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.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1917
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2012

Student Body

Total Students459 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Admissions AssociateKathleen Trkla


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Football, Golf, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

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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The average private school tuition in Illinois is $6,046 for elementary schools and $11,872 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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