St. Mary Catholic School

When you think of Catholic Schools in Macomb County, St. Mary Catholic School in Mt. Clemens automatically comes to mind. In 1871, St. Peter Parish, along with the Sisters of the Immacuate Heart of Mary, established St. Mary Catholic School. St. Mary School has been a pillar of Macomb County, due to our long-standing commitment to the community and our continued commitment to an academically-sound, faith-filled education for Preschool through 8th Grade students. St. Mary's student population comes not only from Mt. Clemens, but the vast majority of our student population comes from as far north as Romeo, as far east as St. Clair, to our neighboring township communities of Washington, Macomb, Chesterfield, Harrison, and Clinton.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Education Association
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLearning Disabilities, ADD/ADHD
Year Founded1870
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesSummer Camp - payment is an hourly rate, family rate offered, payment is based on days you attend.

Student Body

Total Students436 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade St. Mary Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size19 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,200
Tuition NotesFamily fate for Full-day Preschool - 8th grade students. Family discount rate offered More than 3 children, 4th or more are free. 3 hr. - 1/2 day 3 & 4 year-old Preschool Program's tuition starts at $1300.00 a year.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,100
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMaureen Miscavish
Admissions AssociateSherry Dempsey


Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBaseball,
GolfIndoor Soccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Altar Servers, Book Club, Chess Club, Ecology Club, Forensics Team, Lego Club, National Junior Honor Society, Newspaper Club, Safety Squad, Science Forsenics, Social Studies Olympiad, Spanish Club, Stem Club, Student Council, Tutoring

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Band Program, Childrens Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
TGA Golf

School Notes

  • St. Mary Catholic School is accredited through The Michigan Associations of Non-Public School (MANS).  We are currently aligning our curriculum with the Catholic Common Core Standards - soon to be adopted throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit.Our Early Childhood Program has been developed to educate the whole child.
  • The St. Mary Preschool and Kindergarten programs introduce a wide variety of learning opportunities that promote a high-quality educational experience in the areas of creativity, social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. We offer full and half day Preschool and Kindergarten to accommodate the needs of our youngest learners and their families.
  • Students and faculty use a variety of technological tools including Smart boards, desktop and laptop computers, ELMO document cameras and mp3 technology. Guided Reading instruction is incorporated into all K-5 classrooms. A full-time learning specialist helps offer every student the opportunity to excel in mathematics and reading.
  • Our religious education program includes weekly Masses for students in Grades 1-8 at our home parish, St. Peter Church. Additionally, all students in Grades 1-8 attend Mass in our school gym each week, with kindergarten students joining for worship in the spring. 
  • The decision to offer your child a St. Mary education is an investment in the future. Many St. Mary graduates advance to some of the most prestigious Catholic High Schools in Metro Detroit, including De La Salle Collegiate, Regina High School, University of Detroit Jesuit High School Academy and Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School. There our students go on to excel in advanced placement and honors courses and graduate with honors.
  • St. Mary School offers competitive tuition rates (with other private schools in Macomb County) without extra fees or fundraisers. Tuition assistance is available through the Archdiocese of Detroit. Additional assistance is available for members of the St. Peter Parish family.
  • We invite you to learn more about St. Mary School via a visit to our campus. Please call Maureen Miscavish, St. Mary Principal, at 586.468.4570 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.

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