School Of St. Mary

The School of St. Mary is committed to the development of the unique gifts of each child - spiritual, intellectual, physical, and emotional.
In a supportive atmosphere, students are challenged to academic excellence and are provided with the knowledge and skills necessary for future success.
In an atmosphere that deepens Christian values, students experience prayer and worship and are encouraged to make responsible decisions for themselves and to cooperate with and care for others.
Faith development, self-awareness, academic achievement, and community responsibility are emphasized in order to prepare the children to be contributing Christian citizens in the society of the future.
The mission is accomplished in a partnership of cooperative parents, supportive parishioners, and qualified faculty.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 459 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1917
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2012, 2020

Student Body

Total Students
459 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
School Of St. Mary Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
10%
Admissions Director
Mandy Castle
Admissions Associate
Mandy Castle

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Craft Club, Newspaper Club, Quiz Bowl Team, Violin Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band and Choir

School Notes

  • The School of St. Mary's primarily emphasizes spiritual education and development as concisely articulated in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Academically, students excel in high school. Students consistently are placed in high level academic tracks. Many students choose to continue their Latin studies, which begins in fourth grade. We offer a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) class in our new state-of-art lab as part of students` everyday curriculum at the Upper Grade Center. Robotics; design and mechanics are important, real-world skills our students grasp early-on that lead to academic interest in high school, college and beyond.
  • Most importantly, School of St. Mary students reap the benefits of a strong Catholic education. Weekly Mass, preparation for the sacraments and daily religion class combine to give students strong faith foundation.
  • The School of St. Mary`s balanced approach to education is the best of both worlds. A stellar academic program coupled with a strong foundation of faith has proven to be a successful model for over one hundred years.  We look forward to continued growth and excellence in the next one hundred years.  

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 459 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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