St. Mary Elementary 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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 68 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,500
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Autusim/Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1929

Student Body

Total Students
68 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
St. Mary Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
11 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(School has two dress code providers.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
School 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 Director
Theresa Stager
Admissions Associate
Jocelyn Heggie

Sports

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.`" 

School Reviews

5  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 68 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,500
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Wayne County, MI is $7,806 for elementary schools and $10,212 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Wayne County, MI is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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