St. Mary Magdalen School

  • St. Mary Magdalen School is a Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese of Hartford consisting of grades Pre-K through eight.
  • It is situated in a suburb of Waterbury in the Oakville section of Watertown.
  • At St. Mary Magdalen School we empower our students to thruogh a curriculum of active learning, collaboration, creativity and active learnig.
  • The success of our graduates at the high school and college levels demonstrates the fulfillment of our goal which is supported by dedicated faculty partnering with engaged parents to set high expectations for academic achievements as well as moral behavior.
  • St. Mary Magdalen School shares in the aim and purpose of Catholic Education by concentrating on the total development of each student.
  • We prepare our students to be responsible Christian citizens who can make sound, moral choices and think criticallly to meet the callenges of today's rapidly changing society and those they will face in the future.
  • Our faculty provide a vibrant, innovative curriculum, that incorprates technolgy through all grades, delivering the essential skills required to navigate through our ever-changing society.
  • Committed educators guide our students through the day with lessons in faith development, math, language arts, social studies, science, foreign language, music, art, and physical education.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1963

Student Body

Total Students238 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade St. Mary Magdalen School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio20:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size25 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki pants and green polo for boys, plaid jumper and white oxford shirt for girls.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,625
Tuition NotesK-8 Catholic Parishioner $4,950, other $5,200 Second Child $4,750 other $5,075 Every child after second $4,720 other $5,000 Each additional child after 2 $4,450, other $4,930 Pre-K varies on schedule selected by families. Various payment options offered. Financial Aid offered through FACTS pr
Admissions DirectorDeborah D. Mulhall, School Principal
Admissions AssociateKaryn Johnson, Advancement Dir


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, SoftballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySoftball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Caring Cougars - Community Outreach, Green Team - environmental awareness, Lego Club, STEM Program, Student Council, Technology and Coding Club (SWAT)

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Little Runner's Club, Winter Indoor youth soccer

School Notes

  • Through the integration of traditional and modern teaching methods, St. Mary Magdalen students are inspired and guided spiritually, academically, socially, physically, and artistically. 
  • Incorporating Christian values and academics, St. Mary Magdalen School strives to develop well-educated, socially responsible citizens who contribute to the world using their God-given gifts and talents. 
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Waterbury
    St Mary
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 253 students
    3.5 miles
    43 Cole St
    Waterbury, CT 06706
    (203) 753-2574
    3.5 PK-8
  • Waterbury
    Grades: PK-8 | 189 students
    2.5 miles
    386 Robinwood Rd
    Waterbury, CT 06708
    (203) 756-5313
    2.5 PK-8
  • Waterbury
    Grades: PK-8 | 259 students
    4.1 miles
    645 Congress Ave
    Waterbury, CT 06708
    (203) 755-6809
    4.1 PK-8

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