St. Mary's Central High School is North Dakota's largest and oldest Catholic high school, with a rich history of educational excellence in the Bismarck-Mandan community.
In 1878, four sisters from the convent of St. Benedict in St.
Joseph, Minnesota, arrived in Bismarck to staff what was then the St.
Mary's Academy and Boarding School. In 1916, the first high school classes were offered and the spring of 1922 brought the first graduation at St.
Mary's High School. St. Mary's Central High School strives to promote a Christian atmosphere of learning in which all students develop themselves academically, spiritually, emotionally, socially and physically.
St. Mary's Central High School is committed to providing a foundation of faith in the Catholic tradition, and in fostering an environment in which students and staff will be free to experience the presence of Jesus Christ in their personal lives. St. Mary's is a student-centered school.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked ND School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 331 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students
331 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade
St. Mary Central High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked ND School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 331 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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