St. Mary Elementary School

St. Mary School offers a faith-based program of academic excellence within a nurturing family atmosphere for children in grades Pre-K to 8.
Small class sizes and a focus on personalized learning allow each student to thrive and reach their potential.
Half-day and full-day options are available for Pre-K. We offer after-school enrichment activities and after-care for all grades.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 190 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,302
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2008

Student Body

Total Students
190 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
St. Mary Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Winter & Summer uniforms

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Linda Garvey


Total Sports Offered
3 sports

School Notes

  • St. Mary School, based in beautiful Bethel, CT, offers a faith based education for children in grades PreK to 8th grade. "Faith, Family, Academics" is the school motto, and can be witnessed in every classroom. Small class sizes and personalized learning are key to student success. A robust academic curriculum ensures that students are well prepared for the rigors of high school. Our PreK program, based in large beautiful classrooms, is focused on social and emotional growth, with lots of time for play and outdoor time, as well as one-on-one learning time with our teachers. We offer after-school enrichment activities, as well as a fully staffed after-care program. For more information, please visit our website at www.stmarybethelct, or contact Director of Enrollment, Linda Garvey, at
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Mary Elementary School cost?
St. Mary Elementary School's tuition is approximately $6,302 for private students.
What schools are St. Mary Elementary School often compared to?
St. Mary Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like St. Joseph Continuation School by visitors of our site.
What sports does St. Mary Elementary School offer?
St. Mary Elementary School offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Soccer and Track and Field.
What is St. Mary Elementary School's ranking?
St. Mary Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for St. Mary Elementary School?
The application deadline for St. Mary Elementary School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
SMS has been the backbone of my boys the past 5 years. I am so grateful for the education, morals and family engagement that radiates at SMS. Teachers and Staff are Great! I'm glad I've been a part of this great school and still counting.
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My daughter has attended SMS for seven years now. She absolutely loves the school and the staff. Her teachers are a great encouragement and the academic program is great.
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Our daughter has been at St. Mary since kindergarten she is now in the 8th grade. Her 9 years at St.Mary have been amazing! There is a wonderful sense of family and community. The teachers and faculty are very caring and supportive. Although we are sad to see this chapter in her life coming to an end we are forever grateful for her time at St.Mary.
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My child enrolled at St. Mary's School in the sixth grade and is currently in the eighth grade. His experience at the school has been extremely positive. St. Mary's School seamlessly combines strong academics with value-based education, and we're really pleased about it. The school leaders are dedicated and the teachers are both nurturing and motivating students to improve academically. The school's focus on faith, character, and community helps students become responsible and caring individuals.Beyond the classroom, St. Mary's offers a wide array of extracurricular activities, including sports, music/band, and afterschool clubs, among others. My son thoroughly enjoyed playing basketball for the junior varsity and varsity teams. Over the three years my child spent in middle school at St. Mary's, he not only gained strong academic knowledge but also developed into a responsible young individual, preparing him for a brighter future.We're truly grateful for this exceptional experience at St. Mary's. This school has set the bar high, and we couldn't be more pleased with our choice.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 190 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,302
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Fairfield County, CT is $22,134 for elementary schools and $31,915 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fairfield County, CT is 72% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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