St. Mary Help Of Christians School

St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School bases its curriculum on national, state, and Diocese of Charleston standards.
In addition to a curriculum which includes science, health, social studies, technology, physical education, ixl math and the arts, there is an emphasis on the traditional 3 R`s of reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Children who attend St. Mary`s also benefit from a curriculum that includes an additional 3 R`s: respect, reverence, and responsibility.
All students take either Spanish or German.  Chromebooks are used in the classroom.
The K-2 Reading program is Rowland Reading's "Superkids" program.
Jr. High students have an elective period every day. Students choose from a rotating offering of classes such as culinary arts, physical training, book club, drama, and puzzle solving. Students can change electives every quarter.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 202 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Mary Help Of Christians School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1904

Student Body

Total Students
202 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
St. Mary Help Of Christians School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
14 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
School uniform worn daily, Formal Uniform worn on Mass days

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
There is an active parishioner rate, with multiple children discount. There is a \"non parishioner rate, with slight multiple children discounts. Please visit our website for tuition rates.
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
8 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Jr. National Beta Club, Yearbook Club, youth choir

School Notes

  • St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School bases its curriculum on national, state, and Diocese of Charleston standards.
  • In addition to a curriculum which includes science, health, social studies, technology, physical education, ixl math and the arts, there is an emphasis on the traditional 3 R`s of reading, writing, and arithmetic.Children who attend St. Mary`s also benefit from a curriculum that includes an additional 3 R`s: respect, reverence, and responsibility.
  • All students take either Spanish or German.
  • Chromebooks are used in the classroom.
  • The K-2 Reading program is Rowland Reading's "Superkids" program.
  • Jr. High students have an elective period every day. Students choose from a rotating offering of classes such as culinary arts, physical training, book club, drama, and puzzle solving. Students can change electives every quarter.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are St. Mary Help Of Christians School often compared to?
St. Mary Help Of Christians Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Mead Hall Episcopal School by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Mary Help Of Christians School?
The acceptance rate of St. Mary Help Of Christians School is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 90%.
What sports does St. Mary Help Of Christians School offer?
St. Mary Help Of Christians School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is St. Mary Help Of Christians School's ranking?
St. Mary Help Of Christians School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Mary Help Of Christians School?
The application deadline for St. Mary Help Of Christians School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

View the St. Mary Help Of Christians School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Spring Break (No School)
April 08, 2024 (Monday)
Spring Break (No School)
April 09, 2024 (Tuesday)
Spring Break (No School)
April 10, 2024 (Wednesday)
Spring Break (No School)
April 11, 2024 (Thursday)
Spring Break (No School)
April 12, 2024 (Friday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
St. Mary's provides a safe campus with academic rigor, competitive athletic programs, and a faith based environment. Students begin foreign language in Kindergarten and leave St. Mary's with a high school credit in their respective language. Additional high school credits include English I Honors, Algebra I Honors, and Geometry Honors. Most importantly a graduate of St. Mary's exhibits discipline and reverence that results in life-long success. Students of all faiths are welcome with nearly 30 percent of the school being Non-Catholic. With a recent graduate that's thriving in 9th grade and a current excelling 6th grader, it has been an invaluable investment in their futures.
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5  
My daughter graduated from St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School in Aiken with high honors. She was a three-sport scholar athlete that brought 4 AAMSL championships to the school. The tools, skills, and spiritual leadership she learned at St. Mary`s, in the classroom, on the court/field, and in religious education has directly carried over to the high school where she is still a top academic performer and a three-sport athlete. The experiences my daughter had at St. Mary`s School coupled with the Catholic faith they teach, truly helped shape her future.
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5  
I only went to this school for 4 years, but I had never been so close to a class in my life, and enjoyed my classes so much!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 202 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in South Carolina is $8,294 for elementary schools and $8,281 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in South Carolina is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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