St. Mary Parish School

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St. Mary Parish School Photo #1 - St. Mary Catholic School provides a strong, faith-based education with an amazing community of parents and teachers that care about our students. Please schedule a tour to learn more about our programs, activities, and community.
St. Mary Parish School Photo #2 - Our students at St. Mary Catholic School participate in PLTW, a hands-on, project-based program exposing students to areas of study that they typically do not pursue, and providing them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success.
St. Mary Parish School Photo #3 - Roary, our school's mascot, serves as a symbol of identity and creates a sense of belonging and community spirit within the staff and students of St. Mary. The lion represents the following qualities: strength, courage, wisdom, pride, devotion, leadership, and loyalty.
St. Mary Parish School Photo #4 - St. Mary Catholic School has a 4th, 5th, and a 6-8th grade middle school band, as well as our Jazz Ensemble. 40% of our students enroll in band. Students take lessons on their respective instruments and attend full band practices. Our band performs many concerts at school, as well as our annual Christmas concert at Southridge.
St. Mary Parish School Photo #5 - St. Mary Catholic School strives to be a place of welcome, a place to feel at home. Each student and teacher, each parent and visitor is received with respect and hospitality. Our mission: Celebrating spiritual growth while providing academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment.
St. Mary Parish School Photo #6 - Academic excellence has always been a hallmark of Catholic education. St. Mary continues that tradition. Our students consistently excel in intellectual achievements. Looking ahead, we are instilling in our children the desire to be life-long learners. Intellectual curiosity and ability are, and will be essential to personal and professional growth.
St. Mary Parish School Photo #7 - Students at St. Mary Catholic School attend mass on a weekly basis.
St. Mary Parish School Photo #8 - During All School Liturgies at St. Mary Catholic School, throughout the year, each grade level plans the liturgy, proclaims the readings, and helps deliver the message to the parishioners.
St. Mary Parish School Photo #9 - Along with our commitment to quality education, St. Mary Catholic School highlights the importance of community service and the understanding of Catholic Social Teachings. The 1st Grade class works with Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative to write cards to veterans.
St. Mary Parish School Photo #10 - At St. Mary Catholic School, each class works with a different parish ministry partner to ensure that service is embedded in our academic program. Our 6th grade class works with Pathfinders, an organization providing support to homeless youth.
  • St. Mary Catholic School strives to be a place of welcome, a place to feel at home.
  • Each student and teacher, each parent and visitor is received with respect and hospitality.
  • The goal of the St. Mary Parish School is to provide the best possible educational experiences, learning opportunities and integration of religious truths and values.
  • Through the combined efforts of the staff, parents and students, St. Mary Parish School will provide an exciting and rewarding educational year.
  • Within our Catholic school, teachers and students experience together what it means to live a life of prayer, personal responsibility and freedom reflective of gospel values.
  • The commitment of the Catholic school to Christian values and Christian moral code renders a profound service to society, our families and our communities.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1954

Student Body

Total Students388 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade St. Mary Parish School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
35%
Average Class Size19 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniforms required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,163
Admissions DirectorMickie Mroczenski

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Dance, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballDance,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Forensics, Girl Scouts, Math Club, Science Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band/Jazz Band

School Notes

  • St. Mary Catholic School strives to be a place of welcome, a place to feel at home.
  • Each student and teacher, each parent and visitor is received with respect and hospitality.
  • The goal of the St. Mary Parish School is to provide the best possible educational experiences, learning opportunities and integration of religious truths and values.
  • Through the combined efforts of the staff, parents and students, St. Mary Parish School will provide an exciting and rewarding educational year.
  • Within our Catholic school, teachers and students experience together what it means to live a life of prayer, personal responsibility and freedom reflective of gospel values.
  • The commitment of the Catholic school to Christian values and Christian moral code renders a profound service to society, our families and our communities.

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  • Milwaukee
    Grades: PK-8 | 202 students
    12.8 miles
    4849 N Wildwood Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53217
    (414)332-8175
    12.8 PK-8
    202
  • Milwaukee
    Grades: PK-8 | 483 students
    6.3 miles
    800 Glenview Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53213
    (414)771-1520
    6.3 PK-8
    483
  • Milwaukee
    St. Pius X Grade School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-9 | 108 students
    8.1 miles
    2520 N Wauwatosa Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53213
    (414)778-0880
    8.1 K-9
    108
  • Milwaukee
    Grades: PK-8 | 320 students
    12.3 miles
    2200 E Capitol Dr
    Milwaukee, WI 53211
    (414)332-1164
    12.3 PK-8
    320
  • Racine
    Grades: PK-12 | 619 students
    17.8 miles
    4050 Lighthouse Drive
    Racine, WI 53402
    (262)752-2500
    17.8 PK-12
    619

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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At the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, we transferred our two older children (grades 6 and 7) out of St. Mary and to the public school system. We felt transferring them would make their transition to high school easier. While we still loved St. Mary (we left our 2nd grader there), we were focusing on our middle school kids long-term and felt like this was the best path. However, as the school year started, we began to notice that the school system didn't seem to be challenging our kids. They had no homework, some subjects, such as Social Studies, went away, and their approach to teaching subjects rotating didn't seem to helping our children learn. There wasn't a focus on study skills or time management, and after talking with many parents, we heard feedback that the middle school students were not prepared for high school after leaving this public institution.After 2 semesters; we transferred the kids back to St. Mary. This was disruptive for everyone to do mid-year, but we felt so strongly that we made the switch. We felt the academics were much stronger, and the kids had a more full understanding of their subjects. There is a much better focus on high school prep at St. Mary and truly challenging the kids. In addition, the teacher to student ratios at the public school did not allow for any individual focus or ability to differentiate learning. While the kids liked the school on a social level and quickly made friends, the limitations in academics was far too great.
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St. Mary's middle school gave me the tools that I needed to begin my high school experience feeling prepared and confident. I was taught to balance my time, handle challenging curriculum, and set high expectations for myself as part of a faith-filled community.
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I am proud to say that I am alumni of St. Mary Parish School. I attended St. Mary Parish School K-4-8th grade.Academically. I can say that I was well prepared for high school. I use the study skills that were taught to me by the caring and dedicated staff at St. Mary Parish School every day in high school. They truly wanted for me to succeed. I have also strengthened my values, morals and Catholic values. I have become the person I am today with a great foundation at St. Mary Parish School. Lastly, St. Mary Parish School is home to me. I have met some amazing friends and families through attending school here. I am thankful that I am still close with them as I take on my high schools years. WE ARE FAMILY!
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My husband and I both attended Catholic school and wanted the same for our children. St. Mary Parish School has it all - a strong, faith-based education, amazing community of parents and teachers that care about their students. The teachers are able to accommodate all four of our children`s different learning styles. The reading room that is offered has given our kids the extra help they need to boost their confidence. Mike and I want our kids to become respectful, confident and kind people with strong catholic values. St. Mary's does a good job of facilitating these qualities.
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Change is always a hard thing. No one likes to do it. Finding a new path is often uncomfortable and filled with unknowns. That`s the place our family was in 2 years ago when we switched schools. At the time, with a 2nd grader and K5 student, we had many years of primary school ahead and we felt like we weren`t getting "enough" out of our children`s education. The prospect of changing our school and parish was daunting, but we felt like it was the right decision.That`s when we came to St. Mary`s and we`ve never looked back. I guess the simplest way to sum up what our decision was based on was, opportunities. Now that the kids have been here two years, we feel firmly it was the right decision.Academically, the programs are robust and the study habits they instill in the students is impressive. The curriculum has been challenging and my children are pushed to excel. I consider our school very focused on high school prep. This is validated every time I talk with parents of high school students who confirm how well-prepared their child was for high school (to the point teachers will actually guess that they are St Mary alum).The resources staff, technology, specials, faith are all amazing. The staff are extremely dedicated and truly vested in their student`s development. The extra programing they offer from music and Spanish to Chess Club and Forensics is fantastic. So many opportunities to give our kids a chance to experience something new and thrive at it.There are so many opportunities to be a part of this community and make new friendships and truly challenge your child to excel. We welcome you to visit our school and experience the place we now consider home.
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