St. Mary Elementary 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 (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 443 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
443 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Mary Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
National avg.: 13:1
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.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 443 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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