment for children to learn and grow as individuals. They are constantly advancing their academics and keeping pace with technology all while offering music, art & many other extras at no extra cost. It is a safe and welcoming community for all our children, where everyone knows their name. I highly recommend PreKthru 8th grade.
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