St. Mary Catholic School

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St. Mary Catholic School is a vital and valued ministry within the evangelizing mission of St. Mary's Parish of Riverside and its neighboring suburbs, and of the global Catholic community. Believing that each student is a child of God, St. Mary School challenges each to achieve academic excellence, to embrace the gospel message, and to make a difference in the world through Christian witness, service, and leadership.
The mission of St. Mary School is to provide the children of St. Mary's parish family with a firm foundation in the Catholic faith, traditions, and moral values; and to prepare them to become well-educated Catholic adults who will provide leadership and service within the church and society in the 21st century.
St. Mary is a very special community in which teachers and administrators are united and work in harmony with parents, who we recognize as the primary educators.
It is a partnership that is dedicated to the full realization of each child`s spiritual, academic, and life skills potential.
At home and at school, together we endeavor to integrate God`s message into the children`s daily activities and encourage them to embrace the meaning of social concern and service to others.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 353 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Mary Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1926

Student Body

Total Students
353 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Mary Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
uniforms

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Nicole Nolazco
Admissions Associate
Judi Vrablik

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Math Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Choir, School Play

School Notes

  • St. Mary Catholic School is a vital and valued ministry within the evangelizing mission of St. Mary's Parish of Riverside and its neighboring suburbs, and of the global Catholic community. Believing that each student is a child of God, St. Mary School challenges each to achieve academic excellence, to embrace the gospel message, and to make a difference in the world through Christian witness, service, and leadership. The mission of St. Mary School is to provide the children of St. Mary's parish family with a firm foundation in the Catholic faith, traditions, and moral values; and to prepare them to become well-educated Catholic adults who will provide leadership and service within the church and society in the 21st century. St. Mary`s is a very special community in which teachers and administrators are united and work in harmony with parents, who we recognize as the primary educators. It is a partnership that is dedicated to the full realization of each child`s spiritual, academic, and life skills potential. At home and at school, together we endeavor to integrate God`s message into the children`s daily activities and encourage them to embrace the meaning of social concern and service to others.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does St. Mary Catholic School offer?
St. Mary Catholic School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is St. Mary Catholic School's ranking?
St. Mary Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Mary Catholic School?
The application deadline for St. Mary Catholic School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 353 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Cook County, IL is $11,150 for elementary schools and $18,876 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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