St. Mary Elementary and Middle School

  • Small class sizes A viable school with growing programs Dedicated and caring teachers and staff An iPad mini for each student Daily on-site hot lunch Pre-K to 8th grades Full day Kindergarten 3 and 4 year old full-day Pre-K program Spanish, Technology, Physical Education, Music and Art Bus service for students living in the Gibraltar School District Tuition Assistance CYO Sports Clubs and activities: Technology Club, Band, Cheerleading, Lego Club, Minecraft Club, Running Club and more.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedAutusim/Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1929

Student Body

Total Students96 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade St. Mary Elementary and Middle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size11 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School has two dress code providers.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$3,500
Tuition NotesSchool offers both in and out of parish tuition rates, discount for multiple children. Many tuition assistance options are available.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTheresa Stager
Admissions AssociateJocelyn Heggie

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
SoccerSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Band, Bowling, Cheerleading, Choir, Craft Club, Lego Club, Math Counts, Minecraft Club, National Junior Honor Society, Running Club, Science Club, Technology Club, TED-Ed Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Junior Hockey

School Notes

What our families are saying:
  • "This was one of the best decisions we could ever have made! St. Mary school has exceeded our expectations!"
  • "We have a close-knit "family" here, made up of caring people whose goal is to educate our children so they demonstrate academic success while helping them develop a faith-filled foundation for their lives."  
  • "This school is a `treasure' and we are so thankful that God brought us here."
  • "While we valued the religion we knew they would learn, we also wanted a solid academic education to prepare them for high school and beyond. The ethics, morals, and values that are intrinsic to the school have enforced what we strive to teach at home."
  • "I know that our Catholic faith, the faith that our family holds so dear, is not just limited to a half hour religion class, but incorporated throughout the school day and that our motto, `Pray, Work, Study, and Play in Christ's name` is more than just a motto, it is an underlying guiding principle to every aspect of school life." 
  • "Our children are not only growing academically, socially, and physically, but they are blossoming spiritually as well in an environment where doing just that is not only tolerated, but encouraged. That, to me, is priceless."
  • "When I get asked that question, "Is it worth it " by my friends and family. Without hesitation, I answer, `Yes. There is no place else I'd rather they be.`" 

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School Reviews

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We LOVE St Mary School! With small class sizes and amazing teachers, I am thrilled with the academic progress my daughters are making. The teachers are truly committed to finding ways to challenge the students to excel and for those students that struggle, the teachers go above and beyond to make sure they succeed as well. The principal is both easily accessible and always ready to listen, as well as energetic and enthusiastic. And I can not say enough about the wonderful families who attend St Mary! They are warm, friendly, and welcoming. They have become a part of our family! We feel so blessed to have such a wonderful school where our daughters can live out their Catholic faith while receiving an education that is second to none.
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