St Mary Academy

  • St. Mary Academy, founded in 1912, is a regional elementary school, located in Dover, New Hampshire, and operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester.
  • As a Catholic Christian School, St. Mary Academy strives to be a community of peace, justice and love, modeled on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
  • This mission is grounded in a program which emphasizes faith development, personal responsibility, mutual respect, academic achievement and service to others.
  • Each child is encouraged to develop his own gifts to their fullest potential while appreciating and supporting the uniqueness of each person.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students317 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade St Mary Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio21:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Dover
    Grades: PK-12 | 473 students
    2.2 miles
    20 Seaborne Dr
    Dover, NH 03820
    (603)742-3617
    2.2 PK-12
    473
  • Hampton
    Sacred Heart School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 221 students
    17.7 miles
    289 Lafayette Rd
    Hampton, NH 03842
    (603)926-3254
    17.7 PK-8
    221
  • Hampton Falls
    Grades: 6-8 | 90 students
    15.8 miles
    356 Exeter Rd
    Hampton Falls, NH 03844
    (603)772-9093
    15.8 6-8
    90
  • Portsmouth
    Saint Patrick Academy
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-8 | 169 students
    11 miles
    315 Banfield Road
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
    (603)436-0739
    11 NS-8
    169
  • Rochester
    Grades: K-8 | 164 students
    9.4 miles
    16 Bridge St
    Rochester, NH 03867
    (603)332-4803
    9.4 K-8
    164

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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We couldn't be happier with our choice to send our children to Saint Mary Academy. The curriculum is wonderful and improving each year. They offer music, art, sports, theatre and a variety of after school enrichment programs catering to the various ages of their students. We love the small class sizes as well as the individual attention the children receive. They are firm, loving and fair in their teachings and handlings of their students. We feel strongly about the moral and ethical values being instilled in our children everyday. It has been a wonderful and positive experience for our family. We highly recommend Saint Mary Academy to anyone looking for a Catholic/private school experience.
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My family has been a part of the Saint Mary Academy Family for 12 years. It is an amazing school with teachers who truly care for the students that they teach. The past 2 1/2 years have been difficult with administration, however the principal has since resigned & the assistant principal is amazing. She is very interested in what parents, staff and students have to say about the school & is working didigently to bring back the sense of community that we have had in the past with Mrs. Reese & Sr. Monica running the school. I am very happy to have my children at SMA and know that they are well cared for and educated with the current and best educational standards in mind. They are also taught compassion and caring for others while learning the "Golden Rule".
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