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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NH School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 336 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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St. Mary Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Hampshire for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8

Student Body

Total Students
336 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
St. Mary Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • 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.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NH School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 336 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The average private school tuition in New Hampshire is $11,751 for elementary schools and $28,893 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Hampshire is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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